The latest senior moves in asset and wealth management from across Asia.
Deacons, the Hong Kong law firm, has promoted two of its figures to the level of partner, with effect from the start of this year.
The two newly-appointed partners are Stefano Mariani from the corporate commercial group and Kelley Loo from the intellectual property group.
The appointments bring the total number of partners at Deacons to 53, cementing its position as Hong Kong’s largest independent full-service law firm.
Mariani heads the tax and trusts practice at Deacons. He has a range of advisory and contentious tax experience, from corporate taxation and group reconstructions to personal taxation, trusts and estate planning, and management. He advises on all matters of Hong Kong and international tax law, including tax-efficient structuring and restructuring, and tax appeals before the Board of Review and the higher courts. His experience includes cross-border tax planning and double taxation treaty-driven tax structuring. Mariani is also a solicitor advocate with higher rights of audience in civil proceedings before the High Court and Court of Final Appeal.
Loo is dual-qualified in Hong Kong and New Zealand, with experience of handling all aspects of IP work ranging from brand clearance, trade mark prosecution work all the way up to IP enforcement proceedings (including disputes involving patent, copyright, registered design, film distribution, computer software licensing and trade secrets amongst others). She also advises clients on all aspects of IP commercial, data protection matters (including handling data breaches) and national security law as relevant to online platform clients.