Bird & Bird appoints Kim Kit Ow as partner in Singapore, expanding its banking and finance capabilities

03 August 2017

International law firm Bird & Bird LLP, through its global association with Bird & Bird ATMD LLP, today appoints one of Singapore's leading financial specialists, Kim Kit Ow, as a partner in the Singapore office.

Kim Kit joins from RHTLaw Taylor Wessing where she was Deputy Head of its Banking and Finance practice. Before that, she was an in-house lawyer at Scotiabank, Credit Suisse and Senior Legal Counsel at the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS).

Kim Kit specialises in financial services, corporate and banking transactions. She advises on the legal aspects of product development, transactions and documentation, both from an investment and private banking angle.

In her new role at Bird & Bird, Kim Kit will continue to develop the financial services sector group in Singapore and across Asia Pacific, focusing on optimising client work for existing and incoming business. She will also advise on derivatives, trade finance and regulatory matters.

Sandra Seah and Lorraine Anne Tay, Joint Managing Partners of Bird & Bird Singapore say: "We are very excited to welcome Kim Kit to Bird & Bird. Kim Kit's appointment marks the next stage of growth for our financial services team in Singapore. We look forward to working with her."

Christian Bartsch and Stefano Febbi, Co-Heads of the International Financial Services Group at Bird & Bird say: "We are delighted to welcome Kim Kit as part of our Financial Services Group. Her extensive experience in the investment and financial sectors will complement Bird & Bird's wider financial services team."