Hong Kong: Briana Young, Professional Support Consultant at Herbert Smith Freehills in Hong Kong, has been appointed to the Council of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC).Hong Kong: Briana Young, Professional Support Consultant at Herbert Smith Freehills in Hong Kong, has been appointed to the Council of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC).
"We're delighted with this appointment, which recognises Briana's contribution to the HKIAC and to arbitration in Hong Kong," said Justin D'Agostino, Global Head of Disputes at Herbert Smith Freehills.
"We are proud as a firm to support the key arbitral institutions in Asia and around the world. Briana's vision for, and understanding of, international arbitration will be put to good use in further expanding the success of HKIAC in the years ahead."
Briana joins Justin and partner Kathryn Sanger, who recently joined the firm in Hong Kong, as HKIAC Council members.
Notes for editors
- Briana provides professional support to Herbert Smith Freehills' leading Asian international arbitration practice, and has an impressive market profile through her work with the region's arbitral centres, particularly HKIAC. Prior to joining Herbert Smith Freehills in 2011, she practised as a disputes and arbitration lawyer at two Magic Circle firms.
- Herbert Smith Freehills' leading Asia disputes practice numbers 20 partners and 80 lawyers. It advises clients on complex litigation, arbitration, corporate crime and investigations, financial services regulatory, employment, competition and private wealth matters.
- Across Asia, Herbert Smith Freehills' international arbitration practice numbers 13 partners and 40 lawyers, the largest practice of its kind in this region. Global Arbitration Review recently ranked Herbert Smith Freehills as having the third-busiest arbitration practice in the world.
- In other announcements today, HKIAC announced that Matthew Gearing QC had been elected as the next HKIAC Chair from 2017 and announced three new members to its Council in addition to Briana - Chiann Bao, former Secretary-General of HKIAC and Asia Pacific Counsel, Skadden; Danny Mok, full-time maritime and commercial arbitrator; and Anthony Houghton SC, Barrister and Senior Counsel at Des Voeux Chambers in Hong Kong.
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