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Wendy Wysong, the managing partner of Steptoe & Johnson’s Hong Kong office, talks about what it was like to open the Hong Kong office during a pandemic, why it’s important for colleagues to provide support, encouragement, and collegiality, and how she wants clients to have the firm on speed-dial.
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Being next door to mainland China, Hong Kong was one of the first jurisdictions globally to experience the coronavirus outbreak. Leaders of the Hong Kong offices of three law firms look back on their experience so far this year, and also the lessons they learnt along the way.
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U.S.-headquartered law firm Steptoe & Johnson is set to launch its Hong Kong office after hiring investigations and compliance specialists Wendy Wysong and Ali Burney as partners from Clifford Chance.