2017 Corporate Counsel Forum Hong Kong

Supporting Organisations


Appleby is a leading provider of offshore legal advice and services operating from 10 offices around the globe. 

Appleby’s Hong Kong office addresses the needs of an expanding client base in the Asia Pacific region, particularly Asian sourced offshore companies listed on the Hong Kong, United States (Nasdaq and New York), Singapore and other internationally recognised stock exchanges. 

The lawyers in Appleby’s Hong Kong office provide a wide range of corporate transactions and commercial advice on the law of Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, including the establishment of investment funds, special purpose vehicles and structured finance products, insurance companies and insurance products, securitisation, financing transactions and public and private holding companies.  Appleby’s Dispute Resolution team provides advice and representation with respect to dispute arising in or relating to our offshore jurisdictions including Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands and Jersey in the areas of trust litigation, commercial litigation, corporate litigation and fund disputes, and on insolvency, regulatory and insurance matters.

Barclay Simpson recruits qualified lawyers exclusively for in-house roles, providing a bespoke solution to banks, insurers, asset managers and commercial entities.

Our clients include some of the world’s biggest banks, operating pan-globally with large legal teams, through to small privately held businesses looking to recruit a first in-house legal advisor.  

On the candidate side, we advise lawyers at multiple stages of their career helping them obtain their first in-house role following qualification and hopefully taking them all the way to General Counsel.

Our Asia legal team is led by Liam Hughes. Liam is an extremely effective recruiter bringing a dynamic energy to all mandates he accepts. He takes pride understanding his client requirements so that ‘your company’ is represented to candidates in the best possible way. Liam has worked for Barclay Simpson for over 10 years delivering qualified lawyers to clients in Hong Kong, Singapore and the UK.

Change is happening faster than ever, and to stay ahead, you need to anticipate what’s next. Legal challenges come from all directions. We understand and work together with our clients to solve the toughest legal issues in major industries and commercial centers around the world. Whether expanding into new markets, considering capital from new sources, or dealing with increasingly complex regulation or disputes, we can help. Whether change brings opportunity, risk, or disruption, be ready by working with Hogan Lovells.
2,500 lawyers / 45+ offices / 25+ countries / Celebrating 35 years in Asia

Experience sets us apart…

Lewis Sanders is a leading legal and compliance recruitment consultancy offering a full range of recruitment solutions in Hong Kong and across the region. Using our in-depth market knowledge and expertise, we have a solid track record of placing lawyers and compliance professionals at all levels from junior associates to equity partners and general counsels. Our clients include international law firms, global financial institutions and multinational companies across Asia.

With over seventeen years of experience in Hong Kong and a team of highly experienced consultants, we pride ourselves on the breadth and depth of our long-term relationships with clients and candidates. It is who we know and the strength of our relationships that sets us apart.

LexisNexis® is a leading global provider of content and technology solutions that enable professionals in legal, corporate, government and academic institutions to make informed decisions and achieve better business outcomes. We provide products and services in the areas of law, business, news, risk management, intellectual property, finance and tax. As a digital pioneer, LexisNexis was the first to bring legal and business information online. 
In Hong Kong, the flagship online research platform Lexis® HK is the leading provider of Hong Kong and international news, legal, business and tax information. Our new practitioner solution, Lexis® Practical Guidance, is now paving the way for local, workflow-based know-how content.
LexisNexis® provides customers across the globe with access to 5 billion searchable documents and records from more than 45,000 information sources in 20,000 online databases.
LexisNexis encompasses authoritative legal publishing brands dated back to the 15th Century. A member of the RELX Group, LexisNexis serves customers in more than 175 countries with more than 10,000 employees worldwide.

LOD is one of the world's largest NewLaw businesses and have changed the way clients buy legal services - providing a fresh, flexible and fixed price alternative. LOD lawyers and consultants integrate seamlessly into your business and/or team by sitting on-site with you when needed and either helping to manage the demands of a particular project, assist with a spike in workload or just cover for a gap in manpower such as maternity leave or leave of absence. LOD act for a broad range of clients across the globe including multinationals, major investment banks, funds and SME's.

With more than 600 lawyers and consultants across 8 offices, LOD provide a genuine alternative that is changing the game.

With 350 employees in 8 locations, international law firm Ogier provides multi-jurisdictional legal advice across all time zones.

Ogier's Hong Kong office provides British Virgin Islands (BVI), Cayman, Guernsey and Jersey legal services to Asia-based clients, working together with our Shanghai and Tokyo client services offices.

Our lawyers and professional staff speak English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Hokkien, and Japanese to better service our Asian clients in their native languages.

For the Asia region, Ogier focuses on international finance and corporate law with a particular emphasis on investment funds, private equity, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and finance. Our private client and trusts practice advises high net worth individuals and families throughout Asia, while our dispute resolution team provides contentious and non-contentious restructuring and insolvency legal services. We act for leading global financial institutions, investment managers and corporate entities, leading law firms and intermediaries.

Founded in 1868 in New York, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP is a leading international law firm that has been repeatedly recognized by the Financial Times as one of the most innovative law firms. Pillsbury is a full-service law firm with an industry focus on energy & natural resources, financial services including financial institutions, transportation, real estate & construction, and technology. Based in the world's major financial, technology and energy centers, Pillsbury counsels clients on global business, regulatory and litigation matters. We work in multidisciplinary teams that allow us to understand our clients’ objectives, anticipate trends and bring a 360-degree perspective to complex business and legal issues—helping clients to take greater advantage of new opportunities, meet and exceed their objectives, and better mitigate risk. This collaborative work style helps produce the results our clients seek. From end-of-matter satisfaction debriefs to unique alternative fee arrangements, client service lies at the heart of our approach to law.


Pinsent Masons is an international, full service commercial law firm with over 30 years experience in Asia Pacific. We have 22 offices across the globe including Beijing, Shanghai, Singapore, Hong Kong, Sydney, Melbourne, Johannesburg, Dubai, Doha, Istanbul, Paris, Munich and the UK. Our team consists of more than 380 partners, 1,500 lawyers and over 2,500 staff worldwide.
Elsewhere, we operate a network of alliances and relationships with other law firms to provide a homogenous service combining sector expertise with local knowledge.

Our expertise is focussed on the following sectors:
- Energy
- Infrastructure
- Advanced Manufacturing and Technology
- Real Estate
- Financial Services
Our specialisms include:
- Construction advisory and disputes
- Technology, media and telecoms
- Project finance
- Corporate and commercial
- Employment
- Litigation & compliance
- Property

What makes Star Anise a different legal recruiter?  Maybe it’s what we truly stand for. And that’s confident and effective recruitment in the legal and compliance sector. You will feel the difference when we meet, how we listen to your needs, and learn about your goals. Our knowledge of this industry is unparalleled, and we provide pragmatic recruitment solutions when filling a vacancy for you or indeed, in your job hunt.

Our clients are familiar with our values and beliefs, and that’s an approach they want applied to their own hiring process. So come to us. We’re here to listen.


TerraLex is one of the world’s leading international legal networks. With more than 155 top independent law firms and more than 19,000 attorneys in 100 countries, TerraLex members provide the legal resources and expertise needed to provide clients with seamless service no matter where their needs arise.

TerraLex members provide a broad range of business and legal counsel. Members represent clients effectively because of their native knowledge of local law and business customs and their expertise and experience in the practice of law, especially in the context of transnational transactions and dispute resolution. TerraLex members collaborate seamlessly with colleagues from other jurisdictions regardless of differences in legal systems and cultures.

No matter what the issue or where in the world a challenge presents itself, TerraLex members provide prompt, responsive, and highly competent service seamlessly.