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Offshore law firm Carey Olsen opens international office in Hong Kong
     Offshore law firm Carey Olsen announced today (November 8) that it has opened an international office in Hong Kong, tapping into the city's status as Asia's legal services capital to extend its reach in this part of the world.

     The Hong Kong office will advise clients on the full spectrum of contentious, semi-contentious and offshore advisory work. This will include domestic and international restructuring and insolvency, corporate and commercial disputes, banking and financial services litigation, trusts litigation as well as fraud, asset tracing and regulatory disputes. Hong Kong managing partner of Carey Olsen, Mr Michael Makridakis, said that Hong Kong as a thriving business city that offers a solid ground for the group to extend its footprint in Asia.

     Mr Makridakis said, "The growth in demand for offshore legal services in Asia has created a parallel demand for offshore litigation services, and we have an increasing number of clients requiring advice in relation to disputes and insolvency matters in the region."

     "Our Hong Kong office provides clients and referrers with access to offshore dispute resolution and insolvency specialists who are in the same time zone and who have a thorough understanding of the Asia market."

     Associate Director-General of Investment Promotion, Dr Jimmy Chiang, welcomed Carey Olsen’s setting up in Hong Kong. "I am happy to see a leading offshore law firm such as Carey Olsen choosing Hong Kong as an anchorage for its Asia operations. It strongly demonstrates Hong Kong's unique role as an important legal hub in Asia. I wish Carey Olsen every success."

About Carey Olsen

     Carey Olsen is an offshore law firm serving clients from the key offshore financial centres of the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey, with offices also in Cape Town, London, Singapore and now Hong Kong. It employs over 360 people with 49 partners and a total complement of 200 lawyers. It provides legal services in relation to all aspects of corporates and finance, trusts and private wealth, investment funds, insolvency, restructuring and dispute resolution. For more information, please visit www.careyolsen.com.

About Invest Hong Kong

     InvestHK is the department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government established in July 2000 to attract foreign direct investment and support overseas and Mainland businesses to set up or expand in Hong Kong. It provides free advice and customised services to help businesses succeed in Hong Kong's vibrant economy. For more information, please visit www.investhk.gov.hk.
Ends/Tuesday, November 8, 2016
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