Offshore law firm Carey Olsen has established a corporate practice in Hong Kong after hiring Michael Padarin as a partner from rival Walkers.

Channel Islands-headquartered Carey Olsen opened its Hong Kong office in 2016, its second in Asia after Singapore. Padarin’s arrival means the five-lawyer office has two partners, the other being disputes and insolvency head Michael Makridakis.

Padarin specialises in the formation, operation and restructuring of private investment funds, primarily private equity and venture capital funds, and their related fund sponsor vehicles. 

Before his tenure at Walkers, Padarin was a senior associate at Minter Ellison in Australia. 


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