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Leading lawyer Jessica Ling joins Paul Hastings

Leading lawyer Jessica Ling joins Paul Hastings


The appointment enhances their financial restructuring group in Europe for global opportunities

In a move to bolster its financial restructuring prowess, Paul Hastings (Europe) LLP has welcomed Jessica Ling, a prominent lawyer specializing in restructuring and special situations, as a new partner in its London office. This strategic addition reinforces the firm's commitment to providing top-notch services in the complex realm of international restructurings.

Jessica Ling brings with her a wealth of experience, advising various entities such as bondholders, credit funds, and institutional investors in intricate cross-border restructurings, stressed investments, and special situations. Her extensive track record includes counselling noteholders during the Travelex restructuring and assisting lenders in the Prosafe senior secured facility restructuring.

Mei Lian, co-chair of Paul Hastings' European financial restructuring group, expressed excitement about Ling's arrival, highlighting how her diverse expertise aligns seamlessly with the firm's existing capabilities. Ling's recognition by The Legal 500 as a key lawyer in corporate restructuring and insolvency further underlines the strength she brings to the team.

Ling, commenting on her move, acknowledged Paul Hastings' global reputation as a market leader in handling complex and high-profile restructuring matters. She expressed enthusiasm about collaborating with the elite lawyers in the London team to capitalize on global opportunities in the restructuring and distressed market.

Jessica Ling is not the only recent addition to Paul Hastings' growing team. The firm has been actively attracting top talent, including financial restructuring and distressed debt specialist William Needham and other notable names such as David Hong, Helena Potts, and a high-profile financial restructuring team from Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP.

Paul Hastings has consistently strengthened its London presence, adding elite partners from various prestigious firms in recent years. These additions, combined with the firm's global expertise, position it as a key player in the financial restructuring landscape.

As Paul Hastings continues to navigate complex international restructurings and high-profile cases, the inclusion of Jessica Ling further solidifies the firm's standing as a global leader in the financial restructuring arena.