Channel Islands-headquartered Carey Olsen has hired corporate lawyer James Webb as a partner in Hong Kong from rival offshore law firm Walkers, its second such hire in three months.

In June, Carey Olsen established a corporate practice in Hong Kong after hiring Michael Padarin as a partner from Walkers.

Webb advises on debt transactions including acquisition finance, leveraged finance, project finance, real estate finance, fund finance, margin lending, structured finance, bond issuances, general lending, distressed debt, security enforcements, work-outs and debt restructurings. 

Additionally, Webb acts on corporate transactions, including downstream private equity deals, investments, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and shareholder arrangements and corporate restructurings.

Webb earlier spent more than four years at offshore firm Mourant Ozannes, where he was a senior associate. Prior to that, he was at Allen & Overy for nearly nine years.

Webb’s arrival means that Carey Olsen’s Hong Kong office now has three partners. The firm also relocated two lawyers from Bermuda to Hong Kong recently – counsel Henry Tucker and senior associate Kyle Masters.


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