James Noble named Managing Partner of Harneys’ Singapore office

Harneys has announced that James Noble is the new Managing Partner of its Singapore office, following the retirement of Lisa Pearce who has managed the office since its inception in 2014.

Firm Chairman, Peter Tarn, said: “I would like to congratulate James on his promotion and wish him every success in his new role. Since relocating to our Singapore office in 2018, James has been instrumental in developing the Litigation and Restructuring team with his steadfast commitment and strategic vision. Under his stewardship, the Singapore office will continue to go from strength to strength.”

James joined Harneys’ in 2010 as an associate in the Litigation and Restructuring practice group in the Cayman Islands. He relocated to the Hong Kong office in 2012, before relocating last year to Singapore to head the office’s newly established Litigation and Restructuring practice. James is a leading Cayman and BVI litigation lawyer with almost two decades of experience working on a wide variety of commercial disputes including financial services litigation, trust and estate disputes, and insolvency and restructuring. He also has advanced specialist expertise in complex and high value shareholder litigation, asset recovery, and cross border enforcement and insolvency.

On accepting the role, James said: “I am delighted to be leading the way for Harneys’ Singapore office at an exciting time of growth and expansion for us in the Southeast Asia region. On behalf of the team, I would like to thank Lisa for making the office the success it is today, and to wish her a long and happy retirement.”

Harneys launched its Asia offering in 2005 with the opening of its Hong Kong office. Since then, the Asia team has expanded into Singapore and Shanghai, with the three full-service offices representing the largest network of any offshore law firm in Asia.