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A.S. Watson Group

Part of the conglomerate CK Hutchinson Holdings, A.S. Watson Group is the largest global international health and beauty retailer with 14,400 stores in 24 markets serving over four billion customers a year. The group has over 140,000 employees worldwide with just under 13,000 in Hong Kong. Comprised of 52 lawyers across Asia and Europe and …

ABN AMRO Bank

Grant McIntyre, head of legal Hong Kong and senior counsel Asia, has led a regional legal team at international banking giant ABN AMRO since 2017, bringing his prior experience in banking law from private practice with Clifford Chance in London, Moscow and Dubai as well as his qualifications and experience at the Bar in Quebec …

Agricultural Bank of China – Hong Kong Branch

The Hong Kong branch of the Agricultural Bank of China was founded in 1995 and was the first overseas branch of the Bank, providing a full range of banking services including investment, financing and wealth management services for high-net-worth customers. The legal team at the company handles all of the Bank’s legal affairs regarding its …

AIA GROUP

Since 2011 Mitchell New has led the legal team at AIA Group as group general counsel and company secretary. As the largest Asian Pacific insurance company, the company’s in-house legal team is responsible for the orchestration of all legal services and corporate governance functions within country operations. In July 2018, AIA International completed a deal …

Alibaba Group Holding

Chinese ecommerce and information technology giant Alibaba is a ubiquitous part of going online in China, as well as across Asia. The company is an online marketplace, infrastructure, marketing tool, cloud computing provider, digital media and entertainment source, and investor in IT and computing applications. The legal team, under the leadership of general counsel Timothy …

Ant Financial Services Group

Ant Financial’s legal team is led by general counsel Leiming Chen and currently consists of approximately 200 legal and compliance professionals. This large operation is split into the following functional teams: domestic legal led by Alex Tu Jianwei; international legal led by Carrie Suen; domestic compliance led by Raymond Li Chen; international compliance led by …

Arcadis

The Asia legal team at Arcadis is comprised of eight lawyers and one non-lawyer in Hong Kong, and four lawyers and legal staff in the company’s global excellence centre in Manila, which serves the whole of the Arcadis global business. General counsel Carl Watson, is the executive owner for legal, compliance and risk assurance in …

Australia and New Zealand Banking Group

Ben Hamilton, head of legal for Asia and Hong Kong, leads the legal team at ANZ Bank of eight lawyers and two non-legal staff that support the whole region. The team is divided through product and geographical lines: the institutional team led by Andrew Tam covers loans, transaction banking and related product lines from Hong …

AXA Insurance

The legal team at AXA Insurance in Hong Kong is led by Maaike van Meer, chief legal and compliance officer, who is assisted by head of legal Ben Wang Pui Wang in her management of the legal function, as well as Vicky Lam regarding company secretarial support. The team consists of 11 lawyers, two company …

Bain Capital Private Equity

Bain Capital’s Asia general counsel Melissa Obegi runs an Asia-based legal team consisting of two lawyers, two compliance personnel and two lawyers in affiliated entities. The team is responsible for managing legal and compliance issues for the investment firm’s Asian private equity and credit strategies. In the last year, the team has transformed and grown …

Bank of China (Hong Kong)

There are 19 team members in the legal, compliance and operational risk management department of Bank of China (Hong Kong) including 17 legal counsels, most of whom are qualified in Hong Kong, in addition to two paralegals. The team is completely tri-lingual and is a very diverse and professional legal unit, serving around 14,000 employees …

Barclays

Rachel Huf leads the Hong Kong based legal team at Barclays in her role of general counsel Asia Pacific. The team contains 18 lawyers and two non-lawyers as part of a larger team of 100 lawyers across Hong Kong, India, Singapore and Tokyo. In Hong Kong, legal coverage areas include banking, covering investment, M&A, capital …

Bloomberg

Bloomberg is a global giant of financial information, data and news with a large operation of research, technology and analysis relied upon around the world for up to the minute financial information and analysis. This comes with a real legal challenge to keep all of its IP, compliance, regulations and other legal matters in check. …

Cheetah Investment Management

Cheetah Investment Management is a Hong Kong-based hedge fund and private equity firm founded in 1993, focusing particularly on long term investments starting from a low base using local expertise and research. The legal team is responsible for protecting the interests of the company and its investments as well as proactively steering the company clear …

Cheung Kong Group (CKG)

Cheung Kong Group is a multi-national property development and investment company with an extensive portfolio in Hong Kong, where it is based, as well as mainland China, Singapore and the UK. CKG also invests in listed real estate trust investments including, Hui Xian REIT, Fortune REIT, and Prosperity REIT. The company has investments in infrastructure …

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