Offshore law firm opens Hong Kong office
Carey Olsen, one of the largest offshore law firms With 49 partners and 200 lawyers has issued an announcement to inform for its Hong Kong office opening.
According the announcement:
The Hong Kong practice has a dispute resolution and insolvency focus, with partner Michael Makridakis having recently relocated to Hong Kong from our Cayman Islands office, where he established and led our dispute resolution and insolvency team.
The opening of Hong Kong follows the successful launch of our Singapore office by lead Asia partner, Linda Lee, in October last year. We recently expanded our corporate legal practice in Singapore with the relocation of partner Anthony McKenzie from our Cayman office.
Our Hong Kong office will advise on the full spectrum of contentious, semi-contentious and offshore advisory work. This includes domestic and international restructuring and insolvency, corporate and commercial disputes, banking and financial services litigation, trusts litigation as well as fraud, asset tracing and regulatory disputes.
Michael Makridakis, who will continue to work alongside our dispute resolution and insolvency practices in the British Virgin Islands and Cayman as well as Guernsey and Jersey, said: “The growth in demand for offshore legal services in Asia has created a parallel demand for offshore litigation services and we have an increasing number of clients requiring advice in relation to disputes and insolvency matters in the region.
“Our Hong Kong office provides clients and referrers with access to offshore dispute resolution and insolvency specialists who are in the same time zone and who have a thorough understanding of the Asia market.”
Linda Lee, Carey Olsen’s head of Asia, said: “The provision of offshore dispute resolution and insolvency services in Hong Kong complements our corporate, finance and investment funds offering in Singapore and begins the next chapter of Carey Olsen’s Asia story.”
Carey Olsen managing partner, Alex Ohlsson, said: “Our disputes and insolvency teams in BVI and Cayman have a long-standing record of advising Asia-based clients, making an office on the ground in Hong Kong a logical step.
“Hong Kong is a thriving business centre and we look forward to extending our footprint in Asia and to building on Carey Olsen’s success in the region.”