Lisa Pearce

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Expertise and Professional Background

Lisa is a partner of Harney Westwood & Riegels Singapore LLP specialising in investment funds.  She has extensive experience advising on the establishment and maintenance of various types of funds including hedge funds, private equity funds, real estate investment trusts, exchange traded funds and retail funds. Lisa has particular expertise in unit trusts and has advised both trustees and managers on retail and private offerings. Lisa also has experience of private trusts and employee benefit trusts, including pension schemes and share option plans.

Prior to joining Harneys in October 2012, Lisa worked at Ogier and Simmons & Simmons in Hong Kong.  Lisa has also worked in the Cayman Islands and, before that, spent 7 years at Linklaters in London.


University of Durham (BA) 1989
Nottingham Law School 1991

Bar Admissions

England and Wales 1993
Cayman Islands 2006
Hong Kong 2008



Lisa is consistently recommended as a leading offshore funds lawyer by Chambers Global, IFLR1000 and Legal 500 in their Asia Pacific rankings. She is recommended for her strong reputation in investment funds and is described as a "very commercial" lawyer who is "notable for her work on unit trust matters" by Chambers Global


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