Ashurst makes key high yield partner appointment in Asia Pacific

International law firm Ashurst has strengthened its US loan and debt capital markets practice in the Asia Pacific with the appointment of Anna-Marie Slot as a partner based in Hong Kong.

Anna-Marie, who joins the firm’s global Finance Division, is a leading high yield and debt capital markets lawyers in the region. Anna-Marie joins Ashurst from White & Case, where she led the regional high yield practice. She is independently ranked as one of the region’s best high yield lawyers.

Anna-Marie is the most recent in a succession of new partner and senior lawyer appointments for the Ashurst Finance Division in the Asia Pacific, all made with the objective of continuing to provide clients in the region with complete US and English law capability across a full suite of loan and debt capital market products.

Co-head of Ashurst’s global Finance Division Paul Jenkins, based in Sydney, said:

“Anna-Marie, who is regularly involved in high profile transactions across the region for a range of top-tier underwriter and issuer clients, is a great addition to our team. She brings an outstanding reputation, a high level of expertise and strong client relationships which complement our global business.
“The US loan and debt capital markets, especially high yield, remain a focus for our clients across the Asia Pacific, and we will continue to invest and build our team to fully serve them in the markets in which they operate.
“Anna-Marie joins recent Finance Division partner hires Nigel Pridmore in Hong Kong, Kate Allchurch in Singapore and Jennifer Schlosser in Sydney. There have also been internal partner transfers with Doos Choi and Chris Tang moving to join our Finance team in Hong Kong.”

Co-head of Ashurst’s global Finance Division Laurent Mabilat, based in Paris, said:

“These appointments reflect Ashurst’s ambition to continue to deliver a top-tier, fully-integrated service to clients across all global loan and capital market products. They also enhance the team’s capabilities in product areas such as leveraged and acquisition finance, project and infrastructure finance, general corporate finance, restructuring and special situations.

Anna-Marie Slot added:

“The Asian DCM market continues to evolve and deepen every year. Ashurst has ambitious plans for its global finance practice and I look forward to helping to build and further develop the firm’s high yield and DCM capability.”

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