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Nikita is a commercial litigator focusing on professional liability and insurance disputes.

Nikita is an associate in our Insurance & Professional Risks team. She is a commercial litigator with a particular focus on professional liability and has represented several international law firms on a broad range of matters.  She also has disputes experience in insurance coverage, trusts and contentious employment matters.



Nikita studied law (JD) at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.  She is triple qualified to practice law in England & Wales, Hong Kong and New York.  Prior to joining Herbert Smith Freehills in 2022, Nikita worked in the litigation team of a leading independent Hong Kong law firm.

Experience & expertise

Selected matters

  • a firm of solicitors to defend a HK$450 million claim for dishonest assistance and knowing receipt of trust funds*
  • on a large multi-jurisdictional breach of trust dispute involving 14 defendants*
  • a publicly-listed company in relation to a US$100 million claim against an ex-director for fraud*
  • a firm of solicitors in respect of a threatened claim for negligence and breach of contractual duty*

*prior to joining Herbert Smith Freehills