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DLA Piper hires new head of restructuring for APAC

Global law firm DLA Piper has appointed a new head of restructuring for the Asia-Pacific region, who will be working between Sydney and Hong Kong.

user iconJerome Doraisamy 17 May 2023 Big Law
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Naomi Moore (pictured) has joined the firm from the Hong Kong office of America-headquartered multinational firm Akin Gump, where she was a partner in its restructuring practice.

Ms Moore brings, DLA said in a statement, over two decades of experience in cross-border insolvency and restructuring, special situations, distressed debt and private credit, and has worked across multiple jurisdictions throughout the Asia-Pacific region and has experience in a wide range of sectors, including but not limited to energy, real estate, aviation, and retail.

She will work with the firm’s existing teams in Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia.


Speaking about the appointment, DLA co-chair of global restructuring Chris Parker said that he is “delighted” to welcome Ms Moore to the firm.

“Naomi’s market profile, extensive experience in Asia, Australian background, and strong global client base ideally places her to further strengthen our special situations and global restructuring team. Naomi is well known to many US-based stakeholders — including funds, other sponsors and financial advisers,” he said.

“This, coupled with her first-class experience and reputation in the market, gives us a truly leading offering between the major financial centres — and enables us to fully service our global clients’ needs.”

DLA international group head of finance, projects and restructuring Colin Wilson added: “With almost 800 fee earners across our international offices, FPR is one of the driving forces of the DLA Piper global practice, providing market-leading insight and advice and representing leading investment and commercial financial institutions, public and private companies, and government entities.

“Naomi’s appointment further strengthens DLA Piper’s existing position as a market leader in the APAC region.”

And Ms Moore said: “I look forward to continuing to serve clients across APAC supported by a strong international team.”