Ellie Crespi is a partner in Harneys’ Hong Kong office where she advises on British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands law. Ellie advises leading onshore law firms, major international financial institutions and listed and private companies on all aspects of debt and equity financing transactions, including LBOs, margin financings, pre-export credit finance deals, credit derivative swaps, takeover financings, IPOs, take-private financings, aircraft and ship finance deals, s144 and Reg S bond issuances, MTN programmes, convertible bonds, acquisition finance, property finance, repack financing, securitisation and general corporate lending. Ellie also advises on financial and corporate restructurings and general corporate matters including special offshore products such as statutory mergers and continuations.
Ellie is the author of a number of publications, including Getting the Deal Through: Ship Finance (Cayman Islands), Getting the Deal Through: Air Transport (Cayman Islands) and the Company Law, Credit & Security and Banking Law chapters of Bermuda Commercial Law. Prior to joining Harneys in January 2013, Ellie worked at Allen & Overy in Moscow and Hong Kong and at Cameron McKenna London and Moscow.
Ellie is recommended by Legal 500 which calls her "extremely responsive and adaptable" and recognises her as being "remarkable" with clients. IFLR 1000 comments that she is "responsive and commercial, as well as being technically very strong” and “a pleasure to work with”.