Elizabeth Yang 杨灵 | 亚洲总监
- 杭州市政协 第十、十一届委员
- 港区省级政协委员联谊会 “一带一路及大湾区建设咨询委员会” 副主任
- 中华海外联谊会 理事
- 浙江省海外联谊会 理事
- 香港浙江省同乡会联合会 副秘书长、专业委员会主委
- 杭州江干旅港同乡会 会长
- 中国香港手球总会执委 主席
Elizabeth Yang | Director Asia
LLB (Hons), PCLL (Hong Kong); LLM (Renmin, China)
I am fluent in English, Cantonese and Putonghua, and admitted to practice law in Hong Kong and Fiji. I am currently a China-Appointed Attesting Officer, and appointed Chairman of the Appeal Tribunal Panel under the Building Ordinance (Hong Kong) and Disciplinary Panel member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Over the last 17 years, I have gained strong cross-border corporate and commercial experience in China, Macau, Hong Kong and several other offshore jurisdictions, and dealt with high level regulatory investigations and dispute resolution cases. I have also gained strong litigation experience in Fiji, Hong Kong and China; and latterly, as a partner of the law firm Samuel L. C. Yang & Co., worked more commercially for ultra-high net-worth clientele from China, Hong Kong and Macau on global and regional mergers and acquisitions, advising on investment structures, trusts and succession planning.
Between 2007 and 2018, I was engaged by the Government of Fiji to prosecute a number of very high-profile corruption and abuse of office cases by several senior public servants. From time to time I am called upon to advise Chinese and Hong Kong based clients on various commercial and investment issues in Fiji, and travel to Fiji and the Pacific regularly for work and continuing legal education purposes.
I am dedicated to community work and hold many service positions in Hong Kong and China, including the following notable list:
- Delegate of Hangzhou City Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC)
- Deputy Director of Belt and Road and Greater Bay Area Consultative Committee of the HKCPPC (Provincial) Members Association
- Council Member of China Overseas Friendship Association
- Executive Vice-President of Global Chinese-Speaking Lawyers Association
- Council Member of Zhejiang Overseas Friendship Association
- Chairman of Professional Affairs Committee and Deputy Secretary General of Hong Kong Zhejiang Province Clansmen Federation
- President of Hangzhou Jianggan HK Residents Association
- ExCo Chairperson of Handball Association of Hong Kong China
- Independent Director of Volleyball Association of Hong Kong China