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Lovells has hired Greg Terry, former director and group general counsel of Hong Kong conglomerate Jardine Matheson, as head of the firm's Asian corporate practice.
Terry, who will be based in Lovells' Hong Kong office from today (16 June), was a director and group general counsel of Jardine Matheson for 10 years. He was responsible for group equity capital raising and M&A, as well as legal, tax and regulatory affairs.
"We have one aim: to be the number one corporate practice in greater China," said Terry. "I've done my own due diligence on the firm's corporate base, its work and its people, and the complementary practices in finance, intellectual property, IT, litigation and construction. I'm convinced that we have what it takes to move into the lead."
Previously, Terry was the chief executive of Singapore-based investment company BIL International. Before that, he was the vice-chairman of the Pacific region and managing director at Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB), in addition to serving as Australia country head of CSFB.
Hugh Nineham, head of Lovells' international practice, said: "[Terry] has unprecedented relationships and standing in the Western and Asian communities."