Richards Butler looks east for growth by increasing partners in Hong Kong

Two of Richards Butler's lawyers in Hong Kong have been made partners in the firm, bringing the number of partners in the office to 17.

Penelope Chan, who started with the firm as a trainee, specialises in corporate finance work in Hong Kong and China.

She has extensive experience with large stock exchange share issues.

Constance Choy is experienced in China joint ventures. She specialises in general corporate and commercial work.

Managing partner of the Hong Kong office Chris Howse said economic activity in China was increasing.

“Penelope and Constance will continue to make an invaluable contribution to maintaining the practice at the forefront of law firms providing legal advice to banks, corporates and multi-lateral agencies conducting business in the region,” he said.