Sidley partner Effie Vasilopoulos, a member of Sidley’s Executive Committee and leader of the APAC Investment Funds group, has been awarded the “Gold Individual Award” for the fifth time by The Law Society of Hong Kong, as part of its 2023 Pro Bono and Community Work Recognition Programme. The annual awards recognize legal practitioners in Hong Kong who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to pro bono and community work.
Sidley devotes significant hours to pro bono projects in Hong Kong. Sidley established the Hong Kong-registered charity, Help for Children (Asia) Limited (“HFC Asia”). HFC Asia currently funds two local charities in Hong Kong, which focus on the prevention and treatment of child abuse. Sidley continues to advise HFC Asia on raising and deploying funds.