Kensington Swan adds banking and finance partner

The new partner will play an integral role in growing the banking practice nationwide, the firm says

Kensington Swan adds banking and finance partner

Kensington Swan has boosted its banking and finance practice, adding an experienced lawyer based in Auckland.

Liz Lim has joined the firm’s partnership and will play an integral role in growing the practice nationwide, the firm said. She adds to the leading firm more than 15 years’ experience working in New Zealand and overseas.

Lim, who has extensive experience in acting for originators, borrowers, funders, and trustees, moved to the firm from Tompkins Wake, where she was most recently a partner. She specialises in acquisition finance, asset and lease financing, property and construction finance, and syndicated and club lending.

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Kensington Swan said that Lim is “widely regarded in the industry and helps her clients achieve the outcomes they want by providing excellent service while being accessible, reliable and easy to deal with.”

Charles Spillane, Kensington Swan chief executive officer, said that Lim’s expertise in banking and finance law “adds considerable strength” to the firm’s existing offering.

“The firm has shown a real commitment to the continuous growth of our banking team, and Liz is a wonderful addition. Her appointment comes just ahead of the firm’s scheduled combination with the world’s largest law firm, Dentons, and she will join a strong global banking and finance practice group,” Spillane said.

Catriona Grover, a partner in the firm’s financial services team, said that Lim has “exceptional experience with a wide range of clients.”

“[We] have no doubt that her expertise will help us to deliver excellence to our clients. Liz joins us at a really exciting time for the firm and her drive and enthusiasm will be a real asset to our banking and financial markets team,” Grover said.

Lim’s lateral hire comes after Kensington Swan’s appointments of James Warren and Wook Jin Lee to the partnership after being elevated from special counsel.

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