Destination HK

Freshfields is boosting its Far East practice with the transfer of a Frankfurt partner, Lucille Barale, to the Hong Kong office next month. Barale speaks Mandarin and is a China specialist. She has worked in Frankfurt for three years, handling German and other European clients investing in China. From next month she will do the same work in Hong Kong. Another Freshfields partner is likely to join the Hong Kong practice from London in the near future.