Press Release from Carey Olsen, Thursday 17 August, 2023.
Carey Olsen partners James Noble, Jeremy Lightfoot and Helen Wang have been featured in the Asian Legal Business (ALB) Top 10 Offshore Litigators list for 2023 – the first time Helen has been named in the prestigious list and the third consecutive year of recognition for James and Jeremy.
In featuring James, Jeremy and Helen, ALB has distinguished the partners as top disputes practitioners who have consistently exceeded client expectations in the market's most complex cases.
Based in Carey Olsen's Tier 1 ranked (Legal 500) Singapore office, James leads the largest, most diverse offshore litigation team in Singapore and is the only Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands (BVI) admitted litigation partner in Singapore. 2023 marks James' third consecutive year in ALB's list of top offshore litigators, which this year notes that his "exceptional skill set has been recognised globally" and that his "expert guidance" complements his consistently high praise in the leading legal directories. James is also frequently recognised as one of the outstanding offshore litigators in Asia by market leading legal directories and publications and is listed as a Leading Individual for the Offshore category in Singapore in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific Guide for 2023.
Jeremy is a partner in Carey Olsen's dispute resolution and litigation practice in Hong Kong, leading a team of eight talented lawyers. Jeremy has "built a market-leading practice that enjoys immense trust and appreciation from clients." He was recognised in the Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2023 guide as a leading individual in offshore disputes in Hong Kong and his influence "transcends boundaries as evidenced by his involvement at the United Nations in Vienna", where he provided expert assistance to the UNCITRAL secretariat on asset tracing and recovery. Jeremy is known by his clients as an "excellent strategist with first rate client handling skills" and "his experience and success have earned him the trust of clients seeking resolution in the most sensitive and complex situations."
Helen is a partner in the litigation, insolvency and restructuring practice in Singapore and a Full Member of STEP. ALB praises Helen's "strong reputation, particularly among Mainland Chinese clients and Mandarin-speaking clients from other locations such as Malaysia and Taiwan." She has also been recognised as a Rising Star in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific Guide for 2023 and featured in the ALB's Offshore Client's Choice List for 2023. Helen's clients commend her as an "astute, strategic litigator" whose advice is "quick, to the point and spot on", making her "the ideal choice to advance Carey Olsen's litigation offerings in Singapore and beyond", according to ALB.