Powerlist Members

Aaron Shao

Aaron Shao photo Area lead counsel, China | Abbott Laboratories

Beginning his legal career working on foreign direct investment initiatives in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone, Aaron Shao built on this valuable experience by progressing to a rewarding career in private practice of multiple years with Hogan Lovells (formerly Hogan & Hartson) and Jones Day, respectively. When US-based industry leading company SPX Flow Technology was …

Albert Wang

Albert Wang photo General counsel Asia Pacific | 3M, China

Albert Wang’s extensive experience in both private practice and in-house roles allows him to bring an almost unparalleled body of knowledge to bear to his role as general counsel of 3M, an American multinational conglomerate. Leaving behind a private practice career that saw him advance to the position of chief representative of Coudert Brothers’ Shanghai …

Alex Zhouzhang Chen

Alex Zhouzhang Chen photo General counsel | Sinopec International Exploration and Production (SIPC), China

With a varied career that has seen him take on a number of interesting roles, Alex Chen has been general counsel of Sinopec International Petroleum Exploration and Production Corporation (SIPC) since June 2016. Beginning his career working for the Chinese Ministry of Commerce while still undertaking his Bachelor’s degree in Law, Chen eventually jooines Sinopec …

Alice Chan

Alice Chan photo General counsel | Prudential Corporation Asia, Hong Kong

Alice Chan’s career is notable for encompassing three branches of legal work: private practice, academia and in-house. Chan enjoyed a successful private practice career culminating in a corporate partner role at Clifford Chance, having worked in their Hong Kong, Singapore and Bangkok offices. In 2002 she decided to take up a position as a professor …

Allen Zhou

Allen Zhou photo Vice president and general counsel - Greater China | Schneider Electric, China

French multinational energy management company Schneider Electric has had operations in China since 1987 and has invested over RMB 3bn in that period. Allen Zhou joined the company in 2009 as vice president and general counsel for the Greater China region. In the role, Zhou has recruited approximately 30 professionals into his team who he …

Ally Li

Ally Li photo General counsel | Estee Lauder China

Over the course of her career, Ally Li has spent seven years in the private practice and two decades in-house. As such, she has a wealth of experience to draw from, including in-house legal roles with Walmart and Best Buy, the latter of which she spent a total of eight years at and advanced to …

Andrew Ning

Andrew Ning photo Head of legal | China Construction Bank (CCB) International

Andrew Ning’s 15-year private practice career has given him the technical knowledge and experience to make him a financial services specialist. His external counsel career saw him giving advice on M&A, foreign direct investment and corporate legal work for a range of high profile clients in Asia. In addition, prior to his current role, Ning …

Angie Au-Yong

Angie Au-Yong photo Vice president and regional general counsel international | Citrix Systems Hong Kong

With a ‘long and stable’ career that has seen her operate at the highest levels of both private practice and in-house advice, Angie Au-Yong is able to draw from the very well-rounded skillset that typically characterises those who have straddled both sides of the legal world. Au-Yong believes this has contributed to her success as …

Ashley Howlett

Ashley Howlett photo General counsel and legal director | Gammon Construction

Ashley Howlett’s career in private practice saw him live and work in Auckland, London, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Hong Kong and Beijing and ascend to the very top of the profession as a partner at Jones Day. His time with the firm contained a number of impressive highlights, including establishing Jones Day’s office in Beijing in …

Bella Chhoa

Bella Chhoa photo Company secretary, general counsel and assistant director | Hang Lung Group, Hong Kong

Bella Peck Lim Chhoa has spent five years as assistant director – corporate affairs, general counsel and company secretary at Hong Kong-based property company Hang Lung. In this role she has successfully combined technical legal knowledge and superb business acumen. Aside from legal matters, Chhoa is involved in company secretarial work, training and is even …

Ben Hamilton

Ben Hamilton photo Head of legal, Asia | ANZ Bank, Hong Kong

Ben Hamilton joined the Hong Kong offices of Australian bank ANZ as head of legal in May 2012 and has since worked hard at ‘changing cultures and approaches to legal matters’ within the team. His cooperative approach, along with his method of finding ‘common-sense solutions’ in order to reach agreements, has been extremely effective when …

Bin Zhao

Bin Zhao photo Senior vice president, legal and government affairs | Qualcomm Wireless Communication Technologies (China)

Since joining the Chinese arm of Qualcomm, a US multinational semiconductor and telecommunications equipment company that is the world’s largest mobile chip maker, Bin Zhao has become known in the industry for the expert handling of the company’s legal and intellectual property matters. Faced with tough antitrust regulations, like other large foreign technology companies, Zhao …

Bobby Ladwa

Bobby Ladwa photo Director of banking legal | Barclays, Hong Kong

Bobby Ladwa began his legal career at Clifford Chance in London, spending 12 years in the firm’s capital markets practice. Through various secondments in Hong Kong, Singapore and Dubai Ladwa developed an interest in in-house work and ‘knew [he] could add value’ to a legal team. He got the chance to put his belief to …

Brent Irvin

Brent Irvin photo Vice president and general counsel | Tencent Holdings, China

Brent Irvin is one of the best-known GCs in China, and is often featured in the industry and commercial press for his interesting and highly successful approach to legal and business roles. Irvin’s role with Tencent was secured on the back of a distinguished career as a private practice lawyer specialising in corporate and M&A …

Brian Downie

Brian Downie photo General manager - legal (operations and growth business) | MTR, Hong Kong

Reporting in to overall legal director Gill Meller, general manager – legal (operations and growth business) Brian Downie is responsible for MTR’s operations and growth legal department. The company’s legal requirements are split between three sections, with Downie’s operations and growth team taking on the lion’s share of legal work which, at a company as …

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