Powerlist Members

Cao Hui

Cao Hui photo Head of legal affairs | Silk Road Fund, China

Established in December 2014, Silk Road Fund is a $40bn state-owned fund that invests under China’s new strategic initiatives, namely the Silk Road Economic Belt and 21st-Century Maritime Silk Road Initiative, often referred to as the Belt and Road Initiative. Cao Hui joined the company in May 2015 to serve as deputy general counsel of …

Catherine Wang

Catherine Wang photo General counsel | DSM China

Having begun trading in China in 1963, the Dutch multinational life and materials science company DSM now employs over 4,000 people in the country and has sales of over $2bn. Dealing mainly with corporate law, foreign investment, labour law and contract law, Catherine Wang was appointed general counsel for DSM China in 2007, in large …

Chen Wei

Chen Wei photo Executive vice president, general counsel and compliance officer | China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC)

China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) differs from China’s other two national oil concerns – China National Petroleum Corporation (owner of PetroChina) and China Petrochemical Corporation (Sinopec) – in its focus on innovation; the company was, from the outset, intended to work with international joint venture partners. An engineer by training, Chen Wei has worked …

Chenyang Xie

Chenyang Xie photo Board member, vice president and general counsel | Tiens Group, China

Since joining Tiens Group, an international conglomerate that develops a diverse range of healthcare products, in 2012 Dr. Chenyang Xie has played an integral role in the company’s most significant developments. Through ‘thorough legal research and diligent follow-up’ Xie led his team successfully to settle a tough commercial dispute between a leading British bank and …

Christine Dekker

Christine Dekker photo Vice president and general counsel | McDonald's China

Unsurprisingly given the country’s massive customer base and rapidly growing economy, fast food giant McDonald’s has built a significant presence in China since opening its first restaurant in 1990. The franchise has expanded in China to the point that it now operates over 2,200 restaurants, in what is the third largest market for McDonald’s after …

Cuijun Shi

Cuijun Shi photo Vice president and general counsel | Total China

Total, a French oil and gas multinational that produces, refines and markets oil and petrochemicals, has been established in China for over 35 years, now has 4,350 employees and operates over 200 service stations across the country. As vice president and general counsel for Total China since 2014, Cuijun Shi has centralised the legal team …

Daniel Liu

Daniel Liu photo Head of legal | Standard Chartered Bank (China)

With roots dating back to 1858, Standard Chartered is the oldest foreign bank in China. The relationship looks set to continue, with the group’s recently appointed global chief executive Bill Winters having been vocal on the importance of China to the bank’s future plans. Ambitions to strengthen the bank’s position in the Chinese market have …

David Simmonds

David Simmonds photo Group general counsel and chief administrative officer | CLP, Hong Kong

Despite qualifying at a top-tier Australian-based law firm, David Simmonds explains that he ‘always had the mind set for going in-house’, a path that began upon his receiving dual law and commerce honours from university. This, along with his ambition and the technical knowledge gained from a private practice career as an M&A specialist, provided …

Denise Ho

Denise Ho photo Head of legal, Asia Pacific (excluding China) | Tesla Motors, Hong Kong

In a number of ways, Denise Ho’s background made her an ideal candidate to set up the legal function for Tesla’s operations in Hong Kong. Firstly, although she always coveted a legal career, she actually qualified as chartered accountant with Ernst & Young in Berlin and her native Vancouver. This, she says, was a ‘great …

Derek Chan

Derek Chan photo Head of legal and compliance - Hong Kong branch | Agricultural Bank of China

A financial legal specialist, Derek Chan completed his education at the University of Hong Kong, where he received LLB, PCLL and LLM qualifications. His career since has been extensive and contains a number of highlights at large financial institutions. After being head of legal for Wing Lung Bank, Chan moved into a senior role with …

Derek Göbel

Derek Göbel photo Regional general counsel, Asia Pacific | BNP Paribas, Hong Kong

Having worked at French multinational bank and financial services company BNP Paribas since 1997, Derek Göbel has learnt first-hand from the Asian financial crisis in the late 1990s. Indeed Göbel describes it as ‘the perfect fire-drill’ for learning how to deal with crisis. He was the sole lawyer for BNP Paribas in Asia at the …

Edith Shih

Edith Shih photo Head group general counsel and company secretary | CK Hutchison Holdings, Hong Kong

With more than 260,000 employees worldwide and business interests in 52 countries, CK Hutchison Holdings became Hong Kong’s largest conglomerate after the merger of Cheung Kong Holdings and its main associate company Hutchison Whampoa in 2015. As head group general counsel and company secretary, Edith Shih is responsible for the legal, regulatory and compliance affairs …

Feng Liqiong

Feng Liqiong photo General counsel | BOE Technology Group, China

Founded in April 1993, BOE Technology is a supplier of “internet of things” technologies, products and services with three core business groups: display devices, smart systems and health services. Feng Liqiong has been at the company for over 20 years, reaching the position of senior vice president and the lead counsel in 2010, at which …

Fiona Callanan-Thorsby

Fiona Callanan-Thorsby photo Assistant general counsel | Bank of America, Hong Kong

After spending time as an associate at London-based Watson, Farley & Williams, Fiona Callanan-Thorsby took the opportunity to move to Hong Kong as an associate with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in 2007. She has been based in Asia Pacific ever since, though from 2009-2014 she moved to Singapore where she held in-house roles with CSR and …

Fu Tong

Fu Tong photo General counsel and vice president | Qihoo 360 Technology, China

China’s biggest internet security company, Qihoo 360 Technology specialises in antivirus software but is also known for its web browser service and mobile application store. Joining the company in 2010, Fu Tong took charge of company’s legal and intellectual property (IP) affairs as general counsel and vice president. Before she took on the role, Fu …

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