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Legal Moves November to January
Name To From Practice Notes
Singapore
Martin Brown Stephenson Harwood Ince & Co Shipping and offshore finance Martin Brown specialises in cross-border ship finance and offshore maritime transactional matters. These include debt refinancings, leasing, international joint ventures and both conventional and Islamic private equity investments. He has particular expertise in advising companies on their project investment activities in the marine and energy sectors, including structuring, acquisition and asset employment and chartering. 15/11/2018
Babita Ambekar DWF Duane Morris & Selvam Corporate With over a decade of experience in the Asia Pacific region, Babita Ambekar specialises in international mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, licensing and distribution as well as select regional employment and data protection matters. Her sector experience includes energy, fintech, pharmaceuticals, telecoms, technology and hospitality. 30/11/2018
Ton van den Bosch Addleshaw Goddard Ince & Co Corporate Ton van den Bosch joins from Ince & Co where he was of counsel and led its global terminals and maritime infrastructure practice, and its energy and projects team in South and Southeast Asia. 31/01/2019
Ben Constance DWF Taylor Wessing Corporate With over 15 years’ experience at law firms in the Middle East, Asia and Australia, Ben Constance has extensive experience in international M&A, joint ventures, private equity and advising technology companies across the full company life cycle. At DWF, he will advise across a broad range of sectors, with a particular focus on technology, energy and financial services. His clients are typically US and multinational corporates, digital companies and financial investors undertaking business throughout SE Asia and the Middle East. 31/01/2019
HONG KONG
Julie Engwirda Harneys Travers Thorp Alberga Litigation Julie Engwirda has extensive offshore litigation and restructuring experience, having practised for more than ten years with Walkers in the British Virgin Islands, before joining boutique offshore firm Travers Thorp Alberga in Hong Kong where she worked as a partner for more than two years. She specialises in insolvency and restructuring, both contentious and non-contentious. 15/11/2018
Rosita Chu Pinsent Masons Luk & Partners Corporate Rosita Chu joins from Luk & Partners and has 16 years’ experience from across the China and Hong Kong markets. She specialises in representing Chinese and local Hong Kong investment banks and corporations in equity capital market transactions and mergers and acquisition services, as well as advising on securities regulations, ongoing regulatory compliance, corporate restructuring and other general corporate and commercial matters. 30/11/2018
Lance Jiang Addleshaw Goddard Great Wall AMC International Holidays Co. Finance Lance Jiang will become a partner upon completion of the relevant Hong Kong Law Society qualifications in Spring 2019. He is qualified in the PRC, as well as in New York State. In addition to his track record in corporate finance, he has specialist expertise in debt and debt capital markets as well as special situations transactions such as restructurings and NPLs. 15/12/2018
Richard Keady and Robert Rhoda Dentons Bird & Bird Litigation Richard Keady headed Bird & Bird’s international dispute resolution group in the Asia Pacific region. He has more than 20 years’ experience advising governments, multi-national corporations, professional services firms and high-net worth individuals on high-profile litigation, international arbitration and investigations, with a particular expertise in highly regulated environments including the financial services, telecommunications, energy, aviation and life sciences sectors. Robert Rhoda has substantial experience in international arbitration and cross-border litigation including ten years spent in Hong Kong. He advises and acts for clients across Asia Pacific and further afield in the financial services, technology and energy sectors in international arbitration as well as litigation matters. 15/01/2019
Anthony Chan Squire Patton Boggs Stephenson Harwood Corporate Anthony Chan is a lawyer and a China-appointed attesting officer in Hong Kong. His practice focuses on mid-cap corporate finance work and represents issuers and sponsors. He has experience in debt financing and cross-border corporate and commercial transactions. He is also an attorney-at-law qualified in California and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. 31/01/2019
Catherine Leung Lewis Silkin Baker McKenzie Employment Catherine Leung is dual qualified in Hong Kong and England & Wales, with more than 12 years’ experience in both contentious and non-contentious employment law. 31/01/2019
Kenneth Leung Lewis Silkin Clifford Chance Employment & tax Kenneth Leung established and led the Hong Kong tax, pensions and employment practice at Clifford Chance. He is also dual qualified in Hong Kong and England & Wales. 31/01/2019
Nicola Roberts Harneys Ogier Restructuring & insolvency Nicola Roberts previously spent more than ten years at an offshore firm in the BVI and Jersey. She specialises in restructuring and insolvency, fraud, asset-tracing and regulatory work including sanctions and is an experienced advocate. She has experience of complex high value multi-jurisdictional commercial disputes and in contentious trust matters. 31/01/2019