15 June 2017

Carey Olsen Singapore lawyers named in Asian Legal Business's top offshore list

Carey Olsen Singapore partners Linda Lee and Anthony McKenzie have been named in Asian Legal Business’s Offshore Client Choice List 2017.

The prestigious list is highly regarded as the results are compiled from a comprehensive survey conducted by Asian Legal Business with clients, leading in-house counsel, onshore lawyers and referees from financial institutions.

Carey Olsen’s lead partner in Asia and managing partner of the Singapore office, Linda Lee, was named as one of the top 10 lawyers in the list, which also highlights her 20-plus years of experience in cross-border M&A, corporate finance and restructurings throughout Asia, Europe and the US.

“Her expertise as in-house counsel at several large multi-nationals and her work as a partner based in Singapore and Hong Kong…has given her a depth of insight into client needs; insight recognised by clients,” the survey said. The survey cited one client as saying: “Linda is able to consider the client’s position such as commercial and internal concerns instead of merely focusing on the legal aspects.”

Ms Lee regularly works with strategic investors and private equity and fund investors. Her private equity and investment funds experience comes from both private practice and working in-house with a leading Asian sovereign wealth fund in Singapore.

Mr McKenzie was highlighted for his range of experience in corporate, commercial and finance transactions across multiple jurisdictions in areas such as M&A, joint ventures, secured and unsecured financing arrangements, preference share issues and capital markets transactions.

Mr McKenzie was also praised by clients in the survey for his "positive can-do attitude". The survey cited his significant experience in advising clients on the structuring, formation and maintenance of regulated and unregulated investment funds in the Cayman Islands.

Ms Lee said: “Since Carey Olsen launched its Singapore office in 2015 and Hong Kong last year, our practice has grown exponentially. It is excellent to see our attention to detail, our focus on offering a truly multi-jurisdictional expertise and the highest standards of client service across all practice areas being recognised by both Asian Legal Business and the clients surveyed in the region.”

Mr McKenzie added: "I am delighted to be named one of the top offshore lawyers by Asian Legal Business. We are delivering consistently high levels of service and innovative legal advice from our Singapore office, in partnership with our global offices, and to see this recognised so soon after launching in Asia is testament to that."