Andrew Thorp heads up Harneys’ BVI litigation and insolvency practice group. For over a decade, Andrew has advised law firms, banks, funds, private equity houses and trust companies on all aspects of BVI contentious law.
Andrew is particularly sought after by clients for cross-border asset recovery and insolvency work, and is a recognised industry leader. Much of his focus is on pre-emptive remedies, including freezing orders, provisional liquidations and discovery orders, often against a background of fraud. He has acted in numerous successful asset retrieval operations across CIS, Latin America and Asia, alongside teams from Harneys, other international law firms and investigatory professionals.
Andrew has been at the forefront of developing insolvency law in the BVI, having successfully led teams in the seminal hedge fund cases following the liquidity crises and high-profile frauds of the past 10 years. Additionally, he has pioneered a number of cross-border protocols between court officers and is regularly retained to advise on restructuring of international distressed structures.
Andrew is a director of INSOL Global as well as chairman of RISA (Restructuring and Insolvency Professional Association). He is also an honorary member of COMBAR and the Chancery Bar Association.
He is ranked in Band 1 by Chambers and Partners in the British Virgin Islands, is recommended by The Legal 500, and is recognised as being among the world’s leading asset-recovery and private-client lawyers by Who’s Who Legal.