28 March 2022

Four Carey Olsen partners among ABLJ's Top 50 Offshore Lawyers 2022

Partners from Carey Olsen's Hong Kong, Singapore and Bermuda offices have been recognised in the Top 50 Offshore Lawyers 2022 by Asia Business Law Journal (ABLJ) as part of the publication's prestigious annual A-List series.

Asia-based partners Anthony McKenzie (Singapore), James Noble (Singapore) and Michael Padarin (Hong Kong SAR) are joined on the Top 50 List by Michael Hanson of Carey Olsen Bermuda Limited. They were selected following extensive research conducted by ABLJ who talked to in-house counsel in Asia as well as partners of international and onshore law firms in the region to identify the standout lawyers in the offshore space.

Anthony McKenzie is the managing partner of the Carey Olsen's Singapore office. He has a broad range of experience in corporate and commercial and finance transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, secured and unsecured financing arrangements, preference share issues, IPOs and capital markets transactions. Client commentary for Anthony's nomination included: “Owing to his extensive experience, he is frequently able to give quick, concise and clear advice to complex issues, and his advice is always spot-on … As a seasoned offshore corporate lawyer in Southeast Asia, [Anthony] understands clients’ commercial considerations and readily offers suggestions on tax and other business issues”.

Michael Padarin is the managing partner of Carey Olsen's Hong Kong office. His practice primarily concentrates on the formation, operation and restructuring of private investment funds and their related fund sponsor vehicles. He also represents early and later stage companies in a range of industries in relation to private financings, listings, cross-border investments and other M&A transactions.

James Noble, who is based in Singapore, leads the firm's litigation, insolvency and restructuring practice in Asia. A specialist in complex and high value shareholder litigation, asset recovery, cross-border enforcement and insolvency, he has over 20 years' experience working in a wide variety of commercial, trust and estate disputes, and private wealth matters. Client commentary for James' nomination included: “James is an extremely dedicated lawyer who knows his craft. To top that off, he is an absolute pleasure to interact with”.

Michael Hanson is the managing partner of Carey Olsen Bermuda Limited. He specialises in human capital and regulatory law and advises some of the largest insurance and reinsurance, banks and professional services businesses in Bermuda. He also has significant expertise in multijurisdictional crisis management, corporate, employment and regulatory investigations, complex executive disputes and executive benefit and incentive programs.

Commenting on their Top 50 Offshore Lawyers recognition, Anthony McKenzie said: "We are delighted to be included in the 2022 A List. Carey Olsen's profile in Asia continues to grow and this recognition from Asia Business Law Journal is testament to our commitment to providing the highest levels of cross-border expertise and service to our clients in the region."

Carey Olsen has had a presence in Asia since 2015 when it launched its Singapore office followed by the opening of its Hong Kong office in 2016. The firm now has 28 fee earners split between both offices.

The Bermuda office has also grown considerably since its launch at the end of 2017, and now has a team of nearly 50 people working from its offices in Hamilton.

The full A-List can be viewed at Asia Business Law Journal.

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