Slaughter and May has made its second-ever external partner hire in Hong Kong, and its third-ever globally, as investigations and litigation lawyer Wynne Mok joins as a partner.
Mok arrives from the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission–the equivalent of the Securities and Exchange Commission in the Chinese territory–where she was a director of enforcement. In that role, she managed complex litigation and helped shape the commission’s regulatory policy.
Before taking on a role with law enforcement in 2016, Mok was a disputes partner with Norton Rose Fulbright where she handled SFC and Hong Kong Stock Exchange-related litigation and investigations for Hong Kong-listed Chinese companies. Earlier in her career, she practiced with Hong Kong firm Deacons and legacy Barlow Lyde & Gilbert (which merged with Clyde & Co in 2011).
At Slaughters, Mok will focus on regulatory inquiries and investigations and work with the firm’s London, Beijing and Brussels offices on multi-jurisdictional investigations.
Slaughters Hong Kong senior partner Peter Brien said: “Wynne Mok is a highly respected practitioner who brings a combination of regulatory experience at the highest level and an outstanding track record of advising clients on complex litigation and investigations. She will play a key role in continuing to build our long-established Asian practice.”
Mok is the second lateral partner hire Slaughters has made in Hong Kong after taking on US securities law partner John Moore in 2014 from Morrison & Foerster. Moore had previously worked for the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Goldman Sachs and Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF).