US-headquartered Sidley Austin has announced the appointment of Stephanie Chan as associate inside its China Corporate and Finance apply, primarily based in Hong Kong. Chan joins from Reed Smith Richards Butler, the place she was a associate within the Litigation & Dispute Resolution apply. Her appointment is efficient February 1.
Chan focusses on advising multinational and Chinese corporates on business disputes, significantly cross-border contractual, three way partnership and shareholder disputes; fraud; enforcement of securities; and debt restoration.
The agency expects to advise extra shoppers on this space following Chan’s addition, a spokesperson instructed FinanceAsia.
Chan’s work has additionally concerned advising corporations on regulatory investigations by the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX), Securities and Futures Commission (SFC), Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), and Commercial Crime Bureau. She has labored with corporations throughout monetary companies, mining, actual property, leisure, vitality, and manufacturing.
The spokesperson declined to touch upon the dimensions of the China Corporate and Finance group in Hong Kong following her addition.
According to the discharge, the agency hires roughly 190 attorneys throughout six workplaces within the area, notably Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Singapore, Sydney, and Tokyo, and generates near $3 billion in income globally. In December 2021, the agency poached Steven Hsu from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer to hitch the apply in Hong Kong.
Constance Choy, APAC managing associate for Sidley Austin, mentioned within the announcement: “Given market conditions we are seeing increased activity in our regulatory and enforcement practice, and Stephanie will be instrumental in serving our clients that look to us to provide counsel in these very complex and sensitive matters.”
In July final yr, the agency expanded its personal fairness capabilities in Singapore with the appointment of Daniel Lindsey as a associate.
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