04 July 2022

Carey Olsen strengthens Singapore corporate and investment funds team with double hire

Carey Olsen has added to its corporate and investment funds team in Singapore with the appointments of counsel Rebecca Lee and associate Toh Wei Xun.

Rebecca has extensive experience advising on a variety of finance and corporate matters, including asset finance, general banking, fund finance, as well as mergers and acquisitions. She has a particular focus on the aviation industry, having represented various financiers, borrowers and lessors on a wide range of asset financing and leasing transactions over the duration of her 10-year career. Rebecca joins Carey Olsen from another leading offshore firm and, prior to that, Clifford Chance. She is fluent in English and Mandarin, with a working proficiency in Japanese and Cantonese.

Wei Xun's expertise spans fund formation, investment management, mergers and acquisitions and he frequently counsels fund managers on licensing and ongoing compliance requirements. Wei Xun has acted for a diverse range of clients including sovereign investors, sovereign wealth funds, real estate groups and aviation businesses. Prior to joining the firm, Wei Xun qualified as a solicitor in Singapore in 2016 and trained at Allen & Gledhill LLP before joining Magic Circle law firm, Clifford Chance.

The appointments of Rebecca and Wei Xun follow the arrival of investment funds specialist Tom Katsaros, another high-profile appointment for Carey Olsen's Singapore office.

Singapore managing partner Anthony McKenzie said: "Rebecca is a highly accomplished lawyer and brings with her vast multi-jurisdictional experience, having previously worked in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore and Bangkok. Not only will she undoubtedly strengthen our team, but she also allows us to further evolve our corporate service offering to clients.

"Wei Xun also enjoys a fantastic reputation in the Asian investment funds sector, having worked in Singapore for some of the region's leading onshore law firms. Both are exciting additions to our team and we're delighted to have them on board."

Following these recent hires, the firm's fee earner headcount in Singapore has grown to nearly 20, making Carey Olsen one of the largest offshore law firms in the jurisdiction. The fast-growing office, which has maintained its Tier 1 ranking for offshore law firms in the latest edition of The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific, was also recently named as the leading offshore firm by The Straits Times as part of research the newspaper conducts for its annual 'Singapore's Best Law Firms' series.

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