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Paul Christopher

Paul Christopher
Managing Partner, Hong Kong
T +852 3995 5700



Hong Kong

Year of joining Mourant Ozannes:


Practice Areas:

Banking & Finance, Corporate, Funds, Financial Services & Regulatory, Insolvency & Restructuring, International Trusts & Private Client

Employment history:

Paul specialises in corporate, banking and finance work. He regularly advises on the establishment and structuring (as well as restructuring) of offshore investment funds. He has an established trust practice and acts for a number of leading trust institutions.

Professional Qualifications:

Paul qualified as a Solicitor (England) in 1999 (currently non-practising), an Advocate (Guernsey) in 2003 and is admitted as a solicitor of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court.

Highlight Deals:

  • Establishment of HarbourVest Senior Loans Europe Limited, IPO on the Official List of the LSE.
  • Advice to London & Stamford Property Limited on its arrangements to move from AIM to the official list of the LSE and conversion to UK REIT status.
  • Various work in relation to the restructure of investments and investment funds.

What the directories say:

"Paul Christopher is 'very responsive and thoroughly commercial'," Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2014.

"Managing partner Paul Christopher has 'a wealth of experience and is a pleasure to work with'," Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2014.

Paul is recommended in the International Who's Who of Private Funds Lawyers, 2014.

Paul is "always on my shortlist for external legal advice," Citywealth Leading Lawyers List, 2013.

"Paul Christopher not only has years of offshore legal experience to offer to clients, but also in-depth knowledge about the local and regional business communities," Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2012.

"Paul Christopher is 'pragmatic and expert,' according to clients," Chambers UK, 2012.

"Paul Christopher 'has a rare combination of technical ability and pragmatism, which is sometimes hard to find in the corporate world,' say clients," Chambers Europe, 2012.

Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2014 - Recommended Lawyer  Chambers Asia-Pacific 2014 - Leading Individual  Chambers Asia Pacific 2013 Logo - Leading Individual


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