Harneys announces senior promotions


Harneys has announced firmwide promotions to partner and counsel, alongside leadership changes, including two in the Cayman Islands. For the first time, Harneys has promoted to partner two individuals from their fiduciary business and business support function who are not practising lawyers. All changes are effective 1 January 2022.

Five lawyers from across Harneys offices have been promoted to partner: Ian Clark (Investment Funds | Hong Kong), Francesca Gibbons (Litigation, Insolvency and Restructuring | London), Joshua Mangeot (Regulatory & Tax | BVI), Charles Moore (Private Wealth | Cayman Islands), and James Smith (Investment Funds | Cayman Islands).

In a first for the firm, two non-fee earners have also been promoted to partner. Maria Pia Buchi, Managing Director for Harneys Fiduciary, and Felice Swapp, Global Chief Operating Officer for Harneys, have been recognised in a way that exemplifies the firm’s continued plans to diversify and widen its expertise across all practices and services.

Harneys has also promoted three senior associates to counsel: Mathieu Gangloff (Corporate | Luxembourg), Matthew Howson (Private Wealth | London) and Massimiliano della Zonca (Corporate | Luxembourg).

The start of the new year will also see some significant leadership changes. Philip Graham will take up the role of non-executive chair of the Harneys Fiduciary Board, Linda Johnston joins Harneys as the firm’s chief human resources officer, and Vanessa Molloy will become the firm’s Luxembourg office managing partner. Finally, following a transition period, Ross Munro will begin his role as Global Managing Partner.

Ross Munro commented: “Both personally and on behalf of the partnership, I would like to thank and congratulate our promoted colleagues for their contribution to Harneys; I look forward to watching their continued development. This year signifies an important change for Harneys, I am delighted that we are able to recognise the valuable contributions made by our colleagues in the fiduciary business and the business support function by including them in partner promotions. This move is a natural progression for us as the diversity of skills and expertise of our colleagues is what makes Harneys so successful.”

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