Holman Fenwick Willan takes finance team from BLP
Holman Fenwick Willan has hired away seven asset finance lawyers from Berwin Leighton Paisner to build an aviation finance team for its Singapore and Hong Kong offices. The group is highlighted by two partner hires, David Brotherton and Justin Sun.
Brotherton, who leads the team, moved to Singapore in 2009 to build BLP's regional asset finance practice. Sun was made partner in 2014 in Hong Kong. The team has a growing lenders client base and is focused on aviation finance.
The firm is looking to grow its presence in Asia. HFW senior partner Richard Crump relocated to Singapore two years ago, signaling the importance of the region to the firm. It also recently shared plans to open offices in Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and Kuwait.