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Karen Zhang Pallaras

Maples and Calder (Hong Kong) LLP
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Karen is an associate in the corporate and finance team in Hong Kong.  Karen has acted for lenders and borrowers on a wide range of banking and finance transactions including corporate finance, project finance and restructuring.  Her practice area covers mergers and acquisitions, securities issues, initial public offerings and listing of shares of BVI and Cayman Islands companies in Hong Kong. 

Professional Background

Karen joined Maples and Calder in 2013.  She was previously a Senior Associate at Allens in Melbourne. 


Monash University, Australia, LLB (Hons), 2006
Monash University, Australia, BA, 2006


Karen is fluent in Mandarin.

Professional / Civic Activities

Law Institute of Victoria

Bar Admissions

2008 – Admitted as a solicitor in Victoria, Australia (practising as an Australian solicitor in Hong Kong only)

Areas of Expertise


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