August 2012 – LawFuel.com – Hong Kong –The global law firm Jones Day has announced that Maria Tan Pedersen has joined as a Banking & Finance Practice partner. Formerly a partner with K&L Gates, she will be based in the Firm’s Hong Kong Office.
Ms. Pedersen is an experienced international projects and commercial lawyer, with an extensive and diverse background in international and domestic transactions, financing, contracts, and arbitration, crossing multiple sectors and involving governmental, public, and private clients. She also has deep experience on matters involving the energy sector, both conventional and renewable, and will maintain a special focus on Southeast Asia and Greater China.
“Maria is an outstanding lawyer and we are extremely pleased that she has joined our practice in Hong Kong,” said Robert Graves, co-chair of Jones Day’s Banking & Finance Practice. “Bringing Maria on board strengthens our growing practice in Hong Kong, and her breadth of experience will be of great value to us and our clients.”
“We are delighted to welcome Maria to the Hong Kong Office and are looking forward to further strengthening our growing Banking & Finance Practice,” said Robert Thomson, Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day’s Hong Kong Office. “Maria’s international experience will be a great asset to the firm and to our clients here both locally and regionally.”
Ms. Pedersen received a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and her J.D. at U.C. Berkeley’s Boalt Hall School of Law. She is admitted to the bars of District of Columbia and New York and is a Registered Foreign Lawyer in Hong Kong. She is fluent in English and French.
Jones Day is a global law firm practicing in the major centers of business and finance throughout the world. Ranked among the world’s best and most integrated law firms, and perennially ranked among the best in client service, Jones Day acts as principal outside counsel to, or provides significant legal representation for, approximately half of the Fortune 500, Fortune Global 500, and FT Global 500.