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Karen Zhang Pallaras

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OVERVIEW

Karen is a partner of Maples and Calder's Corporate team in the Maples Group's Hong Kong office. Her practice covers a broad range of corporate transactions involving Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands companies including mergers and acquisitions, pre-IPO financings, initial and secondary public offerings, private equity investments, joint ventures, reorganisations and restructurings. Karen has extensive experience advising on significant and market leading M&A and take private transactions involving Hong Kong and US-listed companies.  Karen also advises financial institutions, sponsors and corporations on debt financing transactions including leveraged and acquisition finance, debt capital markets transactions, project finance and general corporate lending. 

BACKGROUND

Karen joined Maples and Calder in 2013. She was previously a senior associate at Allens in Melbourne. Karen is fluent in Mandarin and Shanghainese. 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Law Institute of Victoria

BAR ADMISSIONS

2008 - Admitted as a solicitor in Victoria, Australia (not practising)

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Corporate

Finance

LANGUAGES

English

Mandarin

Shanghainese

EDUCATION

Monash University, Australia, LLB (Hons), 2006

Monash University, Australia, BA, 2006

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