Bedell Cristin grows Singapore team with senior hire

21 March 2018

Bedell Cristin has appointed Craig Paynter as a senior associate in the firm's Singapore office.

Craig is an experienced private client and corporate lawyer and joins Bedell Cristin from Gowling WLG where he was the principal associate in the Singapore private client team.

Craig is a dual qualified Solicitor, admitted to advise on the laws of both England & Wales and the British Virgin Islands.  He advises in all areas of private client trust and estate planning law, corporate law and regulatory law.  He specialises in advising Southeast Asian high-net-worth individuals, families and corporations on structuring and governance solutions to hold their multi-jurisdictional asset holdings, including family businesses and private wealth trusts.

Craig's clients include professional trustees and private bankers as well as Southeast Asian business families from Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, India, Thailand and the Philippines.

Kristian Wilson, partner in Bedell Cristin's Singapore office commented:
"Craig's appointment demonstrates our continued commitment to the region and the depth and breadth of our experience in the Singapore office; we can now offer clients a wider array of private wealth legal services on the ground, which complements our highly regarded corporate and finance services.

Craig's appointment also reflects our approach to ensuring we hire the best talent, who not only understand overseas markets, but have real experience in their home jurisdictions.  To that extent, Craig and I have, between us, not only lived and worked in Singapore for a number of years, but have lived and worked all our home jurisdictions of Jersey, Guernsey and the BVI."