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Herbert Smith Freehills expands China finance practice with hire of partner Ellen Mao 史密夫斐尔迎来合伙人茅悦蕾加入 扩充中国融资业务

24 August 2022 | China
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Leading international law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has hired banking partner Ellen Mao as part of its continued expansion in Asia.

An alumna of Herbert Smith Freehills and fluent in Mandarin, Ellen advises international, Asian and particularly China clients on syndicated lending, cross-border financing, insolvency work and complex project financing.

"Ellen has a strong record of advising both international and Chinese banks and financial institutions," said Adrian Cheng, Herbert Smith Freehills' Asia head of finance. "Her technical expertise combined with her blend of international and China experience make her an excellent addition to our team."

Ellen will be based in Hong Kong but will work with the firm's corporate, infrastructure, energy and finance practices across Asia and beyond, working locally alongside established Hong Kong partner Alexander Aitken.

"Ellen's outstanding combination of international and Chinese finance experience will help us to meet growing client demand, especially from the host of significant financial institutions based in Greater China," said Asia managing partner May Tai. "She also adds vital restructuring expertise to our Asia practice, complementing our established lending offering to clients."

 

ABOUT ELLEN

A Shanghai native, Ellen is fluent in Mandarin and English. She received a bachelor's degree in law from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, a master's degree in law from Fudan University, and a master's degree in law from Columbia University in New York.

Ellen started her career as an associate at JunHe Law Offices in Shanghai, before joining Clifford Chance in 2010. She joined Herbert Smith Freehills in Hong Kong in 2017, and moved to Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison as counsel in late 2020.

She was admitted to the PRC Bar in 2009 (non-practicing) and to the New York State Bar in 2016, and qualified in England & Wales in 2020.

Ellen's title in Hong Kong will be Senior Foreign Registered Lawyer – USA – New York to meet local regulatory requirements.

 

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史密夫斐尔迎来合伙人茅悦蕾加入 扩充中国融资业务

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国际领先的律师事务所史密夫斐尔迎来融资业务合伙人茅悦蕾(Ellen Mao)加入,进一步扩张亚洲地区业务。

茅悦蕾律师早前曾就职于史密夫斐尔。她普通话流利,为全球和亚洲地区,特别是中国客户就银团贷款、跨境融资、破产重组和复杂的项目融资提供法律咨询。

史密夫斐尔亚洲融资业务主管合伙人Adrian Cheng表示:“茅律师在为国际和中国的银行和金融机构提供法律咨询方面保持着优秀履历。她具备的专业能力,以及覆盖国际和中国市场的丰富经验,令她成为团队一名出色的新成员。”

茅悦蕾律师将常驻香港,与香港办公室资深合伙人魏德勤律师(Alexander Aitken)通力协作,并将与本所亚洲和其他地区的公司事务、基础设施、能源和融资业务团队合作。

史密夫斐尔亚洲区管理合伙人戴枫媚(May Tai)表示:“茅律师在融资业务方面完美集合了国际市场和中国市场的经验,将帮助我们满足不断增长的客户需求,特别是来自大中华区许多重要金融机构的需求。同时她还为我们的亚洲业务带来了重组方面的顾问能力,令我们现有的融资咨询服务得到了重要补充。”

茅悦蕾律师简历

茅悦蕾是上海人,普通话和英文都很流利。她先后取得上海交通大学法学学士学位、复旦大学法学硕士学位、纽约哥伦比亚大学法学硕士学位。

茅律师的职业生涯开始于北京君合律师事务所,2010年加入高伟绅律师事务所。她于2017年加入史密夫斐尔香港办公室,并于2020年底加入宝维斯律师事务所任资深顾问。

她于2009年取得中国律师资格(非执业),2016年取得纽约州律师资格,2020年取得英格兰和威尔士律师资格。

根据当地监管规定,茅悦蕾在香港的头衔是高级注册外国律师(美国纽约州)。

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