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Catherine Husted

Head of Pro Bono and Community Investment, Hong Kong

Hong Kong

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Catherine Husted

Head of Pro Bono and Community Investment, Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Catherine is Head of Pro Bono and Community Investment based in Hong Kong and works with offices across the Allen & Overy network to identify and support NGOs that are aligned with the firm’s CSR themes:

- Access to justice
- Access to education and employment

Catherine is involved in projects supporting access to justice and rule of law in a number of areas, including helping displaced people, fighting online child exploitation and human trafficking, and supporting migrant workers. She is able to bring together teams of lawyers, professional support staff, alumni and clients to share their knowledge and experience on international projects, as well as focusing on local communities. Catherine also encourages collaboration between a range of diverse stakeholders to bring new and original ways of thinking to the legal challenges faced by those seeking access to justice and to address a broad range of social needs.

Catherine is a former Allen & Overy Partner, who worked in the London and Hong Kong offices for over 20 years advising on a wide variety of finance-related matters. She was heavily involved in the firm’s social responsibility and pro bono activities, as the Hong Kong office Pro Bono Partner and a member of the firm’s Global Foundation Executive (which oversees the use of funds donated by Partners globally to help support Allen & Overy’s pro bono and community investment initiatives). In May 2015, Catherine took up the role as Head of Pro Bono and Community Investment in Hong Kong.

Catherine is an Ambassador for Crossroads Foundation, Board Director of Community Business Limited and Board Director of The Zubin Foundation. She also works with a number of other NGOs on a volunteer basis.


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