Asia Group Head and Partner Judy Lee continued to be recognised as a “Leading Individual” with Legal 500 describing her as having “considerable experience in listings on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and the Singapore Stock Exchange”. Judy was also praised by a client who commented “Judy Lee stood out – because she has very good technical skills, is very friendly and always attends to matters with high professionalism”.

Banking & Finance Partner Fiona Chan maintained her position in the “Next Generation” category. Fiona was commended by clients who remarked “I highly recommend Fiona Chan; a top notch banking and finance lawyer” and “Fiona Chan responds quickly and is always able to meet deadlines”.

Counsel Charlotte Yeung Fletcher was once again the only lawyer to be recognised in the “Rising Stars” category and was described as “experienced in the formation, structuring and maintenance of investment funds”. Appleby’s investment funds team has continued to grow with Partner Marc Parrott joining the firm in 2021. Legal 500 commented that he “brings a wealth of offshore and onshore experience to the firm’s investment funds practice” with client’s highlighting that they were “impressed by their skills in investment funds work’.

Hong Kong Managing Partner David Bulley commented “As head of our Corporate practice it is rewarding to see our Corporate teams’ focus and dedication to our clients’ businesses recognised and to receive such excellent feedback. Appleby is one of the longest established offshore firms in Hong Kong and we pride ourselves on our continued commitment to growing our specialist teams in the region and continuing to deliver astute commercial advice.”

Published annually, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific provides unbiased commentary and insight into the legal marketplaces of 20 Asia Pacific jurisdictions. The researchers carry out extensive research into each jurisdiction, canvassing law firms and contacting 250,000 clients for feedback on the lawyers they instruct.

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