New Partner Fiona Chan appointed bolstering banking and finance practice in Asia

Appleby has announced the appointment of Partner, Fiona Chan, who joins the Group’s Hong Kong office to further bolster Appleby’s Asia banking and finance practice.

Fiona has extensive experience advising clients on various offshore jurisdictions and joins Appleby after working approximately five years offshore in Hong Kong. She has also spent 10 years onshore with the London and Hong Kong offices of Clifford Chance. Her experience spans the spectrum of banking and finance transactions including bilateral and syndicated lending, project and acquisition finance, asset-backed and property financing, energy and infrastructure financing, pre-IPO debt and equity finance, corporate restructuring/pre-insolvency and various forms of credits and securities.

Frances Woo, Managing Partner of Appleby’s Hong Kong office, said: “We are excited by Fiona’s arrival, and the strengthened leadership and extra capacity that this represents for the team as well as the invaluable resource for our clients. Her substantive offshore and onshore experience married with the breadth and depth of our key offshore jurisdictions bolsters our offering through a leading team of highly skilled and responsive individuals that clients can trust. This quality assurance is key.”

Fiona added, “My experience advising clients on British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands law in banking and finance, corporate, funds and trust matters, as well as involvement with Bermuda, Guernsey and Jersey laws related transactions will complement Appleby’s global presence and its focus on client service in Asia”.

“I look forward to being part of Appleby’s continued growth and its strategy and positioning of being a leading offshore law firm.”

Fiona’s appointment brings the total number of Partners in the global Banking team to 22.