Clifford Chance promotes four consultants/counsel in China

Hong Kong: – Leading international law firm Clifford Chance has promoted four senior lawyers to the position of counsel/consultant in its China offices.

“I congratulate the new counsel/consultants on this significant achievement in their careers,” said Peter Charlton, Clifford Chance’s Asia Managing Partner. “This promotion recognises not only their outstanding legal skills and client experience but also their wider contribution to the firm and our belief in their future potential.”

“I’m also delighted that this round of appointments highlights our success in attracting and retaining the very best talent in the China market across such a broad range of areas, including contentious regulatory matters, intellectual property disputes, corporate law and major finance projects.”

The new counsel/consultants are:

Lisa CHEN, Consultant, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Hong Kong

Lisa is a senior financial services regulatory lawyer and litigator. She joined the firm’s leading regulatory practice from the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission, bringing with her nearly five years’ high-level experience with the SFC, and before that ten years in private practice as a litigator. Lisa will lead a team focusing on handling complex regulatory matters for clients in Hong Kong and the PRC.

Audrey SHUM, Consultant, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Hong Kong

Audrey specialises in intellectual property disputes in China, recently advising one of the world’s leading games developers on the largest copyright infringement case heard on the Mainland to date. A law graduate of the University of Hong Kong, she also graduated with a masters in law from the University of Cambridge and joined Clifford Chance in 2004.

Glen MA, Counsel, Corporate, Shanghai

Glen joined Clifford Chance in Shanghai in 2001. He spent 2005 in the US, obtaining a masters in law from Columbia Law School and working in the firm’s New York office. He advises domestic and international clients on foreign direct investments, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate matters. Glen advised on National Australia Bank’s acquisition of Union Trust last year, one of the first foreign acquisitions in the China trust sector to be approved by the China Banking Regulatory Commission.

Maggie LO, Counsel, Finance, Beijing

A BA graduate of the University of Cambridge, Maggie trained and worked at Clifford Chance in Hong Kong from 2000 before spending two years at UBS. She returned to the firm in September 2008 and has since worked on a number of notable projects, including the financing of the China-Central Asia gas pipeline, one of the largest project finance loans ever agreed in Asia.

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