Carey Olsen opens Hong Kong office

10 November 2016

Leading offshore law firm Carey Olsen has opened in Hong Kong as part of the continued expansion of its network in Asia.

The November opening follows the successful launch of the firm's Singapore office by lead Asia Partner, Linda Lee, in October last year.

The Hong Kong office will advise on the full spectrum of contentious, semi-contentious and offshore advisory work. This will include domestic and international restructuring and insolvency, corporate and commercial disputes, banking and financial services litigation, trusts litigation as well as fraud, asset tracing and regulatory disputes.

"Extending our footprint into Hong Kong is a natural step in response to the increasing demand from our clients for the provision of offshore dispute resolution and insolvency services in the region." Carey Olsen's Guernsey Managing Partner John Greenfield

Partner Michael Makridakis, who has relocated to the Hong Kong office, will continue to work alongside Carey Olsen's dispute resolution and insolvency practices in Guernsey, Jersey, British Virgin Islands and Cayman.

"The growth in demand for offshore legal services in Asia has created a parallel demand for offshore litigation services and we have an increasing number of clients requiring advice in relation to disputes and insolvency matters in the region. Our Hong Kong office provides clients and referrers with access to offshore dispute resolution and insolvency specialists who are in the same time zone and who have a thorough understanding of the Asian market," said Mr Makridakis.

Carey Olsen's Guernsey Managing Partner John Greenfield said: "Extending our footprint into Hong Kong is a natural step in response to the increasing demand from our clients for the provision of offshore dispute resolution and insolvency services in the region."

Linda Lee, Carey Olsen's Head of Asia, added: "The provision of offshore dispute resolution and insolvency services in Hong Kong complements our corporate, finance and investment funds offering in Singapore and begins the next chapter of Carey Olsen's Asia story."

With 49 partners and 200 lawyers, Carey Olsen is one of the largest offshore law firms.

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