Bird & Bird has hired finance specialist Kim Kit Ow as a partner in its Singapore office from RHTLaw Taylor Wessing.

An expert in financial services as well as corporate and banking transactions, Ow focuses on the legal aspects of product development, transactions and documentation, both from an investment and private banking angle. 

At Bird & Bird, she is expected to help develop the financial services sector group in Singapore and across Asia Pacific. She will also be involved in derivatives, trade finance and regulatory matters. 

Ow was the deputy head of previous firm’s banking and finance practice. Prior to joining RHTLaw, she was an in-house lawyer at Scotiabank and Credit Suisse and a senior legal counsel at the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). 

She was also managing director of the ICC Academy, which the International Chamber of Commerce launched in 2015.