HONG KONG - Global law firm Reed Smith today announces the hire of Stephanie Chan as partner in its litigation practice in its Hong Kong office.

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Chan joins from Ashurst and she specialises in commercial litigation, contentious regulatory matters and international arbitration. She has extensive experience in advising multinational and Chinese companies in a broad range of complex commercial disputes across multiple jurisdictions, with particular focus on cross-border contractual disputes, joint venture and shareholder disputes, fraud, enforcement of securities and debt recovery.  Her practice covers a wide range of industry sectors, including financial services, mining, real estate, entertainment, energy as well as manufacturing. 

Chan also has extensive considerable experience in advising Hong Kong and Chinese listed companies, PRC state-owned enterprises, international investment banks, Chinese banks, private equity funds and asset managers on regulatory investigations initiated by regulatory and enforcement authorities including the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Securities and Futures Commission, Hong Kong Monetary Authority and Commercial Crime Bureau. 

Peter Ellis, Reed Smith’s global chair of litigation, commented: “We are very pleased to welcome Stephanie to the firm. She has a broad range of disputes expertise and extensive experience in advising on regulatory investigations. Her appointment further enhances our growing disputes practice in Hong Kong.”

Denise Jong, Reed Smith’s Asia-Pacific managing partner, added: “Over the last year we have made great progress in adding some truly talented practitioners to the team and Stephanie continues that trend.  With Stephanie’s appointment we will be even better placed to provide our clients across Asia with commercial solutions to complex disputes and regulatory matters.”

Chan said: “I am thrilled to be joining the firm. Reed Smith has a preeminent reputation in Hong Kong and across Asia. It is one of the few international firms to have been in the market for nearly four decades and is renowned for its local expertise combined with an enviable global reach. I am looking forward to further building my practice and enhancing the firm’s capabilities in disputes and regulatory practice in Asia.”