Powerlist Members

A.S. Watson Group

With over 15,000 stores and 5.3 billion customers across 25 markets in Asia and Europe, A.S. Watson Group is the biggest health and beauty retailer in the world. It is also a member of the renowned conglomerate CK Hutchison Holdings, which operates five core businesses – ports and related services, retail, infrastructure, energy and telecommunications …

ABN AMRO

The ABN AMRO legal team in Hong Kong consists of four lawyers and one paralegal as part of a larger Asia Pacific team of 12 lawyers covering offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo and Sydney. Grant McIntyre, the head of legal for Hong Kong and senior counsel for Asia, has been at the bank …

Agricultural Bank of China – Hong Kong Branch

Agricultural Bank of China’s Hong Kong Branch was established in November 1995 as the first overseas branch for the parent Bank, which is one of China’s “big four” banks. At the end of year 2017, the total assets of Agricultural Bank of China Hong Kong Branch remained at the top 10 among the mainstream banks …

Alibaba Group Holdings

‘Tim Steinert, who has led the [Alibaba] Hong Kong subsidiary’s legal functions for over a decade, is widely hailed as the forerunner and one of the most incisive legal minds in the technology space. This team of lawyers are fundamental in protecting Alibaba’s interests in areas ranging from commercial, corporate, privacy and intellectual property, to …

Allianz Global Investors

Allianz Global Investors (AllianzGI or AGI) is a global investment management firm with €535bn assets under management offering equity, fixed income, alternative and multi-asset strategies. Founded in 1983, AllianzGI Hong Kong operates as a subsidiary of AllianzGI Asia Pacific and requires expert guidance when navigating through the autonomous territory’s relevant regulatory regimes. The legal team …

Amgen – Hong Kong

Headquartered in Hong Kong, Amgen’s Japan and Asia Pacific (JAPAC) region focuses on bringing innovative medicines to help patients across 14 markets, including China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Australia and Southeast Asia. John Neu is the regional general counsel for JAPAC and associate general counsel at Amgen and leads a team of nine lawyers, including himself. …

Ant Financial Services Group

Ant Financial is a technology company that brings inclusive financial services to the world. As of January 2019, together with its global joint venture partners, Ant Financial served one billion users worldwide. The award-winning legal team of Ant Financial is led by general counsel Leiming Chen, who joined in 2016. During the past 12 months …

Arcadis Asia

Carl Watson, general counsel of Arcadis Asia and part of its Asia leadership team, heads the legal department which contains seven lawyers within the region, including three lawyers and one team coordinator located in Hong Kong and Macau. The team also welcomed new members in Manila in the past 12 months. Like many global professional …

AsiaSat

Asia Satellite Telecommunications (AsiaSat), the leading satellite operator in Asia, serves over two-thirds of the world’s population with its seven satellites. The AsiaSat satellite fleet serves both the broadcast and telecommunications industries, providing access to more than 830 million TV households, and network and data connectivity services across the Asia Pacific region. The legal team …

Australia and New Zealand Banking Group

Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) Banking Group’s legal team in Hong Kong consists of nine staff and is led by Ben Hamilton, head of legal for Asia. In the past 12 months, the team has dealt with various significant legal and regulatory matters. For instance, the team conceived and led the execution of an ambitious …

Bain Capital Private Equity

Founded in 1984, Bain Capital Private Equity is one of the world’s leading private investment firms. Amongst the firm’s staff in Asia is its talented legal team who impressed their colleagues as well as peers in the legal industry in last year’s edition of the GC Powerlist: Hong Kong Teams. This year, the team has …

Bank of China (Hong Kong)

Headed by Carmen Kan, the legal department of Bank of China (Hong Kong) consists of 19 lawyers and four paralegals, covering areas including legal, compliance, operational risk, fraud risk and complaint handling. This is a unique management structure among the Banks’ legal teams in Hong Kong. ‘Legal, compliance, operational and fraud risks are examined by …

Barclays

The Hong Kong legal team of Barclays is led by Rachel Huf who serves as general counsel Asia Pacific and consists of 19 lawyers and two non-lawyers. The team is part of a larger legal team that covers Hong Kong, India, Singapore and Tokyo. In Hong Kong the team advises on a wide range of …

Bloomberg

Bloomberg is the world’s primary distributor of financial data and a top business news provider of the 21st century. Bloomberg’s legal department advises the business on a broad range of legal and regulatory matters in Asia Pacific. With the legal team’s support, Bloomberg has been actively engaged in regional activities in the past year. For …

BNP Paribas

‘Derek Göbel has overseen the Asia Pacific legal operations of BNP Paribas for decades, and runs an extremely business savvy team adept at providing sound, balanced legal advice in numerous different areas ranging from credit derivatives, private wealth management to equity bridge financing.’

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