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Fadely joins the firm in Tokyo where he most recently led and managed the Asian private funds practice of US firm Skadden Arps.
Fadely brings a ôcomplementary set of skills to the firmö, says Roger Denny, head of corporate for Asia at Clifford Chance. ôAs a US qualified lawyer, he can offer a great deal of experience and expertise to our US funds clients. He is also fluent in both Japanese and Mandarin, enriching our funds practice in both Japan and mainland China.ö
FadelyÆs remit will have a North Asian focus, including China and Tokyo.
A US citizen, Fadely has already built a successful practice in Tokyo and his skills and knowledge of the market will be essential to help Clifford Chance continue to expand there, according to a spokesperson. The firm already has a number of US qualified funds lawyers in Asia.
Clifford Chance believes FadelyÆs experience, background, and language skills will give the firm ôvery positive synergiesö with the current practice's strengths.
ôWe believe that this will give us incremental access to the US private funds client base and, at the same time, offer our Japanese and mainland clients the resources of a funds partner firm fluent in their languages,ö the spokesperson says.
Clifford Chance has a strong funds practice in Asia. The firm has worked with the leading financial institutions, fund managers, multinationals and governments in Asia and has advised on some of the regionÆs largest and most complex authorised and retail funds for more than 25 years.
The firmÆs funds practice in Asia consists of 14 lawyers in Hong Kong, five in Singapore, six in China, and four in Tokyo.
Worldwide, Clifford Chance has 27 offices in 20 countries and 3,800 legal advisers. The firm operates across Asia with offices in Bangkok, Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo. With over 400 lawyers in Asia alone, it is one of the largest international firms in the region.
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