King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) is pleased to announce the appointment of Helena Huang as Co-Chief Executive of the Hong Kong office.
In this role, Helena will work alongside with Hayden Flinn as Co-Chief Executive to manage the Hong Kong office with a focus on deepening the quality and breadth of its service offering and improve its presence in key growth markets. She also takes on a leadership role and work with the management across the Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Shenzhen offices in strengthening the growth of the KWM International Center, a significant deployment that leverages the firm’s presence in the Greater Bay Area (GBA) and its international reach to better serve clients’ needs as they explore opportunities in the GBA and beyond.
Wang Junfeng, Global Chairman of KWM, commented, “Congratulations Helena! Hong Kong remains a key strategic location for the firm. The establishment of the KWM International Center in the past year has accelerated the firm’s progression in globalisation. We are committed to establish a highly effective team that is focused and dedicated to lead the firm in preparing the influx of work from the Greater Bay Area region. I believe Helena’s outstanding international experience and demonstrated track record will help us bring in new ways and energy to move forward with the development of the International Center.”
“This appointment cements our prospects of the vibrant opportunities and potentials in the GBA and our commitment to dedicating talent and resource in making this happen,” Hayden Flinn, Co-Chief Executive of KWM Hong Kong said. “I am pleased to see this development and I look forward to working with Helena and the management to taking the firm to its next phase of development,” Hayden added.
Helena Huang has joined KWM since 2011 and has 20 years of experience in cross-border M&A, corporate restructurings, onshore, offshore private equity fund formation, and downstream investment transactions for private equity funds. Prior to joining KWM, she was a partner in the New York and Hong Kong offices at a leading U.S. law firm. She is fluent in Chinese and English. Helena has a law degree from China and is qualified to practice both Hong Kong law and the U.S. law.
Helena Huang already took up the position in Hong Kong recently.