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New international collaboration expands our offering in the Insurance sector

Hong Kong law firm, Oldham, Li & Nie (OLN) is pleased to have agreed a new collaboration with international law firm, DAC Beachcroft LLP as it continues to expand and develop new business groups.

The firms will draw on each other’s respective insurance and reinsurance practices and cooperate in additional areas of the law to provide a full range of services to clients in Hong Kong, based on DAC Beachcroft’s extensive insurance practice and OLN’s local Hong Kong expertise and relationships.

Greg Crichton and Adelina Wong will jointly lead the collaboration on behalf of OLN. Prior to joining OLN, Greg Crichton worked for many years in the insurance and reinsurance industry in Asia and was a Director, EVP and General Counsel at American International Assurance (AIA). Adelina Wong was a Senior Legal Counsel of AIA based in Hong Kong, and has significant expertise in Hong Kong’s insurance regulatory environment.

Insurance and reinsurance partner in DAC Beachcroft's Singapore office, Steven Dewhurst, who leads the firm’s Asian practice is driving this collaboration for the firm. Steven is admitted to practice in Hong Kong as well as England and Wales, and has decades of experience in insurance and reinsurance matters. As part of the move, Steven will also become a consultant with OLN.

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

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."

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