Further growth for Mourant in Asia with eight promotions
10 May 2019
Leading offshore law and corporate services firm, Mourant, has announced eight promotions in its Hong Kong office.
Jessica Lee, and Paul Trewartha in the firm's Corporate and Banking & Finance teams, respectively, have both been promoted to Counsel.
Jessica specialises in corporate and funds work with a focus on private equity. Her experience includes advising both local and multinational companies on cross-border transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, financings, corporate restructurings and general corporate advisory matters.
Paul has expertise in banking and finance law, with particular experience in structured finance and debt capital market transactions. He regularly advises major financial institutions, investment banks, regional banks, note issuers and trustees.
Hong Kong Banking & Finance associates', Lily Li, Peter Vas and Tracey Forbes have also been promoted to Senior Associate and Agnieszka Stachowiak to Paralegal. In the Business Services team, Yorkie Lee is promoted to an operations manager role and William Lau will become an Operations Administrator in the corporate services team.
The awards follow a strong start to 2019 for Mourant, which announced the appointment of insolvency and commercial litigation specialist, Justine Lau, to its partnership earlier this year. Her practice involves advising clients on all types of litigious matters arising from the management of insolvent estates, and advising creditors in respect of their rights and claims in and against insolvent estates.
Mourant Hong Kong office Managing Partner, Paul Christopher, said: "These promotions come at a key stage of our ongoing strategic expansion in Asia. Not only do they send a strong signal to the market in terms of our growth and capability, they also demonstrate our commitment to recruiting and developing exceptionally talented people across all areas of our business.
"I'm very much looking forward to continuing to work with these individuals as they continue to develop in their careers. Congratulations to them all - their promotions are richly deserved."
Mourant Hong Kong continues to be recognised by the world's leading legal directories for its work on many of the most significant offshore transactions and cases in the market, having maintained high rankings in both Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 this year.