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Irena Wu

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OVERVIEW

Irena is an associate of Maples and Calder's Finance team in the Maples Group's Hong Kong office. She has been practising offshore law since 2007 and has extensive experience advising clients on both British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands law principally assisting international financial institutions and public companies listed on various stock exchanges on corporate finance transactions. She advises on conventional bilateral and syndication lending, project finance, asset and property financing, capital markets and mergers and acquisitions.

BACKGROUND

Irena first joined the Maples Group in 2007.  She has worked for another international law firm and for Zul Rafique & partners in Malaysia prior to moving to Hong Kong.  Irena is fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese, Hakka and Malay.

BAR ADMISSIONS

2001 – Called to the Bar of England and Wales (not practising)

2003 – Admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya (Malaysia) (not practising)

2003 – Admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Sabah and Sarawak (Malaysia) (not practising)

2011 – Admitted as a Barrister of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (British Virgin Islands)

2011 – Admitted as a solicitor of the High Court of Hong Kong (not practising)

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Finance

LANGUAGES

Cantonese

English

Hakka 

Malay

Mandarin

EDUCATION

University of Cardiff, UK, Diploma in Bar Vocational Studies, 2001

University of Sheffield, UK, Bachelor of Laws, 2000

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