Hong Kong Teams 2023 – GC Powerlist
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Hong Kong Teams 2023

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A.S. Watson Group

| A.S. Watson Group

Consumer products

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Abbott Laboratories

| Abbott Laboratories

Healthcare

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AIA

| AIA

Insurance

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Alibaba Group

| Alibaba Group

Information technology

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Allegis Group

| Allegis Group

Commercial and professional services

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Allianz Global Investors

| Allianz Global Investors

Financials

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APAC Legal

| McKinsey & Company

Commercial and professional services

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AsiaSat

| AsiaSat

Telecommunication services

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Bank of China (Hong Kong)

| Bank of China (Hong Kong)

Financials

Beijing Tong Ren Tang Chinese Medicine Company

| Beijing Tong Ren Tang Chinese Medicine Company

Healthcare

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bolttech

| bolttech

Insurance

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Bouygues Construction Group

| Bouygues Construction Group

Industrials and real estate

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Budweiser

| Budweiser

Food, beverages and tobacco

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Bupa

| Bupa

Healthcare

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Cathay Pacific

| Cathay Pacific

Transport and infrastructure

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CCB International Holdings

| CCB International Holdings

Financials

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China CITIC Bank International

| China CITIC Bank International

Financials

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China Gas Holdings

| China Gas Holdings

Energy and utilities

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China International Capital Corporation

| China International Capital Corporation

Financials

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China Merchants Securities International

| China Merchants Securities International

Financials

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China Orient Asset Management (International) Holdings

| China Orient Asset Management (International) Holdings

Financials

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China Overseas Land and Investments

| China Overseas Land and Investments

Industrials and real estate

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China Resources Capital Management

| China Resources Capital Management

Financials

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China Resources Land

| China Resources Land

Industrials and real estate

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Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group

| Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group

Consumer products

Christie’s

| Christie's

Consumer products

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CITIC CLSA

| CITIC CLSA

Financials

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CK Asset Holdings

| CK Asset Holdings

Industrials and real estate

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CK Hutchinson Holdings

| CK Hutchinson Holdings

Industrials and real estate

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CK Infrastructure Holdings

| CK Infrastructure Holdings

Transport and infrastructure

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CLP Holdings

| CLP Holdings

Energy and utilities

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CLPe legal team

| CLPe, a subsidiary of CLP Holdings

Energy and utilities

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COSCO SHIPPING Ports

| COSCO SHIPPING Ports

Transport and infrastructure

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Dairy Farm Group

| Dairy Farm Group

Food, beverages and tobacco

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DFI Retail Group

| DFI Retail Group

Consumer products

DFS Group

| DFS Group

Consumer products

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Emperor Group

| Emperor Group

Industrials and real estate

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ESR

| ESR

Industrials and real estate

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EY

| EY

Commercial and professional services

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Generali Life (Hong Kong)

| Generali Life (Hong Kong)

Insurance

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GenScript Biotech Corporation

| GenScript Biotech Corporation

Healthcare

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Goldman Sachs

| Goldman Sachs

Financials

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Greater Bay Area Homeland Investments

| Greater Bay Area Homeland Investments

Financials

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Guoco Group

| Guoco Group

Financials

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Hang Lung Group

| Hang Lung Group

Industrials and real estate

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Hang Seng Bank

| Hang Seng Bank

Financials

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Hays

| Hays

Commercial and professional services

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Henderson Land Development

| Henderson Land Development

Industrials and real estate

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HKBN

| HKBN

Telecommunication services

HKEX

| HKEX

Financials

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Hong Kong Telecom (HKT)

| Hong Kong Telecom (HKT)

Telecommunication services

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Hongkong Land

| Hongkong Land

Industrials and real estate

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HSBC

| HSBC

Financials

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Huaqin Technology

| Huaqin Technology

Information technology

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HUGO BOSS

| HUGO BOSS

Consumer products

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Hutchison Whampoa

| Hutchison Whampoa

Industrials and real estate

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HUTCHMED

| HUTCHMED

Healthcare

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Hysan Development Company

| Hysan Development Company

Industrials and real estate

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ICBC International Holdings

| ICBC International Holdings

Financials

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Infini Legal and Compliance team

| Infini Capital Management

Financials

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Invesco

| Invesco

Financials

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Jardine Matheson

| Jardine Matheson

Industrials and real estate

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Kerry Properties

| Kerry Properties

Industrials and real estate

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Klook

| Klook

Hotels, restaurants and leisure

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L’Oreal

| L'Oreal

Consumer products

Legal team of Shanghai Pudong Development Bank

| Shanghai Pudong Development Bank, Hong Kong Branch

Financials

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Lenovo

| Lenovo

Information technology

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Li & Fung

| Li & Fung

Commercial and professional services

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Link REIT

| Link REIT

Financials

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Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group

| Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group

Hotels, restaurants and leisure

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Manulife International

| Manulife International

Insurance

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Morgan Stanley

| Morgan Stanley

Financials

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MTR Corporation

| MTR Corporation

Transport and infrastructure

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New World Development Company

| New World Development Company

Industrials and real estate

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Nikon Holdings Hong Kong

| Nikon Holdings Hong Kong

Consumer products

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NIO NEXTEV

| NIO NEXTEV

Consumer products

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Oracle

| Oracle

Information technology

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PCCW

| PCCW

Telecommunication services

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Power Assets Holdings

| Power Assets Holdings

Energy and utilities

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PwC

| PwC

Commercial and professional services

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Richemont

| Richemont

Consumer products

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RRJ Capital

| RRJ Capital

Financials

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Shangri-La Legal

| The Shangri-La Group

Hotels, restaurants and leisure

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Sino Land Company

| Sino Land Company

Industrials and real estate

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SJM Holdings

| SJM Holdings

Industrials and real estate

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Sun Hung Kai Properties

| Sun Hung Kai Properties

Industrials and real estate

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Sun Life Hong Kong

| Sun Life Hong Kong

Insurance

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Swire Pacific

| Swire Pacific

Industrials and real estate

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Swire Properties

| Swire Properties

Industrials and real estate

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Techtronic Industries – TTI

| Techtronic Industries - TTI

Industrials and real estate

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Tencent

| Tencent

Information technology

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TF International Securities Group

| TF International Securities Group

Financials

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The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited (Towngas)

| The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited (Towngas)

