Senior Lawyer, London
Prior to joining Wikborg Rein in 2007, Lesley worked as a legal associate for another Singapore law firm.
– I was looking for more international experience and wanted to be exposed to cross-jurisdictional deals. I noticed that Wikborg Rein worked with Shipping Offshore and that they had many blue-chip clients with a global presence. Also, both Singapore and Norway have a strong maritime history, so I felt that it was a good match in terms of my skillset and interests.
– After three years in Singapore I transferred to London. I was only supposed to be on secondment for six months.
Lesley remembers one case in particular that she has enjoyed workin on:
– I worked for a German ship owner, the lenders were based in New York and Paris, the governing law was English and the vessels were Bahamian and Liberian. We had a very tight deadline to close the deal, and it was very complicated with more than 20 vessels and four different banks involved. We landed the case, and it gave me a real adrenaline rush.
She describes Wikborg Rein as a constantly evolving company:
– The company is really keeping up with new developments, and the management is doing a great job with finding efficient and flexible solutions to working processes and the way we interact internally.