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Rising Stars Awards Asia-Pacific 2021: winners announced

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The Rising Stars Awards has released the list of winners for the 2021 Asia-Pacific awards

The Rising Stars Awards Asia-Pacific 2021 has announced 80 rising stars from across 28 practice area specialisms throughout the region, including in-house emerging leaders. 

As travel restrictions in the region have yet to be lifted and as our list of multinational winners are located across multiple continents, we are unable to host our all-inclusive gala dinner and ceremony this year. We are pleased to be able to present to you the list of this year’s emerging leaders to watch. 

So, join with us as we celebrate the achievements of the Rising Stars for 2021. We hope to see you all in person as soon as we can. Until then, stay safe and keep up the incredible work. 

If you have any questions about the awards, please contact our lead researcher John Harrison.   

We are keen to fulfil any promotions that firms would like to undertake on the back of their success and request that you contact Nick Heath with any queries. 

Without further ado, the winners are… 

 

In-House Awards 

Banking & finance

Peggy Leung – HSBC 

Corporate 

Marcus Playle – Lion

Paul Calvert – Multiplex  

Energy & natural resources 

Kishan Gunatunga – Genesis

Prady Mysoor – BP  

Technology, media & telecommunications 

Emma Biggs – Spark  

Practice Area Awards 

Aviation 

Amanda Teoh – Herbert Smith Freehills 

Hetty Lam – Clifford Chance

Tomohiko Kamimura – Squire Patton Boggs 

Banking & finance 

Cao Meizhu – Zhong Lun Law Firm

Cara Stevens – Ashurst 

Kaveeta Sandhu – Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee 

Capital markets (debt & equity) 

Jaclyn Yeap – Allen & Overy

Tianxiao Lei – JunHe  

Utkarsh Bandhu – Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co 

Commercial arbitration 

Elan Krishna – Cavenagh Law

Kate Apostolova – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer 

Rui Yang – Zhao Sheng Law Firm 

Competition & antitrust 

Jacqueline Arena - Skadden

Kathleen Gooi – Linklaters 

Xi Liao – Zhao Sheng Law Firm 

Corporate / M&A 

Andrew Cohn – Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Danny Li – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer 

Jie Tang - JunHe 

Energy & natural resources 

Bilyana Belcheva – Shearman & Sterling

Jackson Allen – Allen & Overy 

Nicholas Molan – Dechert 

Environment 

Timothy Stutt – Herbert Smith Freehills 

Insurance & reinsurance 

Audrey Wong – WhiteFern

Youyou Chen – Zhong Lun Law Firm  

International trade 

Alistair Bridges – Moulis Legal 

Ambarish Sathianathan – Economic Laws Practice 

Investment funds 

Joyce Li – Deacons

Tiffany Toh – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Vincci Ip - Deacons 

Zixiang Sun – Simmons & Simmons 

Labour & employment 

Karen Mitra – Ashurst 

Ploy Chongcharoentanavat – Baker McKenzie 

Life sciences 

Arpita Kulshrestha – Anand and Anand 

Katherine Hebditch – AJ Park 

Shariqa Mestroni – Bird & Bird 

Litigation 

Anita Fong – Norton Rose Fulbright

Hannah Bain – Russell McVeagh 

Meryl Koh – Drew & Napier 

Patent 

Hyewon Kang – Kim & Chang

Sally Davis – Davies Collison Cave 

Yuanyuan Jia – Zhong Lun Law Firm 

Privacy & data protection 

Kritiyanee Buranatrevedhya – Baker McKenzie

Peggy Chow – Herbert Smith Freehills 

Private Equity 

Danielle Wu – Hogan Lovells 

Ekta Gupta – Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co 

Maureen Ho – Morrison & Foerster 

Project finance 

Amy Maguire – King & Wood Mallesons

Joyce Leung – Hogan Lovells 

Paul Brickley – Corrs Chambers Westgarth 

Real estate 

Tim Bunker – Anthony Harper 

Tin Lu Tan – Shearn Delamore & Co 

Restructuring & insolvency 

Darius Tay – Blackoak

Jacqueline Chan – Ropes & Gray 

Suzi Duncan - Linklaters 

Shipping & maritime 

Dora Ying – Mayer Brown

Pedram Norton – Stephenson Harwood 

Zhida Chen - Helmsman 

Structured finance & securitisation 

Han Kyung Lee – Lee & Ko

He Yuhua – Dentons China 

Ling Yan Pang – Russell McVeagh 

Tax 

Ashley Hu – Zhong Lun Law Firm

Elke Bremner – Ashurst 

Janet Cho – Baker McKenzie 

Technology, media & telecommunications 

Frankie Tam – Eversheds Sutherland

Karen Lee – Mayer Brown 

Trademark 

Barbie Ho – Deacons

Janie H Y Yip – Mayer Brown 

Madeline Chan – Davies Collison Cave 

Transfer pricing 

Emanuel Dewo Adi Winedhar – TaxPrime

Petrina Chang – Deloitte  

Wiwin Gumilang – Deloitte 

White collar crime 

Jonathan Ellis – DLA Piper

Leonie Tear – King & Wood Mallesons 

Rudy Andreas Halomoan Sitorus – Makarim & Taira S 

Jurisdiction Awards 

Australia 

Madeline Chan – Davies Collison Cave 

Timothy Stutt – Herbert Smith Freehills 

China 

Jie Tang - JunHe

Xi Liao – Zhao Sheng Law Firm 

Hong Kong SAR 

Danny Li – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Leonie Tear – King & Wood Mallesons 

India 

Ambarish Sathianathan – Economic Laws Practice 

Arpita Kulshrestha – Anand and Anand 

Indonesia 

Emanuel Dewo Adi Winedhar – TaxPrime 

Rudy Andreas Halomoan Sitorus – Makarim & Tiara S 

Japan 

Peter Harris – Clifford Chance

Tomohiko Kamimura – Squire Patton Boggs 

Malaysia 

Jane Guan – Christopher & Lee Ong

Yin Lu Tan – Shearn Delamore & Co 

New Zealand 

Katherine Hebditch – AJ Park 

Tim Bunker – Anthony Harper 

Philippines 

Mabel Buted – Du-Baladad and Associates 

Singapore 

Meryl Koh – Drew & Napier 

Pedram Norton – Stephenson Harwood 

South Korea 

Han Kyung Lee – Lee & Ko

Hemi Lee – Kim & Chang 

Thailand 

Ploy Chongcharoentanavat – Baker McKenzie

Sher Hann Chua – Tilleke & Gibbins 

Vietnam 

Chuyen Hong Huu Le – Tilleke & Gibbins 

 

 

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