The Law Society of Hong Kong honored Effie Vasilopoulos with the “Gold Award” at its 2020 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 number of pro bono projects including the firm’s work in developing a new domestic private fund regime benefiting the private equity, venture capital, real estate, infrastructure, credit, and hedge fund segments of the market, which was enacted on 31 August 2020 following a multi-year commission. Sidley is deeply committed to aiding local Hong Kong charitable organizations and businesses in achieving their goals and has also been very active in pioneering Cancer Impact Funds and other ESG initiatives in the region.
Effie is a member of Sidley’s Executive Committee and also a co-leader of the global Investment Funds group.