Effective 1 October 2017, Herbert Smith Freehills will welcome partner May Tai to lead its Greater China practice as managing partner.
According to a statement from the firm, the practice comprises 200 partners, lawyers and staff in Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai. It offers corporate, capital markets, and finance and disputes advice to both local and international clients.
Ms Tai’s new role will see her work in close collaboration with HSF’s head of Beijing, Tom Chau, and head of Shanghai, Nanda Lau, as well as with the region’s practice group leaders.
Justin D’Agostino, who is HSF’s managing partner, Asia and Australia, welcomed the lead appointment of Ms Tai.
“Herbert Smith Freehills’ Asia practice is growing at a rapid rate, especially in Greater China,” Mr D’Agostino said.
“May knows our business and our people, and is the ideal candidate to lead the team to further success.
“An excellent lawyer, popular with clients and colleagues alike, she has worked in a number of our offices and is an outstanding role model for diversity and people development in our business.”