ihcawards2017 logo (2)Nominated entirely by in-house counsel and corporate decision-makers in the In-House Community, the following external counsel all received the outstanding recommendation of their clients.

Our individual External Counsel of the Year will be selected from this list and announced at the awards ceremony that takes place on May 11, 2017 at the Hong Kong Jockey Club Happy Valley Clubhouse in Hong Kong. All of the commended counsel in attendance will also be recognised on the awards evening.

The In-House Community – Commended External Counsel of the Year, 2017 are:


  • Stephen Thompson, Holman Fenwick Willan


  • Fay Zhou, Linklaters
  • Haojun Li, Leezhao Law Office
  • Jason Li, Fangda Partners
  • Michael Gu, AnJie Law Firm
  • Michael Han, Fangda Partners
  • Peng Wu, Zhong Lun Law Firm
  • Philip Zhang, AllBright Law Offices
  • Weihe Liu, Tiantai Law Firm
  • Xiaofeng Zu, JunHe
  • Yang Gao, Fangda Partners
  • Yang Zhou, Zhong Lun Law Firm

Hong Kong

  • Amy Lo, Clifford Chance
  • David K. Cho, Dechert
  • Gerhard Radtke, Davis Polk & Wardwell
  • Ian Lo, ONC Lawyers
  • Jacqueline Chiu, Mayer Brown JSM
  • Johnson Tsang, Tsang, Chan & Woo
  • Joseph Chung, Deacons
  • Julia Gorham, DLA Piper
  • KK Cheung, Deacons
  • Lisa Chung, Slaughter and May
  • Martin C.W. Tam, Baker McKenzie
  • Martin Lister, On sabbatical
  • Michael Pepper, Reed Smith
  • Michael Yau, Eversheds Sutherland
  • Moses Cheng, P. C. Woo & Co.
  • Nima Amini, O’Melveny & Myers
  • Patrick Perry, Clyde & Co
  • Rossana Chu, Troutman Sanders
  • Teresa Ko, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer


  • Harish Salve, Blackstone Chambers
  • Veena Sivaramakrishnan, Juris Corp
  • Vikram Shroff, Nishith Desai Associates


  • Eddy Hendra, Hendra Soenardi
  • Fred B.G. Tumbuan, Tumbuan & Partners
  • HMBC Rikrik Rizkiyana, Assegaf Hamzah & Partners
  • Ignatius Andy, Ignatius Andy Law Offices
  • Indri P. Guritno, Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners
  • Iwan Setiawan, Makes & Partners
  • Jennifer Tumbuan, Tumbuan & Partners
  • Mohamed Idwan Ganie, Lubis Ganie Surowidjojo
  • Pria Swadiri A, Suhardiman Kardono Swadiri Hazwar
  • Yozua Makes, Makes & Partners


  • Graeme Preston, Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Hirokazu Hayashi, Mori Hamada & Matsumoto


  • Adrian Chee, Adnan Sundra & Low
  • Ahmad Zulkharnain Musa, ZICOlaw
  • Allison Ong Lee Fong, Azman Davidson & Co.
  • Bahari Yeow Tien Hong, Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill
  • Dato’ Azmi Mohd Ali, Azmi & Associates
  • Dato’ Lim Chee Wee, Skrine
  • Dato’ Thavalingam Thavarajah, Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill
  • Deepak Sadasivan, Adnan Sundra & Low
  • Edmund Liew, Azim, Tunku Farik & Wong
  • Iain Sedgley, Sedgley & Co
  • John Mathew, Christopher & Lee Ong
  • Kherk Ying Chew, Wong & Partners
  • Lilian Liew, ZICOlaw
  • Madzlan Mohamad Hussain, ZICOlaw
  • Munir Abdul Aziz, Wong & Partners
  • Peter Ling, Peter Ling & van Geyzel
  • Raymond Low, Shearn Delamore & Co.
  • Shannon Rajan, Skrine
  • Sook Kwan Chin, ZICOlaw
  • Tan Sri Dato’ Cecil Abraham, Cecil Abraham & Partners
  • Teng Chong Moi, Christopher & Lee Ong


