The ACC Hong Kong (formerly HKCCA) is managed by the Board of Directors, which comprise voluntary representatives from the corporate counsel community, who are elected for three year terms at the ACC Hong Kong's annual general meeting. The Board meets regularly to plan and organise ongoing events, seminars and conferences for its members and to further the ACC Hong Kong’s objectives.
Lin has served on the ACC Hong Kong Board of Directors since 2008 as Treasurer and was elected President in 2015. She has been focused on expanding networking opportunities with other legal professionals’ organisations such as FIDA and Bar Council and developing new and unique programs offered by ACC Hong Kong.
Outside of ACC Hong Kong, Lin is the Joint Head of IPO Vetting in the Listing Department of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited. Ms. Shi joined the Listing Department in August 2013.
Prior to joining the HKEx, Lin was a Senior Vice President covering Investment Banking Legal and General Counsel of Greater China with Bank of America Merrill Lynch from 2007 – 2012. Before that, she worked at Allen & Overy in Hong Kong and New York and Fulbright & Jaworski in New York.
Lin is member of the New York state bar. She received her B.A. from Pomona College, cum laude, and her J.D. from New York University.
Sandra Wu, Treasurer
Sandra Wu is the Head of Legal & Compliance and Chief Compliance Officer for Mercer Investments (HK) Limited, a subsidiary of the Marsh and McLennan Group. Ms. Wu is responsible for providing legal and regulatory advice to Mercer's CEO, managing director and senior management in all aspects of their investments and wealth management business across the APAC region, covering China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Macau, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam. Ms. Wu joined Mercer in February 2015.
Prior to joining Mercer, Ms. Wu worked at Weil Gotshal & Manges specialising in Private Equity and Fund Formation, Kirkland & Ellis focusing on Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions and Skadden Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in Hong Kong.
Ms. Wu holds a BCom (double major in Finance and Accounting), LL.B (First Class Honors) from the University of Sydney. She is featured on the Dean's List of Excellence for Academic Performance and is also an International Golden Key Honorary Society Scholar. Ms. Wu is admitted as a Solicitor of the High Court of Hong Kong and Barrister & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia.
Sharyn is a corporate, IP and technology lawyer with experience spanning private practice, government, and in-house counsel roles. Based in Hong Kong, Sharyn is global counsel with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) having previously been PwC's first Asia regional counsel in Singapore. She has received several industry awards, including the 2017 Asia Legal Awards “Inhouse Counsel of Distinction” award, and is recognised in the Legal 500 China-Hong Kong GC Power List.
Prior to her move to Asia, Sharyn worked in Australia, including as a partner with Ernst & Young, and solicitor with Baker & McKenzie, and Gilbert & Tobin. Earlier experience includes being IBM's first Australasian IP Counsel, and the founding National Director of IP for a government Education Department. Professional appointments include being a member of the Australian Government’s Advisory Council on Intellectual Property; Chair of the Licensing Executives Society (NSW); member of the Faculty of Law Advisory Committee for the University of Wollongong, and non-executive director of an innovative Australian software business.
Sharyn holds a BA, LL.B (Honours) from Macquarie University, LL.M from the University of New South Wales, and the Australian Institute of Company Directors diploma.
Gordon is currently the Vice President – Legal, Asia Pacific of Hyatt Hotels & Resorts covering the company’s businesses and development projects in Asia Pacific. He is also the Hyatt Thrive (Hyatt’s Corporate Social Responsibility Program) Committee Leader for Asia Pacific. Hyatt Thrive is the company’s global corporate responsibility platform. Gordon has been in regular contact with various organizations in the local community and throughout the region. The article published in the August 2012 edition of Hong Kong Lawyer titled “Corporate responsibility: implications on daily legal work” was written by Gordon.
Before joining Hyatt Hotels & Resorts as an in-house counsel, Gordon was in private practice with a major law firm in Hong Kong. He worked in London and Beijing before. His practice area has been focused on cross-border real estate developments, including hotel management, and property acquisition works (involving public companies’ assets and mixed-use development projects).
He studied law at the University of Hong Kong and was admitted as a solicitor in both England and Wales (Non-Practising) and Hong Kong. Gordon also holds a BSc from the University of British Columbia, Canada and a MSc (Financial Management) from the University of London.
Grace Chan is Lead Counsel, Asia-Pacific of ARRIS Hong Kong Limited, part of the ARRIS International Plc Group (NASDAQ: ARRS). ARRIS is a provider of communications solutions and equipment in the US and internationally.
