Paul Sephton Partner

Hong Kong
+852 5806 7877
+852 9732 7731

Expertise and Professional Background

Paul Sephton is a Partner in the Finance & Corporate department of Harneys in Hong Kong. 
Paul advises leading onshore law firms, major international financial institutions and listed and private companies. He specialises in debt finance advising on a range of financial products including leveraged finance, margin lending, acquisition finance, pre-IPO finance, take-private transactions, bond issuances, convertible instruments, derivative transactions, property finance and syndicated lending. 

Paul has significant offshore experience having previously worked as Counsel in the finance team of Walkers’ Hong Kong office. Prior to moving offshore, Paul worked at Allen & Overy in London from 2004 to 2011 before moving to Linklaters in Hong Kong. During his time at Allen & Overy and Linklaters, Paul undertook secondments with Barclays' legal team in London and with Standard Chartered’s leveraged finance team in Hong Kong.

Paul is regarded as one of the top offshore finance lawyers operating in Asia. His strong standing in the market is reflected by the quality of the deals on which he has been instructed, his top tier client base and his recognition in leading legal directories. He has been recognised as one of the top ten offshore lawyers in Asia for client service by Asian Legal Business and is recommended by Legal 500.

Paul’s recent experience includes: 


Paul Sephton is recommended by Legal 500.

Paul is very responsive and hands on, and one of the most commercial offshore lawyers in the market”  and  “Paul is a standout service provider. He and his team know what we need and know that delivery is the key to success for an offshore practice. He rolls his sleeves up and gets on with getting whatever you need to you as soon as possible, and is always available” states clients -IFLR 1000 2018 directory. 


Education & Admissions

Nottingham Law School 2004
Leicester (LLB) 2003
Bar Admissions
England & Wales 2006
British Virgin Islands 2016


Banking and Finance

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