Travers Thorp Alberga is pleased to announce that the recently published 2013 edition of IFLR1000 ranks the firm’s Hong Kong office as a Tier 2 recommended firm for offshore investment funds work. IFLR1000 notes that “the pedigree, client focus and technical and commercial abilities of the partners” have allowed the firm to “grasp a firm foothold in Hong Kong in a very competitive market”. IFLR1000 goes on to quote sources as saying:

“Travers Thorp Alberga are not arrogant. Firms normally pontificate, but not these guys. They don’t come back with fifteen pages of big words. They don’t blind us with legalese.”

“The depth of experience they have both for offshore and onshore, in terms of helping us, was crucial. They helped not only on the legal side, but on the business side too and they were very good at walking us through what other firms have done in similar situations”

“We felt they were more transparent for us than other firms had been. They would dedicate senior partners to us rather than others who just delegate.”

Each of the partners in the Hong Kong office has also been individually named as a leading offshore practitioner:

Everton Robertson is noted as having rapidly gained a presence in the market. A source is quoted as saying “Everton would turn around and give us advice in a day. He’s one of the quickest lawyers I know. Once it was 3 o’clock in the morning.”

Harriet Unger is praised as being “excellent”, “thorough and precise. She’s every cliché you want in a lawyer”

IFLR1000’s rankings are based on the recommendations of in-house counsel at the world’s most prominent financial institutions and companies, as well as the leading lawyers, attorneys and solicitors in each of the markets it covers.