Addleshaw Goddard has added another significant boost to its fast-growing Debt Capital Markets team with the addition of Jacqueline Heng.
Jacqueline, who joins from Norton Rose Fulbright, has particular expertise in green and sustainable bonds – an area of increasing focus for AG clients.
Qualified in England and New York, Jacqueline is able to advise across multiple jurisdictions – her recent work has included advising HSBC, NatWest Markets, Sandvik, Ecobank and Scotiabank. Her hire is part of the current drive by Addleshaw Goddard to grow both its domestic and international offering – especially in finance.
The last quarter alone has seen the addition of structured finance specialist Carl Posern, leveraged finance specialist Ewen Scott, and Jeremy Cross, known as a market-leader in funds finance. Addleshaw Goddard has added 10 finance partners in total since April 2020, representing enormous investment in this sector. This is a further boost to the firm's continued focus on enhancing its ability to serve all the needs of its FTSE350 clients.
Jacqueline – recognised as a Next Generation Partner by Legal 500 and a Rising Star by IFLR – will be working alongside Debt Capital Markets partner Beth Collett, who has combined her DCM expertise with incisive knowledge of the social housing finance market to carve out a fast-growing practice that is also branching out to education, local authority and healthcare.
Amanda Gray, Divisional Managing Partner for Finance, said: "AG has been working hard to build a multi-discipline, multi-talented finance practice that will deliver for our clients both in the UK and internationally. Jacqueline's hire is an important element of that overall strategy and we are delighted to welcome her to the team.
"ESG related finance has never been more important to our clients, and Jacqueline's specialist knowledge here adds to an already enviable bench strength of recognised experts in this space. AG has made a real name for itself in the sustainable finance sector and this is a sign that we are committed to continuing our focus.
"With Jacqueline's arrival, 41% of the London Finance partner group are women. We're committed to building diversity in every sense as we know that diversity of perspective improves our overall offering to both our clients and our people."