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Jeremy Lightfoot 赖晋美

Partner 合伙人

Jeremy is the head of our Dispute Resolution and Litigation practice in the Hong Kong office.

His practice is focused on high value and complex commercial and corporate litigation, insolvency and restructuring matters under the laws of Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands.

Who’s Who Legal Litigation notes that Jeremy 'comes highly recommended by peers for his outstanding disputes work and is praised for being “responsive and understanding of what you are looking for”' (2020) and that he has an ‘excellent track record advising clients on complex cross-border matters’ (2019).

Jeremy has been named in the Top 15 Offshore Litigators in Asia by Asian Legal Business. The rankings highlight the top disputes practitioners working with offshore law firms who have successfully handled significant cases and exceeded client expectations in the process. 

Career

Prior to joining Carey Olsen, Jeremy was based in the British Virgin Islands with another offshore law firm before relocating in 2017 to lead their litigation, insolvency and restructuring practice in Hong Kong.

Before moving offshore, Jeremy practised for a decade as a barrister at a leading chambers in London where he was noted in Legal 500 as being 'a brilliant blend of legal and commercial acumen'.

He graduated from New College, Oxford and was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2006 (currently not practising). He was admitted as a barrister of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (British Virgin Islands) in 2016 and is enrolled as a registered associate in Bermuda.

Jeremy is a member of the Hong Kong ICPA Restructuring and Insolvency Faculty, the International Bar Association, INSOL, IWIRC, the Chancery Bar Association (Overseas Member) and the Inter-Pacific Bar Association.

Jeremy是我们香港争议解决和诉讼团队的主管。

他的主要执业领域包括代理高价值的、复杂的商业和公司诉讼,以及根据百慕大、英属维尔京群岛和开曼群岛的法律为破产和重组事务提供建议。

Who’s Who Legal诉讼名人录指出,Jeremy因其出色的争议解决工作而受到同行的强烈推荐,以及因“反应迅速、理解客户需要”而受到赞赏(2020),而且他也“在为客户提供复杂的跨境事务咨询方面往绩卓越”(2019)。

在加入凯瑞奥信前,Jeremy曾在英属维尔京群岛的另一家离岸律师事务所工作,他于2017年移居香港,并领导其诉讼、破产及重组业务团队。

在从事离岸法律执业之前,Jeremy在位于伦敦的一家领先的律师事务所担任大律师10年,他曾被Legal 500评价为“法律和商业敏锐度完美融合的代表”。

Jeremy毕业于牛津大学新学院,并于2006年取得英格兰及威尔士的大律师资格(现时没有执业)。他于2016 年获得东加勒比最高法院(英属维尔京群岛)的大律师资格,同时也是百慕大的注册律师。

Jeremy是香港会计师公会重整及破产管理专项学会、国际大律师协会、国际破产从业员协会、国际妇女破产和重组联合会、大法官律师协会(海外会员),以及环太平洋律师协会的成员之一。

 

 

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