Allen & Overy has further bolstered its restructuring and recovery group in Asia with the appointment of Ian Chapman as partner in its Asia Pacific restructuring and recovery group. Regarded as one of the region’s finest distressed debt lawyers, he brings over three decades of frontline experience advising on many of the most complex and high-profile restructurings and insolvencies in Asia. Chapman has an enviable track record of restructuring publicly owned and private companies across the region, successfully managing disparate stakeholders to build consensus and allow the rescue of multi-national debtor groups. He will be based in the firm’s Hong Kong office and will support the team throughout the region.
Stephenson Harwood has strengthened its global energy group with the addition of Marco Pocci, who joins the firm as a partner in Hong Kong. Pocci’s practice focuses on energy and infrastructure, advising clients on a wide range of matters, including regulatory, contract negotiations, finance and construction. He has particular experience in the renewables space, advising on the development and acquisition of solar and wind farms. His energy sector clients include utilities, independent power producers, energy cooperatives, project developers, financiers, power purchasers, manufacturers, investors and governments. Pocci is qualified in the UK and Italy. He is a registered foreign lawyer in Hong Kong and joins from Winston & Strawn.