Bermudian lawyers boost firm’s Hong Kong team

  • Kyle Masters
  • Henry Tucker

Bermudian lawyers Henry Tucker and Kyle Masters have been relocated to the Hong Kong office of international law firm Carey Olsen.

Their arrival in Hong Kong gives the office Bermuda law capabilities, the firm said. The office now boasts British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, and Bermuda-qualified lawyers.

The two Bermudian lawyers were members of the dispute resolution and litigation practice at Carey Olsen Bermuda prior to heading to Hong Kong.

Mr Tucker advises on all aspects of offshore commercial and trust litigation with a specific focus on arbitration, enforcement and insolvency issues, the firm said. Praised for being “client-centric in every aspect of his legal practice” in the most recent edition of Chambers Global, he has more than ten years’ experience before the Commercial Court, Supreme Court and Court of Appeal in Bermuda.

Mr Masters has extensive experience in regulatory and compliance law, internal and external risk mitigation, corporate governance and enforcement actions, the firm said. He has appeared before the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal in Bermuda, undertaking a wide variety of commercial and civil litigation.

Michael Hanson, managing partner of Carey Olsen Bermuda, said: “Establishing a Bermuda offering in Hong Kong represents yet another important building block not only for Carey Olsen Bermuda, but also the wider Carey Olsen group. We have witnessed and experienced significant interest in our Bermuda services from Hong Kong-based clients in the past year and are delighted to now be able to offer this capability going forward on the ground in Hong Kong.”

He added: “Similarly, it is pleasing as a firm that we are able to provide exciting opportunities like this to talented Bermudian lawyers such as Henry and Kyle as they continue to progress their own careers.”

The ability to provide Bermuda legal advice in Hong Kong follows the launch in July of Carey Olsen’s corporate practice in the jurisdiction with the appointment of Michael Padarin, the firm said.

Mr Padarin, who practises BVI and Cayman Islands law, specialises in the formation, operation and restructuring of private investment funds, primarily private equity and venture capital funds, and their related fund sponsor vehicles.

Commenting on the arrival of Mr Tucker and Mr Masters, Mr Padarin said: “They each bring with them a great amount of expertise and knowledge and we are delighted that Henry and Kyle are joining us at such an exciting time for Carey Olsen in Hong Kong.”

He added: “The size of our team continues to grow in response to client demand and the ability to now offer Bermuda law advice on the ground in Asia further strengthens our offering.”