Appleby has added Nicholas Davies as a partner in the corporate department of its Hong Kong office. Davies is a senior English and Cayman law-qualified corporate and finance lawyer. He has been based in Cayman, Jersey, Moscow and London, and advises on the offshore aspects of a broad range of corporate and finance matters, including equity and debt capital markets and structured finance, private equity, funds and fund finance, and corporate, joint venture and international investment arrangements, with a particular focus on emerging and growth markets. Davies also provides regulatory advice, particularly in relation to international sanctions. He has spent a significant part of his career as an English lawyer with Linklaters, Allen & Overy and Freshfields, with much of that time based in Moscow. In addition to his work throughout Asia, he advises on matters relating to Russia and the CIS region.
The Capital Law Office has added Pakdee Paknara as a partner. He has over 20 years of experience in M&As, power and energy projects, real estate and construction, property funds, international trade, telecommunications, computer technology and software licensing, government bidding and tax-related transactions in Thailand and across the region. Paknara advises domestic and international clients on a wide variety of matters, specialising in the preparation of documentation for complex commercial transactions, including supply, purchase and sale, service, management and employment agreements. Previously, he was a partner of Weerawong, Chinnavat & Peangpanor, which was formerly White & Case’s Bangkok office.