Leading global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has bolstered its Asia practice by promoting seven new counsel in the region.
These appointments are part of this year's 26-counsel promotion round, and follow last week's promotion of six new partners in Asia.
The new counsel are:
Antony Crockett, Business and Human Rights and International Arbitration - Hong Kong
Jojo Fan, Commercial Litigation - Hong Kong
Stella Hu, International Arbitration - Beijing
Charles Kim, Corporate - Seoul
Kathryn Thornton, Telecommunications, Media and Technology - Singapore
Daniel Waldek, Construction, Energy and Infrastructure Disputes - Singapore
Charles Wang, Equity Capital Markets - Hong Kong
"We have a very strong pipeline of talent in Asia, from Asia, and for Asia," said Asia Managing Partner Justin D'Agostino. "This group represents our next generation of leaders, advisers and innovators, and I congratulate them all on their promotions."
"Together, our talented people, our skilled practices and sector strengths, and our ongoing investment in legal innovation address the diverse and changing needs of our clients in this region."
MORE ABOUT THE NEW COUNSEL
Antony Crockett, Arbitration/Business and Human Rights, Hong Kong
Antony is a senior and experienced practitioner with a significant regional and international market profile in business and human rights. He is qualified in Australia (Victoria), England and Wales, and Hong Kong SAR and also acts as an advocate in international arbitration proceedings and in arbitration-related court proceedings.
Jojo Fan, Litigation, Hong Kong
Fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin, Jojo advises clients on contentious banking litigation, mis-selling cases, financial regulatory investigations and enforcement proceedings. She also advises Hong Kong-listed companies on boardroom, shareholder and joint venture disputes. Jojo graduated from the University of Hong Kong with bachelor's degrees in law and social sciences (government and laws), and is qualified in both Hong Kong and England and Wales.
Stella Hu, International Arbitration, Beijing
Stella is an experienced and trilingual Mainland Chinese arbitration specialist with experience in complex cross-border disputes. She has strong client relationships with Chinese State-owned companies, private companies and financial institutions. A native of China, she obtained a bachelor's degree in law from the University of Bristol, UK.
Although Stella is currently based in Hong Kong, she will transfer to Beijing later this year, subject to regulatory approvals.
Charles Kim, Corporate, Seoul
Charles advises Korean and multinational clients on Korea-related cross-border M&A transactions and general corporate matters across sectors, including technology, entertainment, energy and consumer products. He practised in Hong Kong for over eight years before relocating to Seoul. Charles received his JD, cum laude, from Harvard Law School and a bachelor's degree in economics and international relations, with distinction, from Stanford University.
Kathryn Thornton, Telecommunications, Media and Technology, Singapore
Kathryn is a highly experienced corporate and commercial lawyer, specialising in strategic projects in the telecommunications, media and technology industry. Kathryn graduated from the University of Technology Sydney, with degrees in law and international studies and the university medal for law. She has worked in Australia, Myanmar, Singapore and the United Kingdom, and has extensive experience in emerging markets.
Daniel Waldek, Construction, Energy and Infrastructure Disputes, Singapore
Daniel is highly rated disputes lawyer specialising in construction, energy and infrastructure disputes covering projects across Asia Pacific. He graduated from the University of Oxford with a bachelor's degree in jurisprudence, is admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales and the BVI, and is a Recognised Foreign Lawyer with the Singapore International Commercial Court.
Charles Wang, Equity Capital Markets, Hong Kong
Charles is an experienced equity capital markets lawyer, resident in Hong Kong. His practice focuses on equity capital market transactions, initial public offerings in Hong Kong, and compliance with the securities laws and listing rules of Hong Kong.
邝嘉德（Antony Crockett）商业、人权与国际仲裁 香港
范芷君（Jojo Fan）商业诉讼 香港
胡佳（Stella Hu）国际仲裁 北京
Charles Kim公司事务 首尔
Kathryn Thornton 电信、媒体与科技 新加坡
Daniel Waldek 工程、能源与基建争议 新加坡
王何维（Charles Wang）股权资本市场 香港