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Herbert Smith Freehills promotes seven to counsel in Asia / 史密夫斐尔亚洲区晋升七位顾问

23 April 2019 | Asia
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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.

 

史密夫斐尔亚洲区晋升七位顾问

领先的国际律师事务所史密夫斐尔宣布在亚洲区晋升七位顾问,进一步壮大区域业务。

史密夫斐尔本年度全球范围内晋升26位顾问,其中七位顾问常驻亚洲,是继上周亚洲区晋升六位合伙人之后新的任命。

新晋顾问为:

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

亚洲区管理合伙人欧智乐表示:“本所亚洲区人才辈出,这些成长于亚洲且专注于亚洲业务的优秀律师是本所下一代领导者及创新者的代表,本人谨此祝贺他们获得晋升。”

“史密夫斐尔在人才培养、业务精进及行业专长三个方面联合发力,加之对法律创新的持续投资,满足亚洲区客户日渐多样化的需求。”

 

新晋顾问的资料

邝嘉德(Antony Crockett),香港办公室仲裁、商业与人权事务部

邝嘉德律师是资深且经验丰富的律师,他在亚洲及国际商业与人权事务方面拥有市场知名度。他具有澳大利亚(维多利亚州)、英格兰与威尔士以及香港特区的律师执业资格,并在国际仲裁以及仲裁相关的法庭诉讼程序中担任讼辩律师。

范芷君(Jojo Fan),香港办公室诉讼部

范芷君律师精通英语、广东话和普通话,擅长处理有争讼的银行诉讼、不当销售案件、金融监管调查和强制执行程序。她还就董事会、股东和合资纠纷向香港上市公司提供咨询服务。范律师毕业于香港大学,拥有法律和社会科学(政治学与法学)学士学位,取得香港、英格兰与威尔士律师执业资格。

胡佳(Stella Hu),北京办公室国际仲裁部

胡佳律师是中国内地背景的国际仲裁律师,她精通三种语言,擅长处理复杂的跨境争议,经验丰富。她与中国国有企业、民营企业及金融机构建立了牢固的工作关系。胡律师于英国布里斯托大学取得法学士学位。

胡律师现驻香港,将于今年晚些时候调往北京(待监管部门批准)。

Charles Kim,首尔办公室公司事务部

Charles为韩国和跨国客户就与韩国相关的跨境并购交易和一般公司事务提供法律服务,涉及科技、娱乐、能源、消费品等多个行业。他曾在香港执业八年多,随后调至首尔办公室。Charles以优等成绩毕业于哈佛大学,获得JD学位,此前他以优秀成绩取得斯坦福大学经济学及国际关系学士学位。

Kathryn Thornton,新加坡办公室电信、媒体与科技部

Kathryn是经验丰富的公司法及商业事务律师,专注于电信、媒体与科技行业的战略项目。她毕业于悉尼科技大学,获得法学和国际研究学位及法学荣誉优等奖章。她曾在澳大利亚、缅甸、新加坡和英国工作,对于新兴市场事务的经验相当丰富。

Daniel Waldek,新加坡办公室工程、能源与基建争议部

Daniel是争议事务律师,专门处理涉及亚太地区项目的工程、能源和基础设施争议并且获得高度评价。他毕业于牛津大学,获得法学士学位,取得英格兰与威尔士以及英属维尔京群岛执业资格,并且是新加坡国际商业法庭注册外国律师。

王何维(Charles Wang),香港办公室股权资本市场部

王何维律师常驻香港,是一位经验丰富的股权资本市场事务律师。他的业务重心是股权资本市场交易、香港IPO以及香港证券法及上市规则合规等事务。

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