Baker McKenzie is pleased to announce that four partners have been named to IFLR1000 Women Leaders in Asia Pacific for 2022. IFLR1000 Women Leaders recognizes female lawyers with outstanding reputations within their markets who either have expertise and experience in working on complex deals, or who have risen to hold leadership roles within their firms or their practices.

The 2022 honorees are:

Christina Lee, Capital Markets, Hong Kong SAR
Christina was ranked as “Highly Regarded” in the Capital Markets, Financial Services Regulatory and M&A categories.

Christina, who co-chairs the Capital Markets Practice in Hong Kong SAR and Mainland China, has extensive experience in both public and private M&A, including takeovers and privatizations, strategic investments and joint ventures, as well as in equity fundraisings and regulatory compliance for Hong Kong-listed companies, including resumption of trading under the delisting regime of the Listing Rules.

Hoang Kim Oanh Nguyen, Banking & Finance and Capital Markets, Ho Chi Minh City
Oanh was ranked as “Highly Regarded” in the Banking, Energy and Infrastructure, M&A and Project Finance categories. This marks the third consecutive year that IFLR1000 has recognized Oanh for her expertise in these four categories.

Oanh leads the Banking & Finance and Capital Markets practices in Vietnam. She has 25 years' experience in advising on foreign direct investments, project/project finance, IPOs, banking and finance, financial services and M&A.

Indri Pramitaswari (Mita) Guritno, Banking & Finance, HHP Law Firm, Jakarta
Mita was recognized as a “Market Leader” for Banking by IFLR1000, the guide’s highest individual distinction. Mita has been featured in the guide every year since its inception in 2018 in recognition for her expertise in banking.

Mita has more than 25 years' experience in banking and finance transactions, with extensive knowledge in debt restructuring (acting both for borrowers and creditors) and structured finance. She also has substantial experience in handling complex transactions; almost all of her deals have been cross-border transactions involving numerous law firms, covering various areas of law, among others: capital markets, banking, mining, property, natural resources and corporate law. Her transactions cover all aspects of financing, including project finance, property financing, acquisition finance, trade finance and shariah banking (Islamic finance).

Paralee Techajongjintana, Dispute Resolution, Bangkok
Paralee was ranked as “Highly Regarded” in the Banking and Restructuring and Insolvency categories. This marks the second consecutive year that Paralee has been recognized for her expertise in these areas.

With over 20 years' experience, Paralee leads the Restructuring & Insolvency practice group with unmatched expertise in financial restructuring and litigation in the Bankruptcy Court. She also has significant experience in advising on the divestment of distressed businesses, acquisition of distressed businesses outside and inside insolvency proceedings, handling contentious debt and complicated restructuring, devising onshore and offshore fund raising structures, and protection of creditors' or debtors' rights, often representing clients in cross-border matters including some of the most high-net worth cases in Thai legal history. 

"I would like to congratulate these outstanding partners who have been recognized for their excellent work and reputation among clients and peers," Michael Wong, Baker McKenzie's Asia Pacific Chair, said. "These recognitions not only reflect the individual accomplishments of some of our truly excellent women lawyers, but are also a testament to our unwavering commitment to fostering an inclusive, gender diverse working environment that enables our people to thrive in their respective fields."

According to IFLR1000, lawyers designated "Market Leader" are "true leaders of their field, with a track record of leading on high-profile, innovative deals." Lawyers designated "Highly Regarded" are highly regarded by their peers and possess a strong transactional record, and consistently receive positive client feedback. 

"Women Leaders" is a supplement by IFLR1000, an annual guide to the world's leading financial and corporate law firms, whose rankings are based on market analysis and detailed interviews with both practitioners and clients.

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