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Two join Minter Ellison in Hong Kong to launch regional practice

Minter Ellison Hong Kong has announced the hires of Christian Pellone and Edward Lean, both from EY, to spearhead the firm’s development in the region.

Pellone, former senior international tax partner at EY’s Greater China tax practice, joins as partner, while Lean has joined as senior tax manager.

Pellone’s former roles also include global tax desk leader – Asia Pacific – at EY, and he has advised multinationals on tax effective structuring and risk management across the Asia Pacific region. He also has in-house experience, having spent three years as European tax director for a Fortune 300 company

Lean, who focuses on financial services taxation, also has in-house experience, having worked as European tax manager for a US investment bank and private equity house. His particular specialisation is the taxation of financial instruments in an international context.

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