Slaughter and May has appointed Benita Yu as Senior Partner of the firm’s Hong Kong office. She will take up the role on October 1, 2022, following the planned retirement of the current Hong Kong Senior Partner Peter Brien.
Benita joined the firm in 1994, and has been a Partner since 1996. She is considered one of Hong Kong’s most prominent corporate lawyers, and has represented major corporates, Chinese state-owned enterprises, international issuers and leading investment banks with high profile securities, M&A and corporate finance transactions.
“I am delighted to take on the role of Senior Partner in the firm’s Hong Kong office from October. Having been working closely with Peter, I am looking forward to continuing to drive the success of the firm in Asia,” said Benita.
Senior Partner Steve Cooke welcomed her appointment.
“Benita is an outstanding practitioner, and is ideally equipped to continue the success of Slaughter and May in Hong Kong. I look forward to working with her,” stated Steve.