Carey Olsen hires litigation specialist


Offshore law firm Carey Olsen has appointed a specialist in high-value commercial litigation, insolvency and restructuring, Jeremy Lightfoot, as a partner in its Hong Kong office.

Prior to moving offshore, Lightfoot, who has litigated on a wide range of international disputes in court and arbitration proceedings, practised as a barrister at a leading chambers in London.

Singapore partner James Noble, who leads Carey Olsen’s litigation, insolvency and restructuring practice across Asia, said: “Jeremy is a highly accomplished lawyer with a great reputation in the offshore legal market. His extensive experience in complex cross-border disputes in both Cayman and the BVI makes him the perfect choice to head our litigation, insolvency and restructuring offering in Hong Kong.”

The Hong Kong practice of Carey Olsen also moved into larger premises at the beginning of this year to facilitate the firm’s continued growth. The firm launched a Hong Kong corporate practice to complement its existing dispute resolution and insolvency offering last June with the lateral hire of partner Michael Padarin, followed by the arrival of a second corporate partner, James Webb, in September.

Last August, the firm also started offering Bermuda law capabilities following the relocations of Bermudian counsel Henry Tucker and senior associate Kyle Masters, making it the only offshore law firm in Asia offering on-the-ground advice for Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey law.