Three Sidley lawyers have been selected as finalists in their respective categories at Asian Legal Business’ inaugural Women in Law Awards:
- Yan Zhang – “Arbitration Lawyer of the Year, North Asia”
- Effie Vasilopoulos – “Dealmaker of the Year, North Asia”
- Joy Lam – “Innovator of the Year”
As a core member of Sidley’s International Arbitration group, Yan Zhang leverages her unique, multijurisdictional prior experience as a transactional lawyer in New York, Mainland China and Hong Kong for ten years before becoming a formidable arbitration counsel who leads the most complex, high-stakes cases. She also sits as an arbitrator in arbitrations conducted in English and/or Chinese.
Effie Vasilopoulos is a member of Sidley’s Executive Committee and co-leader of the Global Investment Funds group. She has led, and been independently recognized for, her pioneering role in the development of new law governing the private fund sector in Hong Kong and some of the most innovative investment fund structures and financial products in the region.
Joy Lam has established herself as one of Asia’s leading authorities on advising clients within the cutting-edge virtual assets ecosystem in relation to tokenized funds, non-fund tokenized offerings and on the complex and rapidly evolving regulatory requirements for managing virtual assets and operating secondary exchanges for virtual assets.
The ALB “Women in Law” Awards recognize the exceptional performance of women lawyers in law firms and in-house across the region in the past year. View the full list of finalists.