13 August 2021

Carey Olsen pair named as top offshore litigators in Asia

Carey Olsen partners James Noble and Jeremy Lightfoot have been named among the Top 15 Offshore Litigators practising in Asia by Asian Legal Business (ALB).

The respected publication's offshore litigator rankings highlights the top disputes practitioners working with offshore law firms who have successfully handled significant cases and exceeded client expectations in the process. Lawyers were selected based on the profile of their cases, client recommendations, and feedback from the market.

The ALB rankings recognised James, who is based in Singapore and leads the firm's litigation, insolvency and restructuring practice in Asia, as 'a specialist in shareholder litigation, asset recovery, cross-border enforcement and insolvency'.

Similarly, Jeremy, who is head of the litigation, insolvency and restructuring practice in Carey Olsen's Hong Kong office, is recognised as someone well known for 'his work on high value, complex commercial and corporate litigation, insolvency and restructuring matters'.

Their inclusion in the rankings follow the firm's recent success at the 2021 China Business Law Awards where Carey Olsen was named international firm of the year for its dispute resolution (cross-border) practice.

James said: "I am thrilled to have been recognised as one of the top offshore litigators by Asian Legal Business alongside so many outstanding professionals in the region. This recognition is testament to the hard work and dedication of my colleagues, not only in Singapore where we have the largest team of offshore litigators in the jurisdiction, but also the wider dispute resolution and litigation group at Carey Olsen."

Jeremy commented: "I am flattered to have been named as one of the top 15 offshore litigators practising in Asia. I am part of a fantastic team in Hong Kong and my inclusion on this list simply reflects the high regard in which our lawyers are held by clients and referrers and the calibre and quality of our offering in the jurisdiction."

Carey Olsen has had a presence in Asia since the 2015 launch of its Singapore office. This was then followed by the opening of a Hong Kong practice in 2016. Between them, the two offices provide on-the-ground legal advice on Bermuda, BVI, Cayman Islands and Channel Islands law in relation to banking and finance matters, corporate and commercial work, including M&A and capital markets, investment funds, trusts and private wealth, dispute resolution and litigation, insolvency and restructuring.