LAWFUEL – Legal Newswire – Hong Kong: Clifford Chance has promoted three new counsel/consultants in its offices in Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo, with effect from 1 July 2007.
Lena GOH, Consultant, Banking & Finance, Hong Kong
A specialist in derivatives and structured finance, Lena joined Clifford Chance in London in 2001 from a leading law firm in Singapore. She relocated to Hong Kong in late 2004. She is a graduate of the National University of Singapore and obtained her Masters in Law from University College London.
HO Han Ming, Consultant, Corporate, Singapore
Han Ming is an investment funds specialist with extensive practice and in-house experience of the industry. Before joining Clifford Chance in 2006, he worked for a major international asset management company in Singapore.
Michelle MIZUTANI, Counsel, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Tokyo
Michelle specialises in cross-border dispute resolution including cross-border arbitration, one of the fastest growing methods of dispute resolution in Asia. An Australian native and fluent in Japanese, she joined Clifford Chance in 2004.
“Lena, Han Ming and Michelle have each contributed to the growth of their practice areas in their offices, and to the overall growth of our Asian business,” said Jim Baird, the firm’s regional managing partner for Asia.
“I congratulate them on their promotion; they represent the broad range of skills that Clifford Chance can offer across Asia, as well as the diversity of our people, their backgrounds and their experience.”
This is the second group of counsel/consultants to be appointed by Clifford Chance in Asia this year. In January, Andrew Brereton (Banking & Finance, Singapore), Chris Holland (Capital Markets, Hong Kong), Steve Lyons (Banking & Finance, Hong Kong), Tony Oakes (Capital Markets, Hong Kong) Doungporn Prasertsomsuk (Banking & Finance, Bangkok), Justin Wilson (Corporate, Shanghai) and Jon Worsfold (Corporate, Singapore) were promoted.
Notes to editors
1. Clifford Chance LLP is one of the world’s leading professional service organisations, helping clients achieve their goals by combining the highest global standards of business and law with local specialist service. The firm is organised around six legal practice areas: capital markets; corporate (including M&A); finance; litigation and dispute resolution; real estate; and tax, pensions and employment law. Clifford Chance has 28 offices in 20 countries, and 3,800 legal advisers.
2. In Asia, Clifford Chance operates in Bangkok, Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo. With over 400 lawyers in Asia alone, it is one of the largest international firms in the region, enjoying a market leading reputation across a number of practices.
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