  • Alex Erlito S. Fider, Picazo Buyco Tan Fider & Santos
  • Aris L. Gulapa, Gulapa Law Office
  • Carlos Paulo M. Villaruz, Esguerra & Blanco Law Offices
  • Cynthia Roxas-Del Castillo, Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & de los Angeles
  • Elon Cris C. Culangen, Picazo Buyco Tan Fider & Santos
  • Emmanuel M. Lombos, SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
  • Francisco Ed. Lim, Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices
  • Gemma S. Santos, Picazo Buyco Tan Fider & Santos
  • Gwen Grecia-de Vera, Puyat Jacinto & Santos
  • Hector M. De Leon, Jr., SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
  • Jomini C. Nazareno, Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & de los Angeles
  • Joshua Gilbert F. Paraiso, Puyat Jacinto & Santos
  • Louie T. Ogsimer, Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & de los Angeles
  • Luisito V. Liban, SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan
  • Patricia-Ann T. Prodigalidad, Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices
  • Rafael A. Morales, Morales Justiniano Peña & Lumagui
  • Regina Jacinto-Barrientos, Puyat Jacinto & Santos
  • Roderico V. Puno, Puno and Puno Law Offices


  • Chung Nian Lam, WongPartnership
  • Edwin Tong, SC, Allen & Gledhill
  • Elaine Chan, WongPartnership
  • John D MacKay, Latham & Watkins
  • June Yeum, Clyde & Co
  • Laure de Panafieu, Linklaters
  • Richard Nelson, King & Spalding
  • Sheena Jacob, Joyce A. Tan & Partners

South Korea

  • Changheon Kwak, Kim & Chang
  • Frank S. Shyn, Kim & Chang
  • Jae Hoon Kim, Lee & Ko
  • Jin Seok Lim, Kim & Chang
  • Jinny Suh, ESO LAW
  • Seog-Jong Han, Yoon & Yang
  • Seong Un Yun, Bae, Kim & Lee
  • Sup Joon Byun, Kim & Chang
  • Tae-Jeong Kim, Bae, Kim & Lee
  • Yong Pyo Yeom, Yulchon


  • Anuphan Kitnitchiva, Dherakupt International Law Office
  • Chatchai Inthasuwan, DLA Piper
  • Jessada Sawatdipong, Chandler MHM
  • Sui Lin Teoh, Rajah & Tann
  • Wilailuk Okanurak, Linklaters

United Arab Emirates

  • Adrian Low, Clyde & Co
  • Charles S. Laubach, Afridi & Angell
  • Christopher Gunson, Amereller
  • Christopher Lester, Latham & Watkins
  • Christopher Mills, Clyde & Co
  • Dr. Faraj Ahnish, Hadef & Partners
  • Habib Al Mulla, Baker & McKenzie Habib Al Mulla
  • Hiam Al Muhtadi, Al Tamimi & Company
  • Jeremy Miocevic, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle
  • Kelly Tymburski, Dentons
  • Mohammed Al Suwaidi, Al Suwaidi & Company
  • Naief Yahia, Al Tamimi & Company
  • Naji Hawayek, Clyde & Co
  • Omar Al Heloo, Hadef & Partners
  • Peter Richard Shaw, Dentons
  • Raymond Kisswany, Hadef & Partners
  • Robin Abraham, Clifford Chance
  • Saleem Adam, Trowers & Hamlins
  • Tom Cochrane, Walkers


  • David Robertson, Berwin Leighton Paisner
  • Natalie R. Boyd, K&L Gates


  • Scott A. Anthony, Covington & Burling
  • Susan Lewis, Sidley Austin


  • Anh Tuan Nguyen, LNT & Partners
  • Ngoc Hong Bui, LNT & Partners           
  • Nguyen Gia Huy Chuong, Phuoc & Partners
For more information on the In-House Community
Awards, please contact Patrick Dransfield at
patrick.dransfield@inhousecommunity.comTo see our nominated In-House Community
Teams of the Year, click here.

With thanks to our valued sponsors:


BlackBerry 2017


Reed Smith


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