Bird & Bird has grown its dispute resolution practice with the addition of commercial litigation specialist Lijun Chui as a partner in Singapore. With extensive experience as a commercial litigator, Chui specialises in commercial dispute resolution and contentious regulatory and investigation matters. She has experience in international and domestic arbitrations involving the technology, banking, construction, shipping, oil and gas sectors. She also advises financial institutions and major corporations on various regulatory issues, including market misconduct, competition and corruption legislation. Chui joins from Clifford Chance, where she spearheaded the Singapore tech disputes and regulatory practice, which was developed from a greenfield operation to a sizeable practice. She has supported clients on cyber-security, e-commerce, personal data protection, intellectual property and fintech matters. Her practice is cross-border, with clients headquartered in the US, Europe and across South East Asia. She advises clients on English law, Singapore law and on issues/disputes under the laws of India, Vietnam, Thailand and China (in partnership with local counsel). Chui has also been appointed on the leading arbitral institutions’ panels of arbitrators, including the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), where she also serves on the Young SIAC Committee, and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Ashurst has added Hilary Goodier as partner and global chief operating officer of its NewLaw division, Ashurst Advance. Goodier joins from Herbert Smith Freehills, where she held senior leadership positions in its alternative legal services business. She has extensive experience in both the technology and legal services industries, and will strengthen Ashurst Advance’s fast-growing NewLaw offering. Goodier was the 2019 recipient of the highly coveted Chief Executive Women’s Harvard Business School Disruptive Innovation Scholarship. She is an Advisory Board Member of the Centre for Legal Innovation, and is a frequent commentator on the impact of technology on the delivery of legal services. Her key focus will be the development of integrated client solutions, combining the firm’s market leading capability across law, consulting and delivery. Based in the firm’s Melbourne office, Goodier will also be strongly focussed on the growth of the Ashurst Advance offering across Asia Pacific.
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