Eversheds has appointed structured finance and derivatives lawyer Kingsley Ong as partner in its Hong Kong banking and finance team.

Kingsley, who has more than ten years experience at Mayer Brown (Hong Kong and London) and Clifford Chance (London), will spearhead the structured finance and derivatives group in Hong Kong.His background involves setting up securitizations, derivative products and other structured finance deals, as well as the unwinding of complex securitization structures and close out of derivatives, repo and securities lending contracts. Kingsley is the Secretary-General of the Asia-Pacific Structured Finance Association. He was also recently cited as a leading authority on structured finance, derivatives and securitization in the U.S. court by the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association.

"Kingsley is a highly recognised and respected practitioner in the structured finance and derivatives market, and his expertise will drive forward our banking and finance team in Asia." said Nick Seddon, managing partner in Eversheds Hong Kong office. "The new group practice will complement and reinforce the firm’s existing capabilities. We are committed to investing in new talent to grow our business in Asia and it is with great pleasure that I welcome Kingsley to the team."

"Eversheds has a strong banking and finance group and a clear strategy for expanding its Asia practice," Kingsley said. "I look forward to working with the team to develop and expand the firm’s product offering to potential and existing clients.

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