As a seasoned in-house lawyer based in Hong Kong, Grace has over 10 years of experience in advising regional and international businesses on IT and telecom contracts and providing legal support in a broad range of commercial and related matters across the Asia-Pacific region.
She holds a LL.B (Hons) from Aberystwyth University and a LL.M in Information Technology Law from the University of Hong Kong. She was admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales (Non-Practising) and in Hong Kong. Grace is CIPP/E certified.
Beverly is Asia Pacific Legal Counsel, L’Oréal, a global cosmetic giant with 100+ years’ history, Euro 25 billion+ annual sales and 78,000+ employees worldwide as at 2016. L’Oréal is richly endowed with a portfolio of unique international brands, covering all lines of cosmetics and responding to the diverse needs of consumers all over the world. In L’Oréal’s digital transformation, Beverly dedicates in providing fast-paced and efficient legal advisory service in IT, digital and data protection matters.
Prior to L’Oréal, she was Senior Counsel, Privacy at Uber (US$70-billion Silicon valley start-up) and Legal Counsel & Company Secretary of digital media South China Morning Post (now an Alibaba subsidiary), respectively. Before assuming in-house role, Beverly gained solid private practice experience in major law firms including Baker & McKenzie and Norton Rose Fulbright as corporate commercial lawyer.
She graduated from University of London (LL.B.) and holds M.B.A. degree at HEC Paris. Beverly qualified in two (2) jurisdictions (Hong Kong and England and Wales), and speaks four (4) languages (English, Cantonese, Mandarin and French). She’s passionate in aerial yoga and helping underprivileged groups.
Sun is the Head of Regulatory Risk Asia and the global lead for Regulatory Risk for Macquarie Group. She is primarily responsible for monitoring, advising on and helping to implement regulatory developments. Sun also oversees the Compliance functions in Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines. She started at Macquarie in 2013 and have held various other positions covering the Control Room and ECM Compliance in Asia and IBD Compliance globally. Currently at Macquarie, Sun serves as Vice Chair of the Diversity employee network group in Hong Kong and on the Asia sub-committee of the People Management Group of the Risk Management division.
Prior to joining Macquarie, she spent 8 years at Citigroup heading the legal team advising the investment banking, capital markets, and corporate lending businesses throughout Asia. Before moving in-house, she worked at Baker & McKenzie in Hong Kong and Willkie Farr & Gallagher in New York, focusing on securities offerings, venture capital and M&A transactions.
Sun received her J.D. at Columbia Law School and her undergraduate degree at Columbia College. She is qualified in the State of New York.
David Lamb is an Executive Director and Group Counsel of Hongkong Land Limited and the Group's principal subsidiaries in Hong Kong and Asia.
He joined the Company in 1996 and was appointed Group Counsel and a member of the Board in 2004. He is responsible for all legal aspects of the Group, and oversees the functions of Company Secretarial and Legal Services.
Mr Lamb is a US qualified lawyer with wide commercial experience in Asia and the US. He joined Jardine Matheson in 1992 and was seconded to Hongkong Land in 1996. Prior to joining Jardine Matheson, he worked in private practice with Oh-Ebashi Law Office in Osaka, Japan and with Lord, Bissell and Brook in Chicago, IL. He was educated in the US and holds a J.D. from the University of Michigan and a General Business/Pre-law Bachelor's degree from Michigan State University. He is also a graduate of the Stanford Executive Program.
Mr Lamb is a regular participant in community activities and involved with various charitable organisations.
Andrew Olson is Legal Counsel of PRADA Asia Pacific Limited and is based in Hong Kong. He is responsible for the legal affairs of the PRADA group, one of the world's leading luxury brands, in the Asia Pacific region excluding Japan. This encompasses a wide range of work including both commercial and intellectual property matters.
Prior to joining PRADA, Mr. Olson was in private practice in Hong Kong for ten years, initially at Slaughter and May, and then at Wilkinson & Grist. During that period he handled a wide variety of commercial transactions including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate finance and commercial contracts.
Mr. Olson graduated from Cambridge University in UK and holds an M.A. (Hons) Law degree. He is admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong and England and Wales.
Chi Wai Pang
Chi Wai is a Managing Director and Legal Counsel at Macquarie Capital, where he heads the legal team in Asia, covering principal investments across the region as well as private and public M&A. Chi Wai is also Regional General Counsel, Asia.
