Harneys announces new Cayman managing partner

Carolynn Vivian

Carolynn Vivian is taking over the Cayman office managing partner role from Nick Hoffman, who will focus on his new role as global head of Litigation, Insolvency, and Restructuring.

Vivian has more than 20 years of experience advising clients on all aspects of corporate and regulatory law across numerous jurisdictions, including mergers and acquisitions, finance, restructuring, and licensing. Her new role follows her recent promotion to partner, which was announced in January this year. She also serves as the firm’s group general counsel and will continue with this role in addition to her new responsibilities. Her appointment is subject to Cayman Islands immigration and regulatory approval.

In addition, Richard Reid has been appointed chief people officer for Harneys’ law firm.

Since joining Harneys in 2022, Reid has been the architect behind some of the firm’s most forward-thinking human resources initiatives, from revamping the firm’s Employee Assistance Programme to pioneering the Mental Health Buddies Scheme, Harneys said in a press release. He also coordinates a regular schedule of wellbeing webinars for employees on topics such as men’s health, menopause, parenting, nutrition, and mindfulness. Before joining Harneys, Reid held various senior roles in the field of wellbeing and professional development, including working as a psychological consultant, psychotherapist and leadership coach to CEOs, entrepreneurs and high net worth individuals.

Global Managing Partner William Peake commented: “I would like to congratulate Carolynn and Richard on their well-deserved appointments. With her unique skillset combining corporate governance and client facing work, Carolynn will bring a fresh perspective to the leadership of our thriving Cayman Islands’ office. Richard’s considerable experience in professional development and employee wellbeing strengthens and aligns with our ethos that our people are the heart of Harneys. I am confident they will both excel in their new roles.”

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