Trade finance specialist Angelia Chia has left Mayer Brown to join fellow UK law firm Simmons & Simmons as a partner in Singapore.

Chia joined Mayer Brown in 2017 from Standard Chartered Bank, where she was the global head of legal for trade. At that firm, she co-led its trade finance practice launch in Singapore.

With more than 25 years of experience, Chia advises on trade and supply chain financing, including risks and disputes arising from trade in multiple jurisdictions. Prior to joining Standard Chartered Bank, she worked as an in-house counsel with Cargill and JP Morgan.

She becomes Simmons’ third lateral partner hire in Asia this year after the Hong Kong office added David Blumental, the former co-chair of Latham & Watkins’ oil and gas industry group in May, and employment lawyer Wendy Wong from DLA Piper in February.

Chia’s addition has brought the number of Simmons partners in Singapore to 12.




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