Hong Kong, Monday, 2 September 2019: Global law firm Clyde & Co today announced the appointment of respected lawyer Fei Kwok as Head of Banking and Finance for Greater China.
Ms Kwok's experience includes advising on asset and project finance with a special focus on transport and energy projects such as oil and gas (including LNG), power and petrochemicals. For the past thirteen years, Ms Kwok has been predominantly based in Shanghai and Beijing. Previously, she has spent over a decade in London.
Simon McConnell, Hong Kong Managing Partner, Clyde & Co, says:
"We are pleased to have Fei joining our Greater China team, where she'll play an important role in strengthening our ties to key mainland enterprises."
The appointment is part of the firm's strategic objective to capitalise on the growth potential of banking and finance, particularly in light of the Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) and the Greater Bay Area (GBA) agenda.
"We envisage the Belt & Road Initiative will continue to provide a significant client pipeline," Mr McConnell said.
Clyde & Co. Asia Managing Director, Ik Wei Chong, has welcomed the addition of Fei Kwok.
"Fei is respected for her deep client relationships and technical expertise. We're delighted she'll be joining our Greater China presence," Mr Chong said.
"Fei's many years of experience acting as outside counsel for commercial corporations and financial institutions will be of great value," he added.
Ms Kwok graduated from Middlesex University (London) and was admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales. She was born in Beijing and is fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese and English.
Commenting on her appointment, Fei Kwok said she was excited to be joining Clyde & Co.
"Its solid practice and outreach in international dispute resolutions, insurance, construction and infrastructure sectors is complementary to our transport and project finance practice, and will bring great value to China financial institutions and corporations that are doing business or are looking to establish operations overseas," Ms Kwok said.