Ogier in Asia - promotion of Sophie Zhong in Shanghai

Ogier in Shanghai is pleased to announce the promotion of Sophie Zhong to Senior Business Development Manager.

Sophie is a qualified lawyer with broad experience across a number of service lines offered by Ogier in Asia, including investment funds, dispute resolution, banking and finance, corporate and commercial, restructuring and insolvency and related fiduciary matters.

She works closely with Ogier’s Hong Kong office and acts as the interface between the lawyers in Hong Kong and Ogier’s mainland Chinese clients.

Sophie actively works with a wide variety of high profile, mainland Chinese law firms, banks, private and listed companies and asset management firms including private equity, hedge fund and venture capital managers. She also works closely with Chinese private clients in respect of their private wealth matters, including contentious litigation matters.

Ogier is one of the few firms to offer both Caribbean and Channel Islands legal services to clients in Asia and the only offshore law firm with a Luxembourg offering.

Ogier is also best placed to service clients in China and Japan through our Shanghai and Tokyo offices. Sophie is working alongside Ogier’s wider Asian team and its six partners in the region.

Nicholas Plowman focuses on Ogier’s significant BVI and Cayman Islands investment funds and venture capital practice in Asia. Nathan Powell has a broad corporate finance practice with particular expertise in using BVI, Cayman and Jersey companies for capital markets, IPOs, mergers and acquisitions, consortium acquisitions, private equity structures and joint ventures.

In dispute resolution, Ray Ng is the only BVI-qualified, Mandarin-speaking partner in any offshore law firm in Asia and a highly experienced litigator specialising in commercial, company, trust and insolvency law.

Ogier’s two newly appointed partners in Asia are Anthony Oakes and Kate Hodson. Anthony spearheads Ogier’s Finance practice in Asia, specializing in banking, capital markets, corporate and commercial transactions and structured finance, as well as non-contentious restructuring/insolvency. Kate is focusing on strengthening Ogier's private equity capabilities in Asia as well as specializing in advising on unit trust structures in the Japanese market. In addition to funds work, Kate supports clients in respect of their corporate and commercial transactions, advising on both Cayman Islands and BVI law, and acts for a number of family office and HNWIs, in particular setting up private funds.

The team is also pleased to introduce Caroline Bormans, who practices Luxembourg law. She specializes in all corporate tax advisory services and also focuses on Luxembourg investment funds and is supporting the growing demand for Luxembourg investment funds in Asia.

From 12 October 2015 Ogier’s office address in Shanghai is: Room 3671, Level 36 Shanghai International Finance Centre Tower II, No. 9 Century Avenue, Pudong, Shanghai 200120.