Ben McCosker bolsters Mayer Brown’s restructuring practice in Hong Kong

Mayer Brown has bolstered its restructuring capabilities with the addition of Ben McCosker as a counsel in Hong Kong. He previously worked in Hong Kong, but more recently was at Walkers in Bermuda, where he practiced as a solicitor and barrister on its restructuring team.

With more than a decade of experience in Australia, Hong Kong, Bermuda and the Cayman Islands, McCosker represents creditors, shareholders, companies and directors in contentious and non-contentious special situations, insolvency and restructuring matters. He has been involved in many complex and high-profile restructuring and insolvency cases, including the financial and operational restructurings of Pacific Andes/China Fishery, the Noble Group and Trinity.

“Mayer Brown has one of the most respected restructuring practices in Asia, and I am confident that it is the best platform to resume my onshore special situations and restructuring practice,” McCosker said.

“As a gateway jurisdiction, I see real opportunity in the Hong Kong restructuring market over the coming years, not in spite of, but rather because of, the enduring market volatility following the property market distress in 2021 and the continuing drag of the COVID-19 pandemic on the regional economy,” he added.

John Marsden, partner and co-lead of the firm’s Global Restructuring practice, stated, “Ben is a talented lawyer whose unique combination of understanding Hong Kong law and offshore legal experience further enhances Mayer Brown’s market-leading role as an adviser of complex inter-jurisdictional restructuring and insolvency matters. His arrival underlines our strong commitment to consistently provide our clients in Asia with comprehensive solutions and the highest standards of service.”

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