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May Tai to lead Herbert Smith Freehills in Greater China - 戴枫媚(May Tai)将领导史密夫斐尔大中华区业务

17 August 2017 | Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai
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Partner May Tai has been appointed to lead Herbert Smith Freehills' Greater China practice, effective 1 October 2017.

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2017年10月1日起领导该所大中华区的业务。

The practice comprises 300 partners, lawyers and staff in Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai offering corporate, capital markets, finance and disputes advice to local and international clients.

"Herbert Smith Freehills' Asia practice is growing at a rapid rate, especially in Greater China," said Justin D'Agostino, Managing Partner, Asia and Australia. "May knows our business and our people, and is the ideal candidate to lead the team to further success," said Justin.

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

As Managing Partner, Greater China, May will work in close collaboration with the firm's head of Beijing, Tom Chau, and head of Shanghai, Nanda Lau, and with the region's practice group leaders.

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


戴枫媚(May Tai)将领导史密夫斐尔大中华区业务


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2017年10月1日起领导该所大中华区的业务。


“史密夫斐尔的亚洲业务正在快速地增长,尤其是在大中华区”,该所亚洲和澳大利亚地区管理合伙人Justin D'Agostino评论道。“May对我们的业务和团队有深入的了解,她是引领我们团队进一步走向成功的理想人选,”Justin说。


作为大中华区的管理合伙人,戴律师将与该所北京分所的管理合伙人邹兆麟(Tom Chau)、上海分所的管理合伙人刘依兰(Nanda Lau)以及区域内各个不同业务领域的主管合伙人密切合作。




May Tai specialises in China-related disputes representing both Chinese parties and non-Chinese parties. 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.

May is based in Hong Kong but regularly spends time in Herbert Smith Freehills' Shanghai and Beijing offices, and 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.






Operating from 26 offices across Asia Pacific, EMEA and North America, Herbert Smith Freehills is at the heart of the new global business landscape providing premium quality, full-service legal advice. We provide many of the world’s most important organisations with access to market-leading dispute resolution, projects and transactional legal advice, combined with expertise in a number of global industry sectors, including energy, natural resources, infrastructure, technology and financial services.

Herbert Smith Freehills has some 1,500 lawyers in Asia Pacific, advising clients on complex corporate, disputes and finance matters, from offices in Bangkok, Beijing, Hong Kong, Jakarta*, Kuala Lumpur, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo, and in Australia, from Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.

*In Jakarta, Herbert Smith Freehills' international counsel practise alongside our affiliate firm, Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung, one of Indonesia’s leading commercial and corporate law firms.



*在雅加达,史密夫斐尔律师事务所与联营律所Hiswara Bunjamin&Tandjung(印度尼西亚顶级的商事和公司事务律师事务所之一)合作开展国际法律咨询业务。


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