The latest moves in senior executive roles in the Asia-Pacific wealth management market.
London-based law firm McCarthy Denning, which recently formally partnered with Singapore’s ArrowGates, has added to its teams for North and Southeast Asia.
The firm has appointed a new partner and private client specialist, Zac Lucas. Prior to joining McCarthy Denning, Lucas spent some time in-house at a fintech start-up and before that he was a partner in Gowling WLG’s Singapore office for five years, where he founded and headed its regional private capital practice.
Lucas, who was also a former partner at offshore firms Ogier and Harneys, has more than 15 years of wide-ranging expertise in international private client law. This includes developing, and advising clients on the use of innovative trust structures, as well as on compliance and disclosure-related matters.
As part of his role, Lucas will predominantly divide his time between the UK and Asia, but he also plans to travel regularly to the Middle East.
Lucas has been ranked Tier 1 in the Legal 500, he is a full STEP member, and he was also past chair of Singapore Business Families Special Interest Group and of the BVI STEP Law Reform Committee.