Hong Kong: JSM Appoints Six New Partners to Continue Asian Expansion
Last Updated: 21 October 2002

Johnson Stokes & Master is pleased to announce the appointment of four new partners in Hong Kong, one in Thailand and one in Vietnam, marking a further step to expand its business across Asia.

In Hong Kong, Thomas Vaizey, Mark Stevens and Tammie Tam became partners in JSM’s commercial department, and Kelvin Chan in litigation. In Thailand, Araya Akomsoonthorn became a partner in JSM’s property department and in Vietnam, Dao Nguyen was appointed a partner based in the Ho Chi Minh City office.

Simon Ip, senior partner of Johnson Stokes & Master said, "As a leading law firm in Asia, we have built and will continue to develop the strongest team to serve the needs of our clients. These appointments well reflect our determination to partner with our clients to pursue business growth across Asia."

Thomas Vaizey’s practice involves corporate restructuring, and all aspects of contentious and non-contentious insolvency. He has broad experience of finance and insolvency work across Asia.

Mark Stevens specialises in commercial law with a special focus on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, share subscription and fund raising.

Tammie Tam’s specialist expertise lies in the corporate finance area. She is experienced in corporate listings particularly of PRC enterprises in Hong Kong and has worked extensively on the mainland.

Kelvin Chan specialises in litigation and his practice focuses on banking, commercial and property-related litigation.

Araya Akomsoonthorn is based in JSM’s Bangkok office. Araya’s practice focuses on property and environmental law. She assists clients with property acquisitions, mergers and acquisitions, investment transactions through mutual funds or other securities and project finance.

Dao Nguyen, based in Ho Chi Minh City, has extensive experience in general commercial, banking and financial matters and all aspects of investments in Vietnam.

Johnson Stokes & Master is the largest law firm in Hong Kong and one of the leading commercial law practices in Asia. With offices in Hong Kong, Mainland China (Beijing and Shanghai), Thailand (Bangkok) and Vietnam (Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City), JSM has a multi-national team consisting of over 800 staff of which over 230 are lawyers qualified in local and international jurisdictions. The firm was voted "Hong Kong Law Firm of the Year" in 2000 and 2001 by the International Financial Law Review and at the Asian Law Awards.

For further information please contact:

Anne So, Media and Communications Executive, Johnson Stokes & Master

(Tel: +852 2843 4580; E-mail: anne.so@jsm-law.com)

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