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Ince bolsters Asia litigation and disputes presence with Partner hire in Hong Kong

News / 06-08-2020 / Hong Kong

6 August 2020, Hong Kong: International legal and professional services firm Ince has today announced the appointment of Bonita Chan as Partner within the Litigation and Disputes team. In her new role she will focus on further strengthening Ince’s position within the Asian and global market.

Bonita is an experienced litigator with over 25 years in the commercial litigation industry, who has built herself an expertise around cross border dispute resolution, international arbitration, complex shareholders and companies disputes, banking and securities-related litigation, white collar crime and contentious regulatory matters. She joins Ince from Hankun Law Offices associated firm, Miao & Co., in Hong Kong where for the past three years she helmed the firm’s Dispute Resolution team. During her tenure with Hankun in their Hong Kong office, Bonita acted for large state-owned enterprises, listed companies and investors working on multimillion-dollar cross border disputes in litigation and international arbitration.

Bonita will join forces with Ian Lo, Partner at Ince who specialises in this area of practice in Asia. Bonita’s arrival will strengthen the firm’s dispute resolution practice.

Commenting on the appointment, Adrian Biles, Chief Executive of The Ince Group said:

“Despite the uncertainty presented by the Covid-19 pandemic globally, we are committed to  adding top talent across our regions where trading performance affords it. APAC is an important region for us and hires such as Bonita allow us to continue to grow and offer our clients the high-quality level of service that they have come to expect from Ince.” 

“Our lawyers in Hong Kong practice English and Hong Kong law and include a multinational, multilingual team of solicitors and registered foreign lawyers licensed to practice in China, US, Australia and Singapore.”

Bonita currently sits on the Solicitors Higher Rights of Audience Assessment Board and the PCLL academic board of the University of Hong Kong and the City University of Hong Kong. She is the council member of the Hong Kong Duty Lawyer Service and was the council member of the Law Society of Hong Kong between 2015 -2018.

She speaks Cantonese, Mandarin and English, and is well situated to assist Ince’s clients in the Asia Pacific region, specifically those who may have concerns around the global geopolitical developments impacting Asia.

Paul Ho, Ince’s Head of Greater China, added:

“We are always looking to add experienced lawyers to our offices in Greater China and I am thrilled that Bonita has decided to join Ince. She brings a wealth of litigation and disputes experience to the team and will be invaluable in helping our clients understand the complex issues we are currently seeing developing in the region.”

Speaking on her new role, Bonita Chan concluded:

“Ince is a well-respected law firm in Hong Kong and has been a prominent firm in the Greater China region for quite some time. I am excited to join the team and look forward to using my knowledge and leveraging our international client base to grow the practice.”

Ince recently announced the strengthening of its Asia Pacific offer through the consolidation of Ince & Co Singapore LLP with Incisive Law LLC in Singapore. The Group has also appointed several senior lateral hires to support its growth across the Asian market. Bonita is the latest senior hire for the firm, who have also added Zhao Rong Ooi as Partner (Hong Kong), Julian Clark as Senior Partner and Sung-Hwan Choi, as Partner (Singapore) in the past six months.

Bonita Chan

Bonita Chan Partner