Harneys has hired three counsel and seven litigation lawyers across Singapore, Cayman and BVI offices. It has also relocated a senior funds associate to its London team.
Harneys has appointed Dipti Thakar, Peter Tyers-Smith and Peter Ferrer as its counsels, Shuvra Deb, Katie Pearson and Thomas Dugdale as its senior associates. The five new associates are Lachlan Greig, Aleisha Brown, Tom De Vecchi, Gemma Lardner and Dhanshuklal Vekaria.
Pearson is now based in Harneys’ Cayman office and focuses on shareholder disputes, hedge fund disputes, company winding-up, fraud and asset recovery and trust litigation.
Her experience includes obtaining and defending emergency injunctive relief, including freezing injunctions and receiver appointments.
Greig joins Harneys Cayman from Baker and McKenzie and previously worked at Henry Davis York in Sydney. He has acted for receivers and managers, administrators, liquidators and creditors on various disputes and insolvency matters in Australia.
De Vecchi has experience in disputes involving contracts, insolvency, civil fraud, banking and finance and investment funds. He has advised on public and legal policy issues at the Bank of England, Financial Services Authority and the Law Commission. He is a barrister at three Verulam Buildings in London and is admitted to practise in Cayman.
Peter Tarn, chairman of Harneys, said: "Harneys has expanded significantly in recent years and 2016 has been no different. We have hired lawyers in the majority of our global offices and practices and are pleased to report continued success as we build our client base and solidify our practices across all of our jurisdictions.
“Underpinning this progress is our commitment to adding value and being a firm that clients want to partner with regardless of jurisdiction, global office or practice area. I am delighted to welcome these lawyers to the team."
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