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Intertrust Group acquires Pinsent Masons’ Hong Kong-based corporate secretarial business

8 June 2021

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PRESS RELEASE: London– 7 June 2021 – Intertrust N.V. (“Intertrust” or “Company”) [Euronext: INTER], a world leader in providing specialised administration services to clients in over 30 jurisdictions, today announces it has acquired the Hong Kong-based corporate secretarial business of international law firm, Pinsent Masons.

The acquisition enables Intertrust Group to offer a fully integrated corporate services proposition to its growing client portfolio in Hong Kong and the wider APAC region and supports the firm’s regional growth strategy.

The deal also comes in the wake of several senior appointments in the APAC region by Intertrust Group to accelerate growth and capitalise on strong demand for its services. These appointments include James Donnan, promoted internally to Head of Asia Pacific; Sarah Chao as Managing Director of the Hong Kong office; Donald Tsang, promoted to Head of Corporate Services Greater China; Fang Ling Khor, promoted to Head of Fund Services North Asia and Christopher Wong and Derek Tsoi, two senior Commercial Directors covering Capital Markets and Fund Services respectively.

The acquisition of Pinsent Masons’ corporate secretarial business in Hong Kong builds on Intertrust Group’s fast-growing APAC platform, which continues to see strong organic growth underpinned by the region’s economic expansion, capital flows and cross border investment activity.

Daniel Jaffe, Managing Director Americas and Rest of the World said: “This transaction allows Intertrust Group to offer an enhanced proposition for our clients in one of the most dynamic markets in the world. Intertrust Group and Pinsent Masons have a long history of working closely together in the APAC region, offering joint clients dedicated corporate secretarial and legal services, respectively. The close relationship and strong client demand has catalysed this agreement for us to acquire its company secretarial business in Hong Kong, with Intertrust Group able to offer holistic corporate services to companies in the region.”

Vincent Connor, Head of Hong Kong office, Pinsent Masons said: “Pinsent Masons has a longstanding relationship with Intertrust Group through which we have together provided clients with ‘best in class’ legal and corporate secretarial services. The addition of our corporate secretarial business alongside Intertrust Group’s accelerated growth in the region will ensure that our clients’ needs will continue to be very well looked after. We look forward to working together even more closely with Intertrust Group in Hong Kong and across the Asia Pacific region.”

James Donnan, Head of Asia Pacific added: “Intertrust Group has worked hard to expand its market proposition and footprint in the region and increase its market share through the delivery of tech-enabled, market-leading services and solutions. I am very much looking forward to working with the team to support the expansion and continue delivering superior services to our clients across Asia Pacific.”

For more information

Katie Scott-Kurti

Head of External Communications

Intertrust Group

E: [email protected]

Borja Miquel/Benjamin Salt

Citigate Dewe Rogerson

E: [email protected]

Debra Filippin

Head of Business Development Asia Pacific

Pinsent Masons

D: +61 3 9909 2547

E: [email protected]

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