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Paul Christopher Partner Managing Partner, Hong Kong

"Knows the Cayman piece inside out, is always reliable and responsive"

— Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2017
Paul Christopher

Overview

Paul is the managing partner of the Hong Kong office and leads the corporate and investment funds team in Asia. He regularly advises on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and restructurings of companies and structures, as well as on the establishment of investment funds. These will often be private equity-related transactions. He has been with Mourant Ozannes since 1999.

Paul is well liked by clients and onshore legal counsel, and sources report that he "knows the Cayman piece inside out, is always reliable and responsive, and commercial in his point of view." Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2017.

"Hong Kong managing partner Paul Christopher is singled out for his quality corporate and finance advice, especially on major M&A transactions. As one client reports: 'He's very responsive, he knows his stuff and he's good under pressure'," Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2016

Managing partner Paul Christopher is noted for equity-side work and for his 'balance of technical excellence and commerciality', Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2016

"Managing partner Paul Christopher is a highly-respected practitioner who regularly advises on the structuring and restructuring of offshore funds. 'He's just an easy person to deal with, commercial, sensible, and has a no-nonsense approach,' according to one client," Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2015

Professional qualifications

Solicitor, England, 1999 (currently non-practising)
Advocate, Guernsey, 2003
Solicitor, British Virgin Islands, 2013

What the directories say

"Paul Christopher 'knows the Cayman piece inside out, is always reliable and responsive, and commercial in his point of view'," Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2017.

Paul is described as 'solution-oriented' in Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2016.

"Hong Kong Managing Partner Paul Christopher is singled out for his quality corporate and finance advice, especially on major M&A transactions. As one client reports: 'He's very responsive, he knows his stuff and he's good under pressure'," Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2016
"Managing Partner Paul Christopher is noted for equity-side work and for his ‘balance of technical excellence and commerciality’," Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2016.

"Managing Partner Paul Christopher is a highly-respected practitioner who regularly advises on the structuring and restructuring of offshore funds. 'He's just an easy person to deal with, commercial, sensible, and has a no-nonsense approach,' according to one client," Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2015.

Paul is ranked in Corporate & Finance including Investment Funds.
"Paul Christopher is 'good to deal with and understands the big issues'," Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2015.

"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.

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