Harneys begins 2019 with new partner hire

Harneys is pleased to announce the continued expansion of its Asia practice with the addition of partner Nicola Roberts to its Hong Kong Litigation, Insolvency and Restructuring team this week.
Nicola joins the market-leading team from a rival offshore law firm, having practised for more than ten years in both their BVI and Jersey offices. Her practice focuses on restructuring and insolvency, fraud, asset-tracing, contentious trust matters, and regulatory work including sanctions. She is also an experienced advocate, with considerable expertise advising on the offshore aspects of complex high-value multi-jurisdictional commercial disputes.
Harneys’ Asia Managing Partner, Ian Mann, commented: “With more than a decade’s experience gained in offshore jurisdictions, Nicola will play a pivotal role in advancing our Asia Litigation, Insolvency and Restructuring team’s market position in 2019 and beyond. Housing seasoned courtroom advocates from our offshore jurisdictions in Asia enables us to offer a truly seamless service in tandem with our Caribbean offices, and we look forward to providing even more improved service levels to our clients with Nicola on board.”
Nicola is recommended as a next generational lawyer by Legal 500, which notes that she “instils confidence from her practical knowledge” and praises her ability to “see the bigger picture very quickly and therefore implement and act with detail”.
Her wide-ranging expertise significantly bolsters Harneys’ Asia litigation and restructuring team’s already competitive advantage. At 36 lawyers including 8 partners, the team is by far the largest in Asia and is widely recognised as the lodestar of the region’s offshore litigation and restructuring landscape, remaining unrivalled in terms of depth, breadth and diversity of work.
Nicola’s recruitment brings Harneys’ Hong Kong partner headcount to 13, with the wider team of 53 lawyers now constituting the largest offshore law firm in Hong Kong. The firm’s three full-service Asia offices across Hong Kong, Singapore and Shanghai also constitute the largest network of any offshore law firm in Asia.