Minter Ellison Hong Kong today announced that major projects and infrastructure lawyer Rebecca Silli will join the firm on 6 January 2014 as a partner.
Ms Silli is a former partner of Gide Loyrette Nouel and has more than 13 years' experience on the ground in Greater China.
Her infrastructure and projects practice spans a range of sectors, including environmental services (water, sewage, solid waste, public heating), transport (urban public transport, airports) and construction, and she has led projects teams across Asia, most recently in mainland China, Hong Kong, Myanmar, India and Indonesia.
Ms Silli also has a strong background in cross-border mergers and acquisitions and regional FDI. Her experience includes working with European and Chinese clients on major projects and transactions in China.
Mark Green, Minter Ellison's Managing Partner - International said:
"We're delighted that Rebecca will be joining us in Hong Kong. Infrastructure and major projects are key focus areas for us in Asia and our Projects team here, led by Sam Farrands, has built a market-leading reputation in these sectors.
"With the high level of infrastructure investment projected across South-East Asia, Mongolia and even China, Rebecca's specialist expertise and international experience enable us to continue to drive our practice across the region.
"Her French language skills and client base add an additional dimension - providing the opportunity for Minter Ellison to enhance existing relationships with major French and other European companies looking to extend into the energy, resources, transport and construction sectors across the Asia Pacific region."
Ms Silli holds a postgraduate degree (DESS) in business law and taxation (Paris II, Panthéon Assas University, 1998) and is a graduate of the Paris Institute of Political Sciences, with honours (1995). She is admitted to practice in Hong Kong and France.
She is Vice-President of the French Chamber in Hong Kong and a French Foreign Trade Advisor (Conseiller du Commerce extérieur de la France).