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Eversheds Harry Elias Enhances Banking and Financial Services Practice with First Lateral Partner Hire since merger

  • Singapore
  • Banking and finance

06-06-2019

 

The Singapore office of global legal practice Eversheds Sutherland today announced the appointment of Gerard Ng as a partner in the Banking and Financial Services Practice group.

With over 20 years of experience, Gerard is a specialist in lending, structured finance, acquisition finance and structured products. Currently on the panels of many of the world’s largest banks, Gerard will link his existing relationships with some of the strongest banks in the region to enhance the reputation of the Banking and Financial Practice group.

Prior to joining Eversheds Harry Elias, Gerard was a Partner at an international law firm, where he was involved in several notable transactions. He also spent some time during his career at a financial institution as Head of Legal and Secretariat.

Philip Fong, Singapore Managing Partner at Eversheds Harry Elias, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Gerard, who adds a new dimension to our growing corporate and banking practice in Singapore. He is a renowned practitioner who will help us deliver on our growth plan, which will be supported by further strategic hires in the coming months.”

According to Gerard, “Financial institutions today are operating in an increasingly complex environment. Given this, they require timely and practical solutions from firms who have the required depth and knowledge in banking and financial services. The combination of the enhanced Banking and Financial Services group in Singapore with the global strength of Eversheds Sutherland delivers a compelling local and international solution for clients.”

Commenting on the appointment, Stephen Kitts, Asia Managing Partner at Eversheds Sutherland said: “Eversheds Sutherland has a reputation to positively disrupt the legal markets. Gerard brings his strong reputation to a global banking and financial team spanning 69 offices in 34 countries. His experience advising on developing Financial Technology will ensure that we continue to be at the forefront of innovation in the financial and legal sectors.”

 

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