Dorothy Siron, former co-managing partner of Zhong Lun Law Firm’s Hong Kong office, and Danny Kan, the former overseas chief counsel at Ping An Insurance, has joined Stephenson Harwood in the city as partners.
Siron has more than 35 years of experience in international dispute resolution. Her proficiency lies in various segments including banking litigation, international trade and commercial disputes, enforcement of foreign judgments, defence of disciplinary proceedings, as well as trust and probate disputes.
She frequently handles the enforcement and disciplinary actions imposed by the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission against listed companies and directors, and offers consultation to the Independent Commission Against Corruption.
Siron notably focuses on asset tracing and recovery, fraud and cybercrime litigation. She is a member of the International Academy of Financial Crime Litigators, one of the founders of the Hong Kong chapter of Crypto Fraud and Asset Recovery, the world’s first cryptocurrency fraud and asset recovery organisation, and a global member of the International Bar Association’s Asset Recovery Committee.
Kan’s practice areas encompass cross-border M&A, corporate governance, listing compliance matters and capital markets, with deep expertise in the technology and life sciences fields in greater China.
Kan joined Ping An Insurance in 2019 as the chief counsel responsible for overseas listing and compliance. He later took on joint company secretary before assuming overseas chief counsel in 2020. Prior to joining Stephenson Harwood, Kan was the head of legal and compliance at the Global Voyager Fund, a subsidiary of Ping An Insurance. During his tenure as a legal counsel, he twice won the CBLJ In-House Counsel Awards.
Evangeline Quek, office managing partner Greater China at Stephenson Harwood, said that as demand for arbitration and dispute resolution was increasing along with the development of the technology, life sciences and finance sectors, the addition of the two partners would enhance the firm’s capabilities.