OC Queen Street has strengthened its financial services team with the addition of banking and finance veteran Valerie Kwok.

Bringing a wealth of experience, Valerie previously headed the Banking and Finance practice of one of Singapore's largest law firms. She is a well-respected practitioner with more than 20 years' experience ranging from banking advisory and regulatory work, debt restructuring, acquisition financing, bond issues to project finance work. She has also acted for a wide range of domestic and international clients on both the lending and the borrowing side.

Valerie’s expertise has been consistently recognised by leading legal publications such as the Legal 500, Chambers and Partners and the IFLR 1000. She has been described as an “assiduous lawyer” with an ability to understand and solve "mind-boggling legal, commercial and administrative challenges." (Chambers Asia Pacific 2018).

Commenting on her appointment, Valerie said: “OC Queen Street is a cutting-edge, future-focused firm. I also look forward to joining and being a part of Osborne Clarke’s wider international network.”

Ralph Lim, Head of the Corporate Practice in OC Queen Street, commented that “Valerie will add a new dimension to OC Queen Street's practice with her legal expertise and wealth of experience. We are pleased to have her in the team.”

Hugh Jones, Head of Osborne Clarke’s Financial Services Sector, commented: “We continue to invest by adding strength and depth to our international team. Today we have a strong and growing presence across Europe and Asia and we can offer clients cross-border financial services sector expertise across nine key markets. The addition of Valerie significantly strengthens our financial services capability and demonstrates our appetite for quality growth.”

OC Queen Street is a Singapore law practice and a member of Osborne Clarke’s international legal practice. OC Queen Street comprises Tech, Media and Comms lawyers that specialise in digital businesses and digital transformation. The firm’s practice areas include Corporate and M&A, Banking and Finance, private equity, venture capital, commercial contracts, outsourcing, employment, intellectual property, cyber security, data protection, technology, media, telecommunications, IP/IT dispute resolution and arbitration, payments, data analytics, compliance and FinTech. The firm is also slated to start a competition law practice in the coming months, further consolidating its service offerings.

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