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Lisa Pearce Partner

Singapore
+65 6800 9833
+65 8133 3453

Expertise and Professional Background

Lisa is a partner of Harney Westwood & Riegels Singapore LLP specialising in investment funds.  She has extensive experience advising on the establishment and maintenance of various types of funds including hedge funds, private equity funds, real estate investment trusts, exchange traded funds and retail funds. Lisa has particular expertise in unit trusts and has advised both trustees and managers on retail and private offerings. Lisa also has experience of private trusts and employee benefit trusts, including pension schemes and share option plans.

Prior to joining Harneys in October 2012, Lisa worked at Ogier and Simmons & Simmons in Hong Kong.  Lisa has also worked in the Cayman Islands and, before that, spent 7 years at Linklaters in London.

Directories

Lisa is consistently recommended as a leading offshore funds lawyer by Chambers Global, IFLR1000 and Legal 500 in their Asia Pacific rankings. She is recommended for her strong reputation in investment funds and is described as a "very commercial" lawyer who is "notable for her work on unit trust matters" by Chambers Global

 

Education & Admissions

Education
University of Durham (BA) 1989
Nottingham Law School 1991
Bar Admissions
England and Wales 1993
Cayman Islands 2006
Hong Kong 2008

 

Expertise

BVI
Cayman Islands
Trusts & Estates
Investment Funds
FATCA
Asia
Japan
Japan Investment Funds
Asia Investment Funds
Asia Private Wealth & Trusts

Publications

Following is a roundup of recent legislative and industry news from the Cayman Islands. CIMA commissions corporate governance survey The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) announced on 14 January 2013 that it was undertaking a formal... read more

Latest Deals

Harneys acted as BVI counsel in the acquisition of 83 per cent effective equity interest in PT Lifere Agro Kapuas by United Malacca Berhad, which marks the UMB group's first venture overseas outside of Malaysia and also effectively doubles the total... read more