Kennedys has appointed Peter Cashin as a partner in the firm’s corporate and commercial group in Hong Kong. With over 20 years’ experience in the Asia-Pacific insurance market, he is one of the region’s most well respected corporate insurance lawyers. As a former partner of CMS Cameron McKenna, he played a lead role in the development of the firm’s Asia insurance practice, before moving to senior in-house counsel roles with a number of general and life insurers, including AIA and MetLife. Cashin’s experience spans M&A, divestment and reorganisations, strategic alliances (including bancassurance), regulatory, licensing and compliance matters, product and distribution issues and litigation management in Hong Kong and the Asia-Pacific region.

Norton Rose has appointed Li Jinnan as a banking partner in Beijing. Jinnan was previously a partner in the banking group of King & Wood Mallesons’ Beijing office. He has strong experience in banking and finance and primarily advises on secured and unsecured lending, project financing, ship financing, sovereign loans/ inter-bank loans both inbound and outbound and commodity financing. He has extensive experience working with banks, especially Chinese banks, across the energy, infrastructure and transport sectors. He is dual qualified, having been admitted to the PRC Bar in 2000 as well as the New York Bar in 2009.

Watson, Farley & Williams has appointed Richard Wilmot as a partner in its Hong Kong office. He advises and represents banks, buyers, and trading companies on commodities and regulatory matters. Wilmot has particular expertise in contracts for the supply, transportation, sale and purchase, and storage of petroleum products, coal, LNG and LPG. He also represents clients in dispute resolution, both litigation and arbitration, as well as expert determination and mediation. Wilmot has been a partner at Holman Fenwick Willan Hong Kong since 2000.

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