Prior to joining Macquarie in 2006, Chi Wai spent 10 years in private practice with Cameron McKenna, Allen & Overy, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Norton Rose in London, Beijing and Hong Kong. He graduated with a B.A. (Hons) in Law from the University of Durham, and also holds a Post-graduate Diploma in Mandarin Chinese from Thames Valley University and a Certificate in PRC Legal Studies from Peking University.
Chi Wai is admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales and in Hong Kong, and speaks English, Cantonese and Mandarin.
Kit is Deputy General Counsel at HSBC. He is responsible for the legal coverage of HSBC’s Global Banking & Markets businesses for the Asia-Pacific region. In addition to managing the legal team, Kit sits on a number of risk management and governance committees. Kit started his legal career in New York at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, then moved with them to Singapore and Hong Kong, before moving in-house to JPMorgan in 2004, where he covered mainly capital markets. Beginning in 2015, Kit then spent a year working for a bank in Boston in the US, as Deputy General Counsel, before returning to Hong Kong to work at HSBC.
Kit is admitted to the bars of New York and Massachusetts and graduated from Columbia Law School. He obtained double majors in Economics and Russian from Bates College in Maine, US.
Davyd is a legal counsel in the resolution office at the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA). Davyd joined the HKMA in 2018, and prior to that he worked at KPMG China, where he looked after the legal needs of the Advisory business units. In addition to Davyd’s in-house corporate counsel experience, he has worked in private practice in Sydney, Australia and in Hong Kong specialising in commercial dispute resolution, restructuring and insolvency. During his private practice career, Davyd has had the opportunity to engage in pro bono work and to further his interests in related policy issues, which remains a passion of his to this day and serves on the Law Society’s Pro Bono Committee. As a member of the Executive Committee of the HKCCA, Davyd contributes to the core activities of the association, including co-chairing the ACC Hong Kong’s Pro Bono Legal Services Sub-Committee and helping to organize the Inaugural 2018 ACC Hong Kong Pro Bono Legal Services Stakeholder Summit. Davyd holds a BCom / LLB from the UNSW, Australia and an LLM from HKU. Admitted to practice in Australia and Hong Kong, Davyd is also a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Ben Yip is the Head of Legal and Compliance at a Hong Kong asset management group where he heads the group’s legal and compliance team. He is responsible for all legal and compliance aspects of the group. His responsibilities include managing legal issues in various regions across different areas including M&A, PE, VC, funds, litigation, restructuring, governance, regulatory and compliance and licensing. Prior to joining the group, he was the counsel of a Hong Kong property group where he advised all of the group’s offshore investment transactions, having also set up the group’s investment management platform. Prior to this role, he was the in-house counsel for the asset management arm of a Hong Kong listed company.
Prior to becoming an in-house counsel, Ben worked in the private practice and he was based in Beijing. His practice focused on FDI and M&A in both the PRC and offshore markets. Before his move to Beijing, he was with the private investment arm of a Swiss banking group based on Hong Kong. Prior to this role, Ben was based in London and worked with a London firm specializing in litigation, commercial property and licensing.
Ben is fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.
Mr. Jiaxing Zhou is a Managing Director and the Head of Legal Department of China International Capital Corporation (Hong Kong) Limited (“CICC HK”). He also serves as the Joint Company Secretary of China International Capital Corporation Limited (“CICC”). Mr. Zhou has been serving as a member of the Executive committee of the Hong Kong Corporate Counsel Association since October 2012.
As the Joint Company Secretary of CICC, Mr. Zhou is in charge of the public disclosure of CICC, and supervising CICC’s compliance with the Listing Rules of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and Shanghai Stock Exchange. Meanwhile, Mr. Zhou is also sitting as a member of CICC’s Risk Management Committee, Capital Commitment Committee, New Products Review Committee and New Entity Establishment Committee.
Before moving in house, he worked in the corporate department of Slaughter and May in Hong Kong for more than four years. He studied law in England and Wales in 1999 and he practiced law in areas such as international arbitration and commercial litigation in Mainland China. He has rich experience both in contentious matters as well as general corporate and commercial transactions in the Greater China region.
He holds a LLM degree from Southampton University. He is admitted as a solicitor in PRC, England and Wales and Hong Kong. He speaks Mandarin, Cantonese and English.