Travers Thorp Alberga, a partner-led Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands law firm, has expanded its team following its recent merger with BVI law firm Orion Law with the appointment of three new partners and three new associates.
Lucy Nicklas, a hedge fund and private equity specialist who previously worked for Walkers and then Maples has joined the firm’s hedge fund group as a partner in the Hong Kong office.
Nicklas will shortly be joined by her former colleague, Silva Seferian Jacotine, a hedge fund specialist from Walkers who will join the hedge fund group in the Cayman Islands office at the end of May as a partner.
The litigation department is strengthened by the appointment of litigation expert Neil McLarnon who has joined the firm as a partner. McLarnon is a UK Barrister of 12 years’ call having practiced at XXIV Old Buildings and who specialises in corporate commercial litigation, much of which he has undertaken in the Courts of offshore jurisdictions including the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands, the Courts of the BVI and Dubai.
McLarnon also announced the arrival of Jonathan Turnham who has joined the firm’s Cayman Islands office as a senior associate in the hedge fund group having previously practiced with Clifford Chance and offshore law firm, Ogiers.
King Lai, a graduate of King’s College, London, who specialises in a broad range of securities law has joined its Hong Kong office from Clearly Gottlieb as a senior associate. Lai is fluent in English Mandarin and Cantonese.
YC Chen who specialises in corporate and commercial matters joins the firm’s Hong Kong office from Clyde and Co in Perth as an associate.
Anthony Travers, senior partner, said: “Our internal operating model is proving attractive to practitioners of the highest quality and experience. This in turn is reinforcing the firm’s reputation of providing superior legal advice which has placed us firmly in the front rank of offshore advisers.
“Our expansion is notable in an offshore legal environment where there is currently a degree of instability and continued evidence of contraction.”
Travers Thorp Alberga, Appointment, Cayman Islands, British Virgin Isands, Hong Kong