London, March 18, 2016:

Following the recent merger with BVI law firm, Orion Law, Cayman Islands and BVI attorneys-at-law, Travers Thorp Alberga, continue to expand with the appointment of three new Partners and three new Associates.

Lucy Nicklas, a hedge fund and private equity specialist of some 15 years standing formerly with Perpetual and offshore lawyers, Walkers and then Maples, has joined the firm’s hedge fund group as a Partner in the Hong Kong office.

Lucy will shortly be joined by her former colleague, Silva Seferian Jacotine, a hedge fund specialist of similar standing who will join the hedge fund group in the Cayman Islands office at the end of May, as a Partner, upon due completion of the usual formalities, having previously practiced in the hedge fund group with Walkers.

The litigation department is strengthened by the appointment of litigation expert Neil McLarnon who has joined the firm as a Partner. Neil is a UK Barrister of 12 years’ call having practiced at XXIV Old Buildings and who specializes 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.

We also announce 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 our Hong Kong office from Clearly Gottlieb as a Senior Associate. King is fluent in English Mandarin and Cantonese.

YC Chen who is also fluent in English and Mandarin and who specialises in corporate and commercial matters, and particularly when litigious, joins our Hong Kong office from Clyde and Co in Perth as an Associate.

Senior Partner, Anthony Travers, 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.”

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