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For his new firm, Regan will draw on his extensive experience in project finance, leveraged finance and Islamic finance transactions. His legal career also includes project and leveraged financings in a number of countries with a particular focus on Asia during the last 10 years, including India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippines, Thailand, Singapore and Vietnam.
Regan has represented commercial lenders, financial institutions, multilateral development agencies, borrowers and sponsors in a broad range of sectors, which includes oil and petrochemical refineries, gas pipelines, power generation plants, fixed and cellular telecommunications facilities, mining and metals, rail transportation, roads, water facilities and greenfield manufacturing facilities.
He shifts over to Paul Hastings from Shearman & Sterling, where for the past 9 years he has practiced in New York, London and Singapore. Regan is admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales and is also a member of the State Bar of New York.
In Tokyo, new associate Abe will bring experience in representing Japanese and international banks in various financing and projects financing transactions and mergers and acquisitions transactions and capital markets matters, including advisory work on US securities laws issues. She has also been involved in JBIC financings and NEXI-backed financings, and has worked on a number of corporate and securities related matters for a major telecommunications company.
Abe, a qualified New York lawyer crosses to Paul Hastings from international law firm Milbank in Tokyo, where she was an associate.
Regulators keep their eyes open on tightening insurance industry by introducing more detailed risk management requirements, which could bring pressure on smaller players.
China and India are more obvious choices for AustralianSuper to consider in Asia Pacific, but the super fund currently lacks the expertise and prefers to stick to the US and Europe.
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