Damon, a key member of the Dispute Resolution Practice Group, is relocating from the Cayman Island office to the Hong Kong office as a Counsel. Damon has a proven track record in commercial litigation, fund disputes, restructuring and cross-border insolvency. His clients include multinational corporations, financial institutions and high-net-worth individuals. Damon excels in guiding clients through all aspects of a dispute, from preliminary instructions and investigations through to trial and enforcement. Prior to joining Appleby, Damon served as a senior lawyer for two leading onshore law firms in Sydney, gaining a wide range of litigation, restructuring and insolvency experience.

Yan is joining the Hong Kong Corporate team as a Legal Manager. She brings a wealth of experience in advising investment funds, asset management, and regulatory matters, specialising in structuring, formation and operation of private equity, venture capital, hedge and SFC authorised funds. Prior to joining Appleby, Yan worked with two leading onshore law firms in their Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Beijing offices.

David Bulley, Managing Partner of the Hong Kong and Shanghai offices, commented on these dual appointments, stating, “We are delighted to welcome both Damon and Yan to our Hong Kong team. Damon’s proficiency in dispute resolution, coupled with his extensive Cayman experience, and Yan’s expertise in corporate transactions, combined with her multilingual skills, further enhance our capabilities in Asia. With these new additions, we are well-positioned to meet the diverse needs of our clients across Asia and beyond.”

Appleby, with over 30 years of experience in Asia, remains dedicated to providing on-the-ground advice on the laws of Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, the British Virgin Islands, and Jersey. The Hong Kong office continues to play a pivotal role in delivering excellence in Corporate, Dispute Resolution, and Private Client & Trusts services.

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