Energy and Utilties

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UBS

| UBS

Financials

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Viavi Solutions

| Viavi Solutions

Telecommunication services

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Vistra

| Vistra

Commercial and Professsional Services

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Walmart

| Walmart

Consumer products

Yunfeng Legal Team

| Yunfeng Financial Group

Financials

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On behalf of The Legal 500, it is our distinct pleasure to present the GC Powerlist: Hong Kong Teams 2023, marking a triumphant return after a pandemic-induced hiatus. In this inaugural edition, we are honored to shine a spotlight on some of Hong Kong’s most exceptional in-house legal teams. These teams stand as an example of legal prowess, having harnessed their legal acumen strategically to propel their organisations toward success.

The past year has unfolded as a dynamic and eventful period for Hong Kong’s in-house counsel. They have faced a myriad of new challenges, navigating the ever-shifting landscape of an increasingly demanding business environment. Foremost among these challenges has been the unwavering commitment to ensure compliance with an ever-expanding array of regulations. At the same time, the proactive implementation of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) principles and Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) initiatives has introduced new complexities and responsibilities within these departments.

Amidst these formidable challenges, Hong Kong’s in-house counsel have continually displayed unwavering dedication and a commitment to excellence. They have been instrumental in facilitating some of the most substantial transactions that have graced the country’s recent history. Their reputation for innovation and excellence within the sphere of in-house legal affairs has remained steadfast, serving as a testament to their profound dedication and unmatched legal expertise. Furthermore, they have consistently played pivotal roles in dispute resolution, deftly liaising with external counsel and meticulously assessing potential risks. These skills have made them indispensable assets in safeguarding their companies’ interests.

The GC Powerlist: Hong Kong Teams 2023 is compilation that clearly reflects the resilience, adaptability and dedication of Hong Kong’s in-house counsel towards continuous growth and development in the face of global healthcare crises, rapidly developing technology, stringent ESG requirements, and necessary DE&I initiatives, while acting as true business partners by championing the use of dispute resolution. On the importance of an applicable dispute resolution stragey, China Orient Legal Department eloquently states:

“Our strategies, while protecting the company’s growth and interests, also consider the majority concern of all parties, emphasising early negotiations and settlements… This preparation enables us to construct an evidence chain, devise initial strategies, and minimise potential losses; we utilise legal and non-legal tools to develop effective response plans that uphold the company’s rights and interests.”

This stance is echoed by many others, along with the view that the creation of a dispute resolution strategy should include contributions from other departments for a more robust result.

In response to an ever-increasing need for actionable and effective ESG initiatives, general counsel in Hong Kong have leveraged their role in addressing this need, primarily by ensuring compliance with constantly developing ESG requirements. The legal team at COSCO Shipping Ports “proactively conducts in-depth analyses to grasp the new ESG requirements in regions where the company operates and proposes compliance initiatives to meet the ever-growing expectations and regulations surrounding ESG disclosures.”

Finally, in an era of increased focus on representation, in-house counsel have taken steps to ensure true inclusivity, creating teams that are more reflective of the diversity of society. BNP Paribas, for example, has a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee that “actively promotes the creation of an inclusive working environment in which diversity is celebrated for all concerned, and the team has partnered with external organisations to generate internship opportunities for the benefit of candidates from ethnic minority backgrounds or who have physical disabilities.”

Hong Kong’s legal landscape will undoubtedly continue to grow and flourish. The GC Powerlist: Hong Kong Teams 2023 is a tribute to the impressive competence of these elite professionals at navigating this environment, expanding their roles to true business partners. Hence, it is easy to believe that these inspiring teams will continue to positively impact the legal environment, given their impressive resilience, adaptability, readiness to learn and innovative abilities.

 

Sara Maggi| Deputy Editor The Legal 500 GC Powerlist Series

Funke Olufon| Research Analyst The Legal 500 GC Powerlist Series

GC Powerlist: Austria 2024

In the heart of the picturesque city of Vienna, The Legal 500 joined forces with Cerha Hempel to celebrate Austria’s top in-house counsel at our annual GC Powerlist: Austria 2024 event.

Sara Maggi, deputy editor for The Legal 500 GC Powerlist Series, warmly welcomed attendees and shared key insights from the research process. She emphasised the crucial role of in-house lawyers in enhancing organisational resilience through open communication, fostering relationships with other business departments, and implementing legal tech tools and AI across Austria-based legal departments.

Following Sara’s remarks, Clemens Hasenauer, managing partner at Cerha Hempel, congratulated everyone and discussed the key challenges facing general counsel in Austria. He highlighted the importance of such events for the legal community to meet and exchange ideas.

Next, Sandra Krebs, country legal director and ethics and compliance officer at Coca-Cola HBC, addressed the audience on the legal complexities confronting Austria-based in-house counsel. She stressed the importance of recognition by legal directories, as in-house lawyers become integral business partners and enablers for their companies.

The evening concluded with a vibrant networking session, fostering enriching dialogues and new connections, honouring legal excellence and fostering solidarity.

Our heartfelt gratitude extends to all who contributed to our research and to our sponsor, Cerha Hempel, whose support made this event possible. We look forward to returning to Vienna in 2025!