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A&O further bolsters Asia-Pacific Litigation practice with the hire of Melody Chan

Allen & Overy is further bolstering its Asia-Pacific Litigation practice with the appointment of Melody Chan, a partner based in the Hong Kong office. Melody joins from White & Case, where she was the head of their Greater China Dispute Resolution practice.

Melody’s practice focuses on complex, high-value, multi-jurisdictional commercial litigation, debt enforcement and insolvency work, international arbitration and ancillary matters across investigations, antitrust and data privacy. She has particular experience of advising Chinese financial institutions, as well as clients in the energy, construction and TMT sectors.

Melody has a proven track record of advising clients with business operations both within and outside Greater China on cross-border disputes.

Vicki Liu, managing partner of the Hong Kong office, commented: “Melody’s arrival is a significant boost for our Hong Kong Litigation practice. Her proven track record and depth of experience will enhance our capability across the APAC region, especially in Greater China.”

Mark van Brakel, partner and Head of the APAC litigation practice, commented: “Melody is an exceptional and highly regarded litigation lawyer. Her sector expertise and experience will greatly benefit our clients throughout the APAC region as they face economic uncertainty and new challenges.”

Karen Seward, partner and Global Head of litigation practice, added:  “This hire reflects our success and continued commitment to expanding the practice in the APAC region. Melody is a great fit for our growing disputes capability. We look forward to working closely with Melody and continuing to grow our global market-leading offering.”