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Eversheds Sutherland bolsters Hong Kong office with two new hires for 2016

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    07-01-2016

    Law firm Eversheds Sutherland has appointed Jae Lemin as a partner in the banking and finance team to strengthen its market leading practice and Paul Moloney as Of Counsel in the Financial Services and Funds team.

    Previously at law firm Herbert Smith Freehills, Jae Lemin has worked with a number of corporates and commercial banks throughout Asia-Pacific, South America and Africa on a wide range of projects including acquisition financings, trade financings and corporate loans.

    In addition to private practicfe, Jae has spent time on secondment at NAB's Global Treasury Department in Melbourne and Standard Chartered's Wholesale Banking Group in Hong Kong. He also has significant experience in renewable energy having worked with the Energy Development Corporation on the US$320 million financing of a 150 MW wind power plant in the Philippines. The project has received a number of accolades including ‘Asia-Pacific Renewables Deal of the Year 2014’ by Project Finance International, ‘Best ECA backed green deal’ by Trade & Export Finance and ‘Asia Pacific Deal of the Year’ by Trade Finance Magazine.

    Paul Moloney joins from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld-Counsel. He has in depth knowledge of the funds, financial services and asset management industry and extensive experience in corporate, M&A and structured finance tax. He has advised on a number of high profile projects for clients including institutional investors, asset managers and banks.

    Previously Paul worked at law firm Dillon Eustace where he established the firm’s Hong Kong practice. He was responsible for all aspects of its Asia offering including business development for the Dublin and Cayman offices. He also led multidisciplinary teams in complex corporate, regulatory and M&A transactions for various clients. Paul will work closely with Eversheds Sutherland' leading Financial Services and Funds team in London.

    Jae Lemin said:

    “I am very excited about the challenges of my new role at Eversheds Sutherland. Hong Kong has an increasingly vibrant economy and I look forward to maximising the strong opportunities for growth.”

    Paul Moloney commented:

    “Eversheds Sutherland Asia has a strong vision and a clear strategy for the future. I look forward to continuing the firm’s success and advising clients on complex issues as regulatory scrutiny continues to increase across all continents.”

    Stephen Kitts added:

    “As the market remains buoyant this is an exciting time for the Eversheds Sutherland Asia business. We welcome Jae and Paul, two excellent and skilled lawyers who will be a valuable asset to clients as we continue to build a strong and dynamic team and maximise opportunities for growth.”

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