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DAC Beachcroft Expands International Reach in Asia With New Hong Kong Collaboration

Published 25 January 2018

International law firm DAC Beachcroft LLP is pleased to have agreed a brand new collaboration with Hong Kong practice, Oldham, Li & Nie (OLN), as it continues to invest in its international insurance and reinsurance coverage.

The collaboration agreement, which takes effect from this month, will add additional scope and scale to the service DAC Beachcroft can offer its clients with an interest in Hong Kong, the People's Republic of China (PRC) and throughout Asia.  

Headquartered in Hong Kong and with an office in Shanghai, 40-lawyer OLN focusses on insurance & reinsurance, corporate & commercial, dispute resolution, employment & immigration, IP, tax and private client work. 

Singapore-based Insurance Partner, Steven Dewhurst, will lead the collaboration for DAC Beachcroft opposite counterparts Greg Crichton and Adelina Wong on behalf of OLN.  All three have significant experience of the insurance and reinsurance sector in Asia and particular expertise working within Hong Kong’s insurance regulatory environment.   

This is the latest insurance-focussed international expansion by DAC Beachcroft after the firm agreed a new association last month with Argentina's  López Saavedra & Villarroel Abogados, giving it a footprint in 11 separate jurisdictions in Latin America, more than any other law firm.  Last year also saw the launch of Legalign Global with BLD Bach Langheid Dallmayr (Germany), Wilson Elser (US) and Wotton + Kearney (Australia), a unique model that combines four of the world's leading insurance law firms to deliver legal services for insurers and their global clients. 

DAC Beachcroft Managing Partner, David Pollitt, said: "We are pleased to have formalised this new collaboration with OLN, a firm with deep local and sector knowledge and with which we share a commitment to our clients.  Driven by client demand, this goes beyond simply cross-referrals; the new arrangement will enable us to provide comprehensive legal solutions for our multi-national clients in this important region for our business.  We look forward to working with them."

Gordon Oldham, Senior Partner of OLN, said: "Closely collaborating with DAC Beachcroft and its market leading insurance and reinsurance practice is a tremendous development for OLN. It brings together a heavyweight team led jointly by Steven, Greg and Adelina who share a profound knowledge of the Asian insurance and reinsurance sector and close client relationships in both Hong Kong and throughout the Asia Pacific region."


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