U.S. law firm White & Case has bolstered its restructuring and insolvency offering with the hire of Sophie Lyall as a partner in Hong Kong from Ashurst.
With more than 15 years of experience, Lyall advises stakeholders, including banks, funds, bondholders, receivers and liquidators, on multi-jurisdictional restructurings, special situations lending and insolvency.
Lyall joined the Hong Kong office of Ashurst in 2019 from Linklaters. Before that, she was at Gilbert + Tobin in Australia and Bell Gully in New Zealand.
“The global economy has now entered a period of significant structural change, and we anticipate a pronounced increase in large, cross-border restructurings and insolvencies, including in Asia-Pacific,” said Tom Lauria, head of White & Case’s global financial restructuring and insolvency practice, in a statement.
Lyall joins White & Case roughly a month after the firm hired disputes lawyer Wilfred Ho as a partner in Hong Kong from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. Her arrival means the U.S. firm now has 16 partners in Hong Kong.