Anthony McKenzie > Carey Olsen Singapore LLP > Singapore, Singapore > Lawyer Profile

Carey Olsen Singapore LLP
10 COLLYER QUAY #24-08
OCEAN FINANCIAL CENTRE
SINGAPORE 049315
Singapore

Work Department

Corporate; Investment funds; Banking and finance; Listing Services; Regulatory; Taxation and Economic Substance Requirements

Position

Anthony is the managing partner of our Singapore office and the head of our corporate practice in Asia. He advises on Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands and Bermuda law and has a broad range of experience in corporate, commercial and finance transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, secured and unsecured financing arrangements, preference share issues and capital markets transactions. He also has significant experience in advising clients on the structuring, formation and maintenance of regulated and unregulated investment funds in the Cayman Islands.

Anthony is ranked as a leading Cayman Islands lawyer by each of The Legal 500, IFLR1000, Chambers Global and Chambers Asia-Pacific. He is recognised by Asian Legal Business in The 2019 Offshore Client Choice List for client service in Asia, with clients describing him as ‘extremely approachable with a can-do attitude to providing the advice needed to get transactions over the line’. He has also been identified by China Business Law Journal as one of China’s Elite 100 lawyers (Foreign firm) – a member of the A-List of China’s legal profession.

Career

Anthony was formerly with Allen & Overy LLP in London and Australia and Maples and Calder in the Cayman Islands. Before that he worked for Clayton Utz in Australia.

Anthony was admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Western Australia and the High Court of Australia in 2002, as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales in 2006, as an attorney-at-law in the Cayman Islands in 2007, as a solicitor of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (British Virgin Islands) in 2014 and is enrolled as a registered associate in Bermuda. 

Lawyer Rankings

Singapore > Offshore

Carey Olsen Singapore LLP has undergone further growth, particularly in the dispute resolution field with James Noble having joined from Harney Westwood & Riegels Singapore LLP in November 2019, followed by a series of lateral hires at the associate level. This has led to a rise in commercial disputes engagements, along with insolvency and restructuring matters. On the transactions side, Singapore managing partner and Asia head of corporate Anthony McKenzie and his team are active in downstream funds work, along with M&A transactions involving Chinese, Japanese and Indonesian clients; McKenzie and his department are particularly focused on the China market with a number of the group being Mandarin speakers and PRC qualified. Equity capital markets deals, including the listing of special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs), is another area of recent focus. McKenzie and Noble are also unique in the market, being dual-qualified in the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands.