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Asia


Expertise > Regional  > Asia Practice Areas
Harneys’ Asia team continues to expand each year with 36 lawyers currently practising in Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai and Japan. Our clients always receive unmatched and distinctive legal counsel and services from Asia’s leading offshore litigation practice.

Overview

Each Asia office provides a breadth of services for clients across the world. Our Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore teams offer the full complement of offshore transactional services, covering all key BVI and Cayman Islands transactional, restructuring and litigation practice areas. Our Tokyo office boasts the only native Japanese qualified lawyer (Bengoshi) practising offshore law in the market. Whilst also offering a full range of offshore transactional services, our team in Japan specialises in investment funds, corporate, finance and dispute resolutions. In particular the team advises a Japanese and international client base on the structuring, establishment, launch and maintenance of offshore funds, including mutual funds, hedge funds and private equity funds. 

The growth of Harneys’ Asia operation is rooted in our dedication to ensuring the satisfaction of each client. Anchored by over a decade of experience in our Hong Kong office, the recent additions of branches in Singapore, Shanghai and Tokyo exemplify the increasing demand of our offshore legal services for global companies seeking unmatched results.


Our Asia Practice Areas

  • Banking and Finance
  • Corporate and Commercial
  • Investment Funds
  • Private Wealth & Trusts
  • Litigating and Restructuring

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Asia Banking & Finance

Harneys' Asia banking and finance team represents some of the world’s largest international companies and commands unparalleled results for all clients seeking services regarding offshore law in Asia.Read More

Asia Investment Funds

Harneys continues to grow as a leader in the Asian investment funds space, acting as both lead and offshore counsel on a range of fund establishments including hedge and private equity.Read More

Asia Private Wealth & Trusts

Our private client services team stands at the forefront of creating new and innovative trust solutions for high net worth individuals and families.Read More

Hong Kong Litigation

As the first offshore legal firm to practice in Asia, Harneys serves as the premier expert in Hong Kong offshore law. Read More

Japan

Harneys’ Japan practice offers a full range of offshore transactional services, including investment funds, corporate and finance law. We are dedicated to providing accurate and pragmatic advice, highly responsive service and cost effective...Read More

Japan Investment Funds

Our Japanese funds practice is based out of our representative Tokyo office and advises a Japanese and international client base on the structuring, establishment, launch and maintenance of Cayman Islands funds that are offered to Japanese and foreign...Read More

PRC Practice

Harneys’ PRC practice offers a full range of offshore transactional, litigation and restructuring services as well as Harneys Fiduciary. Our transactional services encompass investment funds, corporate and finance.Read More

Contacts

Kristy Calvert
Kristy Calvert

Partner and Chief Representative
Shanghai
Jonathan Culshaw
Jonathan Culshaw

Managing Partner
Hong Kong
Ian Mann
Ian Mann

Partner
Hong Kong
Lisa Pearce
Lisa Pearce

Partner
Singapore
Colin Riegels
Colin Riegels

Partner
Singapore
Paul  Sephton
Paul Sephton

Partner
Hong Kong
Junko Shiokawa
Junko Shiokawa

Partner
Hong Kong
Joanne Verbiesen
Joanne Verbiesen

Partner
Hong Kong
Monica Chu
Monica Chu

Counsel
Hong Kong
Richard Griffiths
Richard Griffiths

Counsel
Singapore
Shari Hawke
Shari Hawke

Counsel
Singapore
Arigen  Liang
Arigen Liang

Counsel
Hong Kong
Raymond Ng
Raymond Ng

Counsel
Hong Kong
Adrienne Chan
Adrienne Chan

Senior Associate
Hong Kong
Jayesh Chatlani
Jayesh Chatlani

Senior Associate
Hong Kong
Vanisha Harjani
Vanisha Harjani

Senior Associate
Hong Kong
Zitian  Ng
Zitian Ng

Senior Associate
Singapore
Sharon  Cong
Sharon Cong

Associate
Hong Kong
Laura De Heer
Laura De Heer

Associate
Hong Kong
Lucy Hickmet
Lucy Hickmet

Associate
Hong Kong
Paula Kay
Paula Kay

Associate
Hong Kong
Cristine Lam
Cristine Lam

Associate
Hong Kong
Joanne Lau
Joanne Lau

Associate
Hong Kong
Stephentica Lee
Stephentica Lee

Associate
Hong Kong
Natalie Lee
Natalie Lee

Associate
Hong Kong
Deirdre  MacNamara
Deirdre MacNamara

Associate
Hong Kong
James  McKnight
James McKnight

Associate
Hong Kong
Alexandra Murphy
Alexandra Murphy

Associate
Hong Kong
Lilla Zuill
Lilla Zuill

Associate
Hong Kong
Rebecca King
Rebecca King

Professional Support Lawyer
Hong Kong
Hideki  Hashiguchi
Hideki Hashiguchi

Director & Japan Representative
Tokyo
Bronwyn King
Bronwyn King

Legal Manager
Hong Kong
Vincent Lee
Vincent Lee

Legal Manager
Hong Kong
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