Shana S. Simmonds is a Senior Associate within the Corporate Practice Group in Hong Kong. Her practice areas include Corporate Finance, Banking and Asset Finance, Private Client and Intellectual Property. Prior to joining Appleby in 2015, Shana practiced at other well-established law firms in the British Virgin Islands where she was regularly instructed by leading financial institutions, law firms and trust companies on a variety of corporate transactions including corporate restructuring, securitisation, initial public offerings, general banking and commercial matters and financial regulated activities.

Shana has broad corporate law experience including advising on a range of finance, general corporate and commercial matters and other secured and structured financings, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions and restructurings, and regulatory matters. Shana also advises on probate and succession matters including applications for grants of personal representation and trademark applications. Shana is also a Notary Public.

Shana has been rated as a ´rising star´ in IFLR1000 2019 rankings. Shana is currently on secondment from the British Virgin Islands office to Hong Kong.




Examples of Shana’s experience include:

  • Assisting a syndicate of international banks with multijurisdictional refinancing which included four BVI companies.
  • Advising on the restructuring of a group of companies which included two BVI companies.
  • Handling of numerous multi-million dollar financing and refinancing transactions on behalf of various BVI companies reviewing and preparing loan documents, debentures, guarantees, mortgages, share pledge agreements, collateral security documents, resolutions and opinions.



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