King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) is pleased to announce the addition of Rachel Yu as a partner in the Dispute Resolution practice of the Hong Kong office.
Rachel is a next generation dispute resolution lawyer who joins from Herbert Smith Freehills. She has over 12 years of experience advising clients primarily on complex financial disputes. She regularly advises on regulatory investigations by regulatory and enforcement authorities such as the Securities and Futures Commission, the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority and on commercial disputes including mis-selling, fraud, injunctions, debt recovery, security enforcement, joint venture and shareholders’ disputes. Rachel also advises clients on associated PR and internal crisis management strategies.
Fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese, Rachel’s clients include PRC and global investment banks, retail banks, private equity funds, asset managers, brokerages, Chinese listed companies and high net worth individuals.
Commenting on Rachel’s addition to the team, Paul Starr, Head of Dispute Resolution of the Hong Kong office, said: “We have interviewed so many candidates to identify the right fit for our financial clients. Rachel’s background reveals a perfect blend of complex financial and regulatory work (not to mention her fluent Putonghua).”
金杜香港办公室争议解决部主管合伙人保罗仕达 (Paul Starr)表示：“余律师是我们在众多候选人中认定与我们金融领域的客户最契合的人选。不仅熟悉中西文化还拥有流利普通话的语言优势，余律师在金融争议和监管领域的执业经验更加体现她的综合优势。”
Richard Mazzochi, Head of Banking & Finance of the Hong Kong office, added: “This is another step in strengthening our offering to conduct both contentious and non-contentious matters for our banking and financial institutional clients. Rachel’s experience enhances our existing and established Asia regulatory practice and allows us to better assist our clients on all types of regulatory investigation and litigation issues.”