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Leading global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills today welcomes three new partners to its Greater China team, specializing in projects and projects-related disputes.

Our new partners represent the firm's ongoing investment in its China business.  Their arrival also responds to demand from our Chinese clients for international projects and projects disputes lawyers, especially for Belt and Road projects and investments.

Click to read our earlier bilingual release announcing the new partners.

  • Hew Kian Heong is one of the leading international construction and infrastructure disputes lawyers in China, regularly acting for Chinese and international clients in complex cross-border disputes.
  • Ellen Zhang is one of the leading lawyers in the Chinese PPP and outbound investment market, advising Chinese companies on complex project development, investment and financing overseas, particularly in the power and infrastructure sectors. 
  • Michelle Li has a strong reputation in construction and infrastructure disputes, particularly advising Chinese state-owned enterprises on a broad range of project implementation issues and disputes arising from overseas projects.

The appointments increase the size of Herbert Smith Freehills' Greater China team to 27 partners and over 170 other legal professionals in Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai.

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Michelle Li

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