Clyde & Co appoints Head of Banking & Finance for Greater China

Published on 2019-09-04

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.

全球律师事务所其礼今天宣布任命业界闻名的郭绯律师为本所大中华区银行与金融小组负责人。

郭律师的执业领域包括资产和项目融资方面的咨询,特别专注于石油、天然气(包括液化天然气),电力和石化等交通和能源项目。过去十三年里,郭女士主要在上海和北京工作。此前她曾在伦敦工作及居住长达十多年。

其礼律师事务所香港管理合伙人Simon McConnell表示:

"我们乐见郭绯律师加入其礼大中华地区团队。我们相信,郭律师将发挥重要作用,加强我所与大陆主要企业的联系。"

该任命是事务所战略目标的组成部分,在一带一路倡议和大湾区计划的发展背景下,积极利用银行和金融业的增长潜力服务客户所需。

"我们预期一带一路倡议相关事务将继续为我所带来显著的客户流量" McConnell律师说。

其礼律师事务所亚洲执行董事张逸伟律师对郭绯律师的加入表示欢迎。

"郭绯律师以其深厚的客户关系和技术专长而备受推崇。我们很高兴她能加入我所的大中华区执业",张律师说。

郭律师多年来担任商业公司和金融机构的外部顾问。这些宝贵经验对于我所极具价值,他补充道。

郭律师毕业于伦敦密德萨斯大学,并获得英格兰和威尔士执业资格。她出生于北京,精通普通话、粤语和英语。

谈及这一任命,郭绯律师表示加入其礼律师事务所深感荣幸。

"其礼律师事务所在国际争议解决、保险、建筑和基础设施领域的扎实根基和广泛网络与我们在运输和项目融资方面业务相辅相成。这将为正在海外开展业务或寻求在海外开展业务的中国金融机构和企业提供巨大效益",郭律师说。

For further information, please contact:

Nick Davy
APAC Senior Manager, Marketing & Communications
E: nick.davy@clydeco.com

Joy Kot
Senior Business Development Manager, China
E: joy.kot@clydeco.com