Ogier has announced eight promotions in its Hong Kong legal and corporate teams.
Nicholas Plowman, practice partner of Ogier's Hong Kong team, said: "I am delighted to announce these promotions across our corporate, finance and funds teams. Florence, Charlotte, Rachel and Cecilia have all made their mark within the firm for their legal expertise and their dedicated to excellent client service. There will be further promotions this year as members of our different teams become qualified within the United Kingdom allowing a change of title.
"It is particularly pleasing to see them step up to take on added responsibility and an increasingly senior role at a time when we continue to recruit and grow in response to increasing client demand."
Florence Chan becomes managing associate. Florence qualified in Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong, joining Ogier in 2012 to work on corporate finance transactions including initial public offerings, mergers and acquisitions and private equity. Florence was part of the team that advised the innovative and award-winning Taiwan Cement Corporation's privatisation of TCC International Holdings Limited, structured through a Cayman Islands scheme of arrangement.
Charlotte Bradshaw becomes senior associate. Charlotte advises on the structuring, formation and ongoing legal and regulatory compliance of a wide variety of Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands investment fund products.
Rachel Huang, who has been with Ogier's corporate team since 2014, becomes senior associate. Rachel's practice focuses on advising BVI and Cayman law on a broad range of corporate and finance transactions including bank finance, debt and equity-linked capital market transactions, initial public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and general corporate and finance matters. Rachel was part of the team that advised Xinhu Zhongbao's US$700 million senior notes issue, a major high yield deal.
Cecilia Li becomes senior associate. She advises on BVI and Cayman laws in respect of a broad range of corporate and finance transactions, including bank finance, debt and equity-linked capital market transactions, initial public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and general corporate and finance matters. She was also part of the team that advised the Xinhu Zhongbao senior notes issue, reported at the time as the largest debut issuance of a high yield bond by a PRC company for five years.
Ogier Global has also promoted Sisi Fan to manager. Sisi has played a key role in the development of Ogier's FATCA & CRS (AEOI) & Investor Services offering in Hong Kong including providing pragmatic AMLCFT compliance advice in both Mandarin and English. Cayman and BVI Technical specialist Eric Lam, who within Ogier Global's Registered Office/Registered Agent (RORA) team, takes on the role of assistant manager, while Yan Lam and Joanna Ma become senior administrators.