Eversheds Strengthens Hong Kong Disputes Practice With Partner Hire

Legal News & Analysis – Asia Pacific - Hong Kong - Dispute Resolution

4 May, 2016


Eversheds has appointed Rachael Shek as a partner in its leading disputes practice which is led by senior partner Mark Yeadon. Rachael joins from Herbert Smith Freehills in Hong Kong.

A highly regarded dispute resolution specialist, Rachael has advised Chinese state-owned companies, multinational corporates, global investment banks and other financial services providers, manufacturers and high net worth individuals.

In her role at Eversheds Rachael will focus on general commercial and banking litigation including actions before the Hong Kong High Court, Court of Appeal and Court of Final Appeal.

This appointment marks a further milestone in the development of Eversheds dispute resolution practice and the overall business in Greater China and across Asia.

Stephen Kitts, Asia Managing Partner commented:

“Asia is a significant and growing market for Eversheds and Rachael’s appointment is a clear affirmation of the central role that Greater China plays in our regional strategy. Rachael is the latest in a string of high calibre hires that we have made in the last six months and is a tangible demonstration of our ambition to deliver a forward thinking and progressive service to our clients."

Mark Yeadon, Head of Asia disputes, added:

“Rachael’s arrival will be highly significant for both the Greater China and Asia disputes practice. Her qualities as a lawyer combined with her experience in working with both Chinese and international clients will be of great importance for the development of our practice. It further reinforces our position as one of the leading disputes firms in China and across Asia.”

Ian Gray, International Managing Partner, commented:

“I am delighted to welcome Rachael to the practice. Our strategy over the past few years has been to add depth and breadth to our teams in the areas that matter most to our clients. Rachael’s experience and outlook complements our leading disputes practice in the Middle East, Europe and the UK."