Jurisdiction - Singapore
Kennedys Boosts Asia Presence With Seven-Lawyer Aviation Team.

16 December, 2014


International law firm Kennedys has grown its global aviation capability with the appointment of three new partners and four solicitors to its Singapore and Hong Kong offices.


Partners, Peng Lim and Anita Quy, join the Singapore office along with a team of four other lawyers. A third partner, Sarah Catchpole, joins from Norton White in Sydney and will be based in Hong Kong.


Peng Lim, who becomes Kennedys’ Global Head of Aviation, acts for airlines, airports, aerospace service providers and major insurance and reinsurance companies around the world, and has particular expertise in airline and aerospace liability defence work. She has over 20 years’ experience in the field and has handled many of the Asia Pacific region’s aircraft catastrophe losses. She has extensive experience advising on high-profile, complex and multi-jurisdictional disputes.


Anita Quy advises a wide range of clients in the aviation industry, including insurers, airlines, regulators, general aviation operators, ground handlers and maintenance organisations. She has considerable dispute resolution expertise and handles contentious aviation matters in single and cross-border litigation across the Asia Pacific region, including major accident claims, third party claims and subrogation work. Anita also regularly advises on non-contentious issues, such as contractual liability, risk management and regulatory matters.


Sarah Catchpole has directed crisis management in the aftermath of major aviation accidents, including assessment of compensation levels and co-ordinating multijurisdictional litigation, media and public relations, repatriation efforts and liaison with government and other relevant private sector agencies. She also has significant experience managing high volume attritional, as well as complex litigious and non-litigious aviation liability claims worldwide, involving passengers, cargo, baggage and third parties. Sarah has previously lived and worked in Singapore, London and Rio de Janeiro working in English, Portuguese and Spanish.


The trio will be joined by senior associate San San Yeap, associates Hui Yain Yeo, Hermanto Moeljo and Gareth Lang, plus a team of four legal secretaries. The appointments grow Kennedys’ global aviation team to almost 50 legal advisers across the UK, Brussels, Dubai, Hong Kong and Singapore.


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