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Harneys Unveils Partner, Counsel Promotions

Editorial Staff

26 January 2024

Harneys, the global offshore law firm, has made a round of promotions to partner and counsel level in its Cayman Islands, Cyprus, Hong Kong, and Shanghai offices.

All changes are effective 1 January, the firm said in a statement yesterday. 

Two new partners have been appointed: Carolynn Vivian (main picture) in the Cayman Islands and Jessie Xu (below) in Shanghai.

Vivian, who has more than 20 years of experience, advises on matters across numerous jurisdictions involving an array of corporate law matters, mergers and acquisitions, corporate and finance transactions, restructuring and licensing.

Xu advises clients on a variety of offshore corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions (private and public offerings), initial public offerings, joint ventures, equity financing, banking and financial affairs and group reorganisations and restructurings.

Additionally, 10 lawyers have been promoted to counsel across the firm's Cyprus, Hong Kong, and Shanghai offices:

Stephanie Havatzias (banking and finance, and corporate) in Cyprus; Denise Chan (corporate); Oswald Kan (banking and finance, and corporate and commercial); Natalie Lee (litigation, insolvency, and restructuring); Lawrence Sham (investment funds); Marina Tse (banking and finance); Charles Wong (litigation, insolvency and restructuring); Jacquelyn Wong (investment funds); Sui Hung Yeung (litigation, insolvency and restructuring) in Hong Kong, and Vivian Ma (litigation, insolvency and restructuring) in Shanghai.

The firm provides advice on British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cyprus, Luxembourg, Bermuda and Anguilla.