Ian Mann, Paul Sephton, and Adam James lead the way for Harneys Asia

From left to right: Ian Mann, Paul Sephton, Adam James

Harneys has announced three promotions in Asia; Ian Mann as Managing Partner Asia, Paul Sephton as Head of Transactional Asia, and Adam James as Asia COO.

Firm Chairman Peter Tarn offered his congratulations and commendation: “These promotions are all of outstanding individuals, each of whom has contributed enormously to our success in Asia in recent years. They are all well-equipped for their new roles and I fully expect that success to continue.

Ian joined Harneys in 2009 and is the head of our Litigation, Insolvency and Restructuring practice group in Hong Kong. He is a leading offshore litigator and specialises in restructuring, insolvency, shareholders' disputes and contentious trusts. He has been involved in every major recent restructuring in the region involving offshore entities. He is the author of both of the leading offshore textbooks on British Virgin Islands Commercial Law and Bermuda Commercial Law.

Paul joined Harneys in 2016 as a partner in the Finance and Corporate practice group in Asia. He advises leading onshore law firms, major international financial institutions and listed and private companies. He specialises in debt finance advising on a range of financial products, including leveraged finance, margin lending, acquisition finance, pre-IPO finance, take-private transactions, bond issuances, convertible instruments, derivative transactions, property finance and syndicated lending. Paul is a recommended lawyer in the IFLR 1000 and the Legal 500.

Adam joined Harneys in 2016 as Asia Head of Finance. He brings 20 years’ experience in top tier professional services firms in Sydney, before moving to Hong Kong in 2016 as Head of Finance. He has responsibility for the whole support team in the Asia region, and supports the Asia partners in the professional management of the Harneys Asia offices. He also works closely with the Global Chairman and Executive Committee to ensure consistency across the global firm.

Harneys launched their Asia offering in 2005, opening an office in Hong Kong. Since then, Harneys expanded into Singapore and Shanghai; the three full-service offices represent the largest network of any offshore law firm in Asia.