Regulation & Law

Herbert Smith Freehills appoints May Tai to lead China practice

Herbert Smith Freehills have chosen arbitration lawyer May Tai to replace Julian Coperman, as Greater China chief.

Herbert Smith Freehills have chosen arbitration lawyer May Tai to replace Julian Coperman, as Greater China chief.


Tai specializes in international arbitration, litigation and regulatory investigations, and has advised both Chinese and non-Chinese clients as well as governments and financial institutions. Based in Hong Kong, she will collaborate with the heads of Herbert Smith Freehills’s Beijing and Shanghai offices. The three offices total around 300 partners.

 

“The appointment comes during a period of growth in the region”, stated Justin d’Agostino, Asia and Australia managing partner. “May is the ideal candidate to lead the team to further success,” he added.

 

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