30 January 2019: Woodsford  has announced that Hong Kong based Simon Powell has joined its Investment Advisory Panel.

Simon Powell becomes Woodsford’s second Asia-based IAP member (alongside John Beechey), reflecting the increasing importance of the region to Woodsford. The third-party funding of arbitration in Hong Kong is permissable from February 1st 2019.

Simon is an independent arbitrator in Asia. Prior to this he was a senior partner in a number of leading global law firms, including most recently Latham & Watkins, where he managed the Hong Kong office for a number of years and built and then led the disputes and arbitration practice across Asia.

You can read the full press release here.