Hatstone has announced the appointment to group partner of Bella Ward, who will be based in the Jersey office of the group.
Bella specialises in banking, finance, corporate, commercial and real estate transactions. She has a significant practice leading cross-border corporate, banking and capital markets transactions.
Prior to joining Hatstone, Bella worked in the banking and finance and corporate departments of two offshore law firms in Jersey and in the banking and finance and debt capital markets departments of leading international law firms, Allen & Overy, White & Case, Clifford Chance and King & Wood Mallesons (formerly Mallesons Stephen Jacques) in London, Frankfurt, Moscow and Brisbane.
Bella has particular experience in insolvency, restructuring of credit facilities, distressed debt, conduit level lending, securitisation, aircraft financing, debt capital markets and project finance.
Bella said: “I am delighted to be joining Hatstone. I am very pleased to have joined an entrepreneurial group that is going from strength to strength and which will enable me to focus on delivering first class services to my clients.”
Group partner Simon Vivian said: “We are delighted that Bella is joining us, at the start of this exciting new decade. Her appointment as group partner continues the growth of the international Hatstone legal team, particularly in the areas of banking and finance, and will enable us to continue to provide excellent lawyers and legal services to all of our clients. In total, with Bella’s appointment, we now have 11 group partners across the Hatstone Group.”