June 22, 2020
Benchmark Litigation named Hong Kong partners Kelly Austin and Elaine Chen to its inaugural 2020 list of the Asia-Pacific Top 100 Women in Litigation, which recognizes Asia-Pacific’s leading female trial lawyers. The list was published on June 18, 2020.
Kelly Austin is the Partner-in-Charge of the Hong Kong office. Her 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.
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. She has particular experience in tax, contentious probate and estate administration, mental health, private wealth, and boardroom and shareholders disputes. She has acted as legal adviser to many Hong Kong and overseas-listed corporations and financial institutions, and ultra-high net worth individuals and trusts and has wide-ranging experience in challenging big ticket litigation.