Sidley partner Effie Vasilopoulos has been awarded the “Gold Individual Award” for the third consecutive year, and the “Special Award for the Year” by The Law Society of Hong Kong, as part of its 2021 Pro Bono and Community Work Recognition Programme. The annual awards recognize legal practitioners in Hong Kong who have made exceptional contributions to the community.
Sidley’s Investment Funds practice in Hong Kong devoted significant hours to pro bono projects between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021. The Law Society has recognized Effie Vasilopoulos and Sidley’s team in connection with a number of pro bono projects including pioneering 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, and important recent developments to the re-domiciliation portion of this regime, which became effective on November 1, 2021.
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 the development of Cancer Impact Funds and other ESG initiatives in the region in recent years.
Effie is a member of Sidley’s Executive Committee and also a co-leader of the global Investment Funds group.