Law firm Eversheds has strengthened its trade and financial services offering with the appointment of two senior staff in Hong Kong.

Jae Lemin has been named partner in the banking and finance team, with Paul Moloney joining as Of Counsel in the financial services and funds department.

Lemin joins from Herbert Smith Freehills and brings a wealth of trade finance and corporate banking experience. He previously spent time on secondment in National Australia Bank’s global treasury group in Melbourne and Standard Chartered’s wholesale banking unit in Hong Kong.

Among his areas of expertise is renewable energy financing. He is known for his work with the Energy Development Corporation on the 2014 US$320mn financing of a 150MW wind power facility in the Philippines.

Moloney, meanwhile, joins from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld-Counsel and among other areas, has experience in the area of structured finance tax.

Both report to Stephen Kitts, managing partner for Asia, who says: “As the market remains buoyant this is an exciting time for the Eversheds Asia business. We welcome Jae and Paul, two excellent and skilled lawyers who will be a valuable asset to clients as we continue to build a strong and dynamic team and maximise opportunities for growth.”