Addleshaw Goddard has announced the appointment of Jacqueline Heng as a new lawyer in its debt capital markets team.
Heng joins from Norton Rose Fulbright, and she has expertise in green and sustainable bonds. Addleshaw Goddard said this is an area of “increasing focus” for its clients.
She is qualified in England and New York, and her recent work includes advising HSBC, NatWest Markets, Sandvik, Ecobank and Scotiabank.
Heng will be working alongside Debt Capital Markets partner Beth Collett “to carve out a fast-growing practice that is also branching out to education, local authority and healthcare”.
Meanwhile, Heng’s hire forms part of Addleshaw Goddard’s current drive to grow its domestic and international offering, particularly in finance.
The firm has also seen the addition of structured finance specialist Carl Posern, leveraged finance specialist Ewen Scott, and Jeremy Cross in the last quarter.
Additionally, Addleshaw Goddard has added 10 finance partners in total since April 2020 as part of an investment in this sector.
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.”
She added: “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.”