Top tier asset finance partner joins Minter Ellison in Sydney

01 Nov, 2012

Minter  Ellison today announced that James Mok has joined the firm’s highly-acclaimed finance practice as a partner, based in Sydney. 

He joins from King & Wood Mallesons, where he had been a partner since 2006.

Mr Mok specialises in structured and asset finance, particularly aircraft leasing and financing. He has a market-leading reputation as an aviation lawyer and asset finance specialist.

Commenting on the appointment, head of the Minter Ellison Finance Division, Paul Paxton, said he was delighted to welcome a practitioner of Mok’s calibre to the team.

We have worked across the table from James on a number of transactions. He is well liked by his clients and respected by the market, and has an excellent reputation for being technically outstanding and solving problems in a commercial manner.

“As one of the leading practitioners in structured and asset finance in Australia, James adds additional depth to our finance capabilities in Sydney and reinforces our reputation as the ‘go to’ team in the market. As he has a particular interest in the Asian market, he also strengthens our offering to clients regionally,” Mr Paxton said.

Minter Ellison’s finance practice, which has been described by clients as “highly capable and technically excellent” and the firm’s “particular forte“, boasts a number of ‘firsts’ in corporate/leveraged and M&A finance transactions, as well as market-leading REIT, property and construction deals, high-profile project finance/PPP transactions and cutting edge structured finance deals. 

The volume and calibre of top tier, award winning work is testament to the fact that the Minter Ellison team has established its reputation as one of the most dynamic, commercially astute and technically excellent finance practices in Australia.

Mr Mok will work closely with partner John Elias in a team that advises across derivatives, debt capital markets, securitisation, receivables finance and asset finance.

Educated at the University of Queensland, Mr Mok holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws with Honours. He lectures in postgraduate finance law at the University of New South Wales, and has authored articles for the Journal of Banking and Financial Law Practice.

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