The head of the Hong Kong Corporate Counsel Association (HKCCA) said its decision to form an alliance with the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) would allow the local association to punch above its weight in terms of resources and benefits it will offer its members.

The HKCCA, which boasts more than 800 members in the territory, recently announced its decision to join with the much larger ACC, which has an in-house counsel membership of more than 42,000 in 85 countries and is expanding its presence in Asia.

“We thought that to really grow and to continue to be able to offer our members additional benefits, an alliance like this would be very beneficial, because in addition to the global access that they could get, ACC will also start developing local content for our members,” HKCCA president Lin Shi told Asia Business Law Journal.

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ACC Hong Kong will be managed by the ACC Hong Kong Executive Committee comprising:

  • Lin Shi, joint head, IPO vetting, listing department of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing
  • Sharyn Ch’ang, global counsel, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Gordon Chan, vice president, legal, Asia-Pacific, at Hyatt Hotels & Resorts
  • Grace Chan, senior counsel, Asia-Pacific, at ARRIS Hong Kong, part of the ARRIS International Group
  • Beverly Chau, Asia-Pacific legal counsel, L’Oréal
  • Sun Kim, head of regulatory risk Asia, Macquarie Group
  • David Lamb, executive director and group counsel, Hongkong Land
  • Andrew Olson, legal counsel at PRADA Asia-Pacific
  • Chi Wai Pang, managing director and legal counsel, Macquarie Capital
  • Doug Silin, legal counsel, Western Union
  • Michelle Wei, vice president and general counsel Asia at Flextronics
  • Keith Wong, group legal counsel, Dickson Concepts (International)
  • Sandra Wu, head of legal and compliance and chief compliance officer, Mercer Investments (HK)
  • Ben Yip, general counsel, NF Trinity Capital (HK)
  • Jiaxing Zhou, managing director and head of legal department at China International Capital Corporation (Hong Kong)