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Mourant

Offshore

3 ranked lawyersBand 2Asia-Pacific RegionGlobal 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Trusted experts for fund formation work with recognised strength as BVI, Cayman Islands and Channel Islands law counsel. Noteworthy transactional practice advising major corporates and multinational private equity funds on complex M&A deals across Asia. Strong track record in acquisition and asset finance matters for major lenders. Also offers advice on insolvency litigation and general dispute resolution cases.

Strengths

One interviewee notes: "The team is very commercial; they take a commercial view on what the client wants. That sets them apart from others."

"They're very collaborative and they work well together as a team, which means you have access to a full range of experts. Especially on non-vanilla transactions, it's important to have the people to get the deals done," adds another source.

Work highlights

Acted for Gaw Capital Advisors on the formation of Gateway Real Estate Fund VI, a fund focused on real estate investments across the Asia-Pacific region.

Notable practitioners

Danielle Roman comes recommended for her expertise in financing work, encompassing fund finance, asset finance and acquisition finance. She wins praise from market sources, with one reporting: "When it comes to being commercial and how to apply legal principles thoroughly, she is very good."

Paul Christopher is the managing partner of the Hong Kong office and leads its corporate finance and investment funds team. He has notable experience offering Cayman Islands and BVI law advice to private equity firms and investment banks on investment fund matters. An interviewee comments: "He understands the issues and puts them into perspective."

Simon Lawrenson specialises in banking and finance mandates, offering expertise in a broad range of matters including acquisition finance, fund finance and DCM. His clientele consists of a number of major financial institutions and private equity outfits, and a client describes him as "user-friendly and technically excellent."

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Overview

Our lawyers in Hong Kong provide extensive multi-disciplinary and in-depth legal advice across a range of practice areas including corporate, investment funds, banking, finance, restructuring and insolvency, litigation and capital markets in relation to four core jurisdictions. The Hong Kong office provides over 90% of its advice on BVI and Cayman Islands law matters, which reflects market practice in Asia.

Our finance practice has advised on some of the highest profile and complex leveraged acquisition financings in the market requiring multi-disciplinary and multi-jurisdictional advice. Our client list includes many of the world's private equity sponsors, managers, investors and service providers.

The firm's specialist focus on private equity globally is unique amongst offshore law firms, advising on the formation, structuring and regulation of investment funds. The addition in 2015 of a contentious restructuring, insolvency and litigation practice gave the firm real-time and an 'on the ground' contentious offering.

We are best known and have developed a reputation in Hong Kong for our work on the most complex and demanding transactions where our strength-in-depth and hands on multi-jurisdictional partner led approach can make all the difference.

Since the establishment of the Hong Kong office we believe that we have advised on some of the most significant and highest profile matters in the market in Asia.

Offshore Department

Mourant

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Department location

1002 – 1006, 10/F Gloucester Tower,

Landmark 15 Queen's Road

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

China

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Asia-Pacific Region

Offshore: Corporate & Finance including Investment Funds


Danielle Roman
Band 3
Paul Christopher
Band 3
Simon Lawrenson
Band 3