23 October 2019

Cindy Shek receives ALB 40 under 40 2019 recognition

King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) is pleased to announce that Cindy Shek has been named in Asian Legal Business’ (ALB) 2019 “40 under 40” list, which profiles 40 most accomplished lawyers in Asia under 40 years of age.

Appointed to partner in July 2018, Cindy advises on all aspects of funds management, including both retail and private funds establishment, fund registrations (with both the SFC and the MPFA), as well as ongoing compliance, regulatory and licensing issues. She is also experienced in a diverse range of investment funds, including exchange trade funds, SFC authorised funds, open ended fund companies (OFCs), approved pooled investment funds, private equity funds, property funds, cross-border funds, segregated portfolio company and hedge funds.

Hayden Flinn, Co-Chief Executive of KWM Hong Kong commented, “Cindy has a deep knowledge of the funds industry and has played a key role in the development of our funds practice. This is a very well-deserved recognition and I am confident that she will continue to strengthen our existing offering and help develop new business opportunities.”

“I am proud to say that Cindy is the first young female partner of the Hong Kong office to list in the 40 under 40 list,” Helena Huang, Co-Chief Executive of KWM Hong Kong added. “This is an excellent achievement and I am pleased that we are gaining momentum in advancing the firm’s diversity and inclusion vision.”

The annual ALB 40 under 40 list highlights the next generation of young lawyers based on the quality and complexity of work, career achievements and recommendations from clients and supervisors. Cindy’s recognition marks the fourth young partner of the Hong Kong office named in ALB’s 40 under 40 list. Other partners recognised in the list included Jingjing Jiang in 2017, as well as Hao Zhou and Guo Sun Lee in 2015.


*Any reference to “Hong Kong” or “Hong Kong SAR” shall be construed as a reference to “Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China”.

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