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May Tai to lead Herbert Smith Freehills in Asia 戴枫媚将领导史密夫斐尔亚洲区业务

05 May 2020 | Asia
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Partner May Tai has been appointed to lead Herbert Smith Freehills' Asia practice, effective 1 May 2020.

史密夫斐尔律师事务所合伙人戴枫媚(May Tai)已接受委任,将从2020年5月1日起领导本所亚洲区业务。

The practice comprises some 600 partners, lawyers and staff in nine offices across the region, offering corporate, capital markets, finance and disputes advice to local and international clients.

"Herbert Smith Freehills' Asia practice is growing at a rapid rate," said CEO Justin D'Agostino. "May knows our business and our people, and is the ideal candidate to lead the team to further success.”

"An excellent lawyer, popular with clients and colleagues alike, she has worked in a number of our Asian offices and London and is an outstanding role model for diversity and people development in our business," said Justin.

May is one of the leading arbitration practitioners in the Asia market, and will continue her work for clients as her principal focus, alongside her new role and responsibilities.

“It’s a privilege to succeed Justin as leader of this talented team,” said May. “We’ve achieved so much in recent years, and invested in our people and our platform across Asia.”

“As Asia emerges from lockdown, our business will build on that growth to create an even stronger, more adaptable team to respond to the market.”

 

ABOUT MAY

May Tai specialises in international arbitration. She is a CEDR accredited mediator, an arbitrator in the HKIAC List of Arbitrators, a member of the CIETAC HK panel of arbitrators, and Committee Member of the SIAC Users Council for Hong Kong.

A graduate of Somerville College, University of Oxford, May joined Herbert Smith Freehills as a trainee in 2001, and became a partner in 2010. She has been based in Greater China since 2009, spending 18 months in Shanghai, three years in Beijing and four years in Hong Kong. She was appointed managing partner of the firm’s China practice in 2017.

May is based in Hong Kong but has also practised in the firm's London, Singapore and Tokyo offices. She speaks Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), Bahasa (Malaysian and Indonesian), and English, and is qualified in England and Wales and Hong Kong.

 


 

史密夫斐尔律师事务所的亚洲区业务由9个办公室约600名合伙人、律师和其他成员构成,为当地及全球客户提供公司事务、资本市场、金融服务以及争议解决等各方面的法律服务。

史密夫斐尔全球首席执行官欧智乐(Justin D'Agostino)表示:“史密夫斐尔的亚洲区业务正在快速增长,戴枫媚律师对律所的业务和团队有深入的了解,是带领我们实现进一步成功的理想人选。”

欧智乐补充道:“她是一名非常优秀的律师,深受客户和同事的欢迎,曾在史密夫斐尔亚洲区多个办公室以及伦敦工作过,是我们所倡导的多元文化和人才发展的杰出榜样。”

作为亚洲地区争议仲裁领域的顶尖律师,戴枫媚在担任新职位后,将继续以客户服务为重心。

戴枫媚表示:“我感到十分荣幸能够接替欧智乐成为这支优秀团队的领导者。史密夫斐尔近年来取得了长足进步,我们在亚洲区进行投入,不断培养人才,壮大平台。”

“随着亚洲地区逐步解除封锁措施,我们将在现有基础上建立一个更加强大、更具适应性的团队,以应对市场的需求。”

 

戴枫媚律师简介

戴枫媚律师专注于国际仲裁领域。戴律师是获得英国有效争议解决中心(CEDR)认证的调解员,她入选了香港国际仲裁中心(HKIAC)的仲裁员名单和中国国际经济贸易仲裁委员会(CIETAC)的香港仲裁员名单,同时也是新加坡国际仲裁中心(SIAC)香港用户委员会的成员。

戴律师毕业于牛津大学萨默维尔学院,于2001年作为见习律师加入史密夫斐尔,并于2010年成为合伙人。她自2009年起开始常驻大中华区,在上海工作了18个月,在北京工作了3年,在香港工作了4年。

戴律师目前常驻香港,曾在本所伦敦总部以及新加坡、东京分所工作。戴律师能讲中文(包括普通话与广东话)、马来语(包括马来语与印尼语)和英语,她具有英格兰及威尔士律师执业资格以及香港律师执业资格。

 

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