Harneys global Banking & Finance and Corporate groups head Partner Paul Sephton has been appointed managing partner of the firm’s Hong Kong office. He succeeds Ian Mann, who is stepping down after five years as Asia Managing Partner, and will continue to focus on his practice as a partner in the firm’s Litigation, Insolvency & Restructuring team in Hong Kong.
Having joined Harneys in 2016, Paul is highly regarding in his field, and receives consistent recognition by major directories. He advises leading onshore law firms, major international financial institutions and listed and private companies.
Paul specialises in debt finance, advising on a range of financial products, including leveraged finance, margin lending, acquisition finance, pre-IPO finance, take-private transactions, bond issuances, convertible instruments, derivative transactions, property finance, and syndicated lending.
“Paul has contributed greatly to our success within the Hong Kong market and is well positioned to continue to deliver our Hong Kong strategy. We are delighted he is taking on this role and wish him all the best”, said Global Managing Partner William Peake.
William also commended Ian for demonstrating great leadership and dedication during his tenure as Asia Managing Partner, pointing out that Ian’s commitment to excellence has helped elevate the firm’s reputation in the region.