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Amy Ng

Amy Ng photo General counsel Asia Pacific | CBRE Global Investors

‘Being in investment management, we need to capture investments when markets are positive and navigate the markets when recoveries are slow,’ says Amy Ng on her role at CBRE Global Investors. In her role as Asia Pacific general counsel, Ng provides legal support across the whole region, and has taken an active role in the …

Ben Hamilton

Ben Hamilton photo Head of legal, Asia | ANZ

ANZ’s Asia legal head Ben Hamilton finds leading and developing people one of the greatest sources of satisfaction in his role. ‘I feel overwhelmed by having such talented people who are so different and add something very unique to what they do. I feel honoured to lead them.’ Hamilton, who manages 36 lawyers across eight …

Brennan Coleman

Brennan Coleman photo General counsel | RMA Group

Former head of DFDL’s Laos offering, Brennan Coleman, is RMA Group’s first general counsel. The company specialises in assisting governments, aid agencies and other non-commercial enterprises with support in developing jurisdictions, offering infrastructure solutions to needs such as fresh water and power. Coleman was previously president of the Australia New Zealand Business Association (ANZBA) in …

Brett Graham

Brett Graham photo General counsel – Asia Pacific | Morgan Stanley

Brett Graham, who heads a team of around 50, relishes the variety of work involved in his role as Asia Pacific general counsel for one of the world’s leading financial services institutions. During his time in the role, he has worked alongside the business’s compliance function to promote a greater level of individual responsibility and …

Burat Luengthada

Burat Luengthada photo Legal director | Pfizer

Burat Luengthada led a cross-functional team in the implementation of new FCPA-related procedures, including a new pre-approval online system and process for Thailand and Indochina. He greatly relishes the daily challenges of collaborating with colleagues at a local and global level within the world’s largest pharmaceutical company: ‘There is always something new’. During his time …

Calvin Park

Calvin Park photo Senior director | Qualcomm Korea

‘Calvin Park is an IT and antitrust lawyer with unrivalled expertise and experience in Korea,’ according to one source. As in-house counsel at mobile phone company Qualcomm Korea, Park has operated at the cutting edge of legal developments in the IT and telecommunications space, and has handled transactions involving Samsung and LG. ‘Intellectual property law …

Carol Chapman

Carol Chapman photo Legal manager | Phu Bia Mining (PanAust Asia)

Southeast Asian copper and gold producer PanAust has a portfolio of organic growth projects in Laos, Papua New Guinea and Chile. Its Laos-registered company Phu Bia Mining is centred on two key gold and silver mining projects, as well as several other early stage projects. A recognised industry expert, Carol Chapman has been with PanAust …

Chee Fei Meng

Chee Fei Meng photo Head of group legal – investment banking and capital markets | CIMB Group

CIMB’s award-winning group legal head Chee Fei Meng is highly respected not only in her own organisation, but across the industry as a whole. ‘CIMB is relatively young in terms of having achieved the status of a universal bank franchise and has grown very fast regionally in a short period of time,’ she says. ‘Building …

Chongmiao Xu

Chongmiao Xu photo Legal principal | China Life Insurance Company

A recognised insurance expert, Chongmiao Xu has co-authored several texts focusing on legal developments in the industry. China Life Insurance Company’s legal department grew significantly following the company’s 2003 New York and Hong Kong listing and Xu now manages over 20 lawyers directly. His recent work highlights include establishing Chinalife’s joint venture with the Commonwealth …

Chris Dancey

Chris Dancey photo General counsel, Asia Division | Hays Plc

Currently heading the Asia legal function for Hays Plc, UK and Australia-qualified Chris Dancey’s career has moved full circle, having once worked as a legal recruitment consultant. He developed Hays’ Asia Pacific legal function from scratch, creating, ‘a world class legal team that ultimately went on to win Hays’ corporate services function of the year’. …

Chris Drake

Chris Drake photo General counsel Asia Pacific and head of compliance | Portigon

Chris Drake has been general counsel at finance portfolio manager Portigon for 15 years and currently manages a team of five lawyers across Japan, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Sydney. During his time in the role, he has taken positive steps to empower his team to take greater ownership of their work. ‘The turbo boost to …

Chris Kim

Chris Kim photo Director and associate general counsel - head of international legal | Facebook

Chris Kim currently leads an eight-strong team which he built up himself, overseeing Facebook’s international legal function. ‘I love being ringside for the Facebook story. I love the variety. You never know what your day is going to look like’. Beginning his legal career in the US, Kim left private practice to work for Yahoo!, …

Christine Yixin Chen

Christine Yixin Chen photo Managing director, head of China legal and compliance | JPMorgan Chase

Christine Yixin Chen oversees JPMorgan Chase’s China legal function. A dual-qualified lawyer, her current position gives her a unique perspective on the challenges facing US financial institutions operating in the jurisdiction. Chen took up the role in 2010, at a time when the company was making a consolidated effort to grow within the jurisdiction through …

Clare Cheah

Clare Cheah photo Assistant regional counsel | The Walt Disney Company (Asia Pacific)

Clare Cheah provides front-line legal support to Disney’s real estate activities across the whole of Asia Pacific. She acted as lead negotiator for the legal real estate and development aspects of negotiations to build a resort in Shanghai, involving $5bn in investment. What she enjoys most about her role is the opportunity to assist a …

Diana Lee

Diana Lee photo Senior vice president, legal, ap | CEVA Logistics Asia Pacific Holdings

‘One of the success factors of an in-house counsel is the ability to stay close to the business,’ opines Diana Lee, Ceva Asia Pacific’s senior vice president. Lee began her role as the sole legal counsel and was tasked with ‘building a team that is highly effective and efficient’, which, to date, has six members. …

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