Ince boosts APAC team with new HK partner

The firm says that the new partner will “focus on further strengthening Ince’s position within the Asian and global market”

Ince boosts APAC team with new HK partner
Bonita Chan

Ince has boosted its APAC team with a new partner in the Hong Kong branch.

Bonita Chan started with the firm’s litigation and disputes team on Thursday. She has more than 25 years of experience working in commercial litigation, with a focus on cross-border dispute resolution, international arbitration, complex shareholders and companies disputes, banking and securities-related litigation, white collar crime and contentious regulatory matters.

She headed up the dispute resolution group at Miao & Co, a Hong Kong law firm associated with Hankun Law Offices for three years before making the jump to Ince. She has represented large state-owned enterprises, listed companies and investors in multimillion-dollar transactions.

With her fluency in Cantonese, Mandarin and English, Ince said that Chan is “well situated to assist Ince’s clients in the Asia Pacific region, specifically those who may have concerns around the global geopolitical developments impacting Asia.”

In her new role, Chan would be focusing on “further strengthening Ince’s position within the Asian and global market,” the firm said. She will be working with partner Ian Lo.

“Ince is a well-respected law firm in Hong Kong and has been a prominent firm in the Greater China region for quite some time. I am excited to join the team and look forward to using my knowledge and leveraging our international client base to grow the practice,” Chan said of her appointment.

Ince’s Greater China head Paul Ho said that Chan’s experience would be “invaluable” in helping clients to “understand the complex issues we are currently seeing developing in the region.”

“Despite the uncertainty presented by the COVID-19 pandemic globally, we are committed to adding top talent across our regions where trading performance affords it. APAC is an important region for us and hires such as Bonita allow us to continue to grow and offer our clients the high-quality level of service that they have come to expect from Ince,” said Ince Group chief executive Adrian Biles. “Our lawyers in Hong Kong practice English and Hong Kong law and include a multinational, multilingual team of solicitors and registered foreign lawyers licensed to practice in China, US, Australia and Singapore.”

Ince recently beefed up its APAC offering by boosting its Asian offices with lateral partner hires in Hong Kong and Singapore. Moreover, Ince & Co Singapore LLP has been consolidated with Incisive Law LLC.

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