16 December 2021

Praise for Carey Olsen's Singapore and Hong Kong SAR offices in Chambers Asia-Pacific

Carey Olsen's Singapore and Hong Kong SAR offices have 'excellent commercial awareness, both in terms of the client's objectives and also in terms of informing their analysis of the issues', according to industry sources in the 2022 edition of the Chambers Asia-Pacific rankings.

The latest edition of the highly respected international legal directory also saw Singapore partners Anthony McKenzie and James Noble, and Hong Kong partner Jeremy Lightfoot recognised individually.

Anthony, managing partner of Carey Olsen's Singapore office, is ranked among leading individuals for corporate & finance, including investments funds, gaining recognition for his work on IPOs involving Cayman and British Virgin Islands elements. It also marks the fourth year in a row he has been ranked in the category.

James, who leads the firm's litigation, insolvency and restructuring practice in Asia, is recognised within the offshore section for dispute resolution and described as an 'imaginative and out-of-the-box thinker with first-class legal skills'.

Jeremy, who is head of the firm's Hong Kong litigation, insolvency and restructuring practice, is ranked within the same category and is noted for his handling of big-ticket shareholder disputes.

The impressive set of rankings follow other recent success for the firm in the Asia-Pacific region, which includes Carey Olsen being named an international firm of the year for its dispute resolution (cross-border) practice at the 2021 China Business Law Awards, and leading all offshore firms as part of The Straits Times' Singapore's Best Law Firms 2022 research.

In addition, James Noble and Jeremy Lightfoot were recently named among the Top 15 Offshore Litigators practising in Asia by Asian Legal Business, while Anthony McKenzie and Hong Kong managing partner Michael Padarin featured in the most recent edition of China Business Law Journal's A-List for elite private practice lawyers advising on China-related business.

Carey Olsen has had a presence in Asia since launching a Singapore office in 2015, which was then followed by the Hong Kong opening in 2016. The firm now employs 25 fee earners across both offices.

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