Ann is Head of Maples and Calder’s Asia Funds & Investment Management teams in Hong Kong and Singapore. Ann focuses on the international investment fund market. She has expertise in the formation, structuring and restructuring of all types of open and closed end funds, including hedge funds, private equity and venture capital, real estate and infrastructure funds. Ann’s recent experience includes advising on a number of new investment funds for the largest and most high-profile wealth manager in China, as well as assisting with the launch of multiple investment funds in support of the Greater Bay initiative/ESG and impact investing. Her practice also involves advising a number of international family offices on their strategic investments.
Ann previously worked for Linklaters in London and Hong Kong, and for Freehills in Australia. She has been recognised as one of the top 10 offshore lawyers in Asia in the Offshore Client Choice List by Asian Legal Business, a Leading Practitioner – Investment funds/Offshore in Hong Kong by IFLR Expert Guides Women in Business Law and awarded Best in Offshore at the Asia Women in Business Law Awards for a number of years. Ann has been ranked as a leading individual in The Legal 500, and highly-regarded funds lawyer in Chambers and Partners Asia Pacific, Chambers Global and IFLR1000. Ann is regularly invited to speak at high profile industry conferences and seminars as an offshore expert. She is fluent in Cantonese.