The Law Society of Hong Kong honored Effie Vasilopoulos with the “Gold Award” at its 2019 Pro Bono and Community Work Recognition Programme. The annual awards recognize legal practitioners in Hong Kong who have made exceptional contributions to the community.
Effie received the award for leading Sidley’s team in connection with a multi year commission by the Hong Kong Government to help overhaul and frame landmark legislation for the development of a domestic private fund industry spanning the private equity, venture capital, real estate, infrastructure, credit and hedge fund segments of the asset and wealth management sector. The historic legislative reform is expected to create thousands of new jobs and better position Hong Kong for growth as a leading asset management hub in the Asia Pacific region.
Effie is a member of Sidley’s Executive Committee and also a co-leader of the global Investment Funds group.