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Ian is the long-term head of Harneys’ Asia litigation and restructuring practice group and is based in our Hong Kong office. He is a leading offshore litigator, senior tactician and thought leader.He has been involved in every major recent restructuring in the region that involves offshore entities and is a specialist in cross-border and conflict of law dilemmas, including Birmingham City Football Club, Centaur, China Fisheries, China Shanshui, Greens Holdings, China Lumena, Mongolian Mining Corporation, Rightway, Titan Petrochemicals Group, Suntech Power Holdings Co Ltd, LDK Solar Co, Kaisa Group Holdings Ltd and Z-Obee Holdings Ltd. Ian lectures regularly to judicial, professional and academic bodies. He is the author of both the leading offshore textbooks on British Virgin Islands Commercial Law and Bermuda Commercial Law (Sweet & Maxwell Thomson Reuters), and is a regular contributor to The Offshore Litigation Blog, a Harneys blog that shares news and views about litigation, dispute resolution, restructuring and insolvency offshore. He is a fellow of INSOL International as well as a qualified trust and estate practitioner. He is regularly asked to provide his expert opinion on offshore law to various Courts of Law.Ian is recognised as a leading lawyer in his field by each of the leading legal directories. He is consistently ranked as a Tier 1 offshore dispute resolution lawyer in Asia by Chambers and Partners, which describes him as being a ‘very seasoned adviser’. He is also recommended by The Legal 500, which describes him as ‘a pleasure to work with’ and as ‘friendly and hardworking’. Ian is also recognised as being among the world’s leading asset recovery, restructuring and insolvency and private client lawyers by Who’s Who Legal, which describes him as ‘a gifted advocate who leaves no stone unturned’. He is also one of 10 offshore lawyers recognised for outstanding client service in Asia by Asian Legal Business readers in each of the 2016, 2017 and 2018 Offshore Client Choice lists.
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