Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific 2020 Names Three Partners Hong Kong Stars

May 5, 2020

The 2020 edition of Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific has recognized three partners as stars in their respective practice areas: Kelly Austin was recognized as a star in Hong Kong White Collar Crime, and Brian Gilchrist and Elaine Chen were both recognized as stars in the Hong Kong Commercial and Transactions category. The Firm was also ranked in Tier 2 in the Hong Kong White Collar Crime – International Firms category. The rankings were published on May 4, 2020.

Kelly Austin’s practice focuses on government investigations, regulatory compliance and international disputes.  She has extensive expertise in government and corporate internal investigations, including those involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other anti-corruption laws, and anti-money laundering, securities, and trade control laws.  She also regularly guides companies on creating and implementing effective compliance programs.

Brian Gilchrist practices dispute resolution, with a focus on commercial litigation involving matters concerning banking, insurance, tax, employment, contentious probate, directors’ duties and minority shareholders’ rights. He is also an experienced advisor on regulatory matters and has handled both domestic and multijurisdictional arbitrations.

Elaine Chen represents companies and high-net-worth individuals in civil and commercial litigation and disputes, including a full range of banking, contractual, tort, companies, trust and tax matters. Elaine has particular experience in tax, contentious probate and estate administration, mental health, private wealth, and boardroom and shareholders disputes.