The firm is the first major offshore firm to practice international law in mainland China.
British Virgin Islands-based Harneys, an offshore law firm with a large Caribbean footprint. has launched a legal services office in Shanghai, making it the first major offshore firm to do so in mainland China.
The outpost, led by managing partner Kristy Calvert, first opened in 2015 as a liaison and business development office. The Chinese Ministry of Justice approved Harneys’ application to offer international legal services earlier this year, according to a statement by the firm.