Slaughter and May announces new head of its Hong Kong office

Benita Yu will take on the role of Hong Kong Senior Partner from 1 October

International law firm Slaughter and May today announces the appointment of Benita Yu as Senior Partner of the firm’s Hong Kong office.

Benita will take up the role on 1 October 2022, following the planned retirement of the current Hong Kong Senior Partner, Peter Brien.

Benita joined the firm in 1994 and has been a Partner since 1996. She is considered one of Hong Kong’s most prominent corporate lawyers and has represented major corporates, PRC state-owned enterprises, international issuers and leading investment banks with high profile securities, M&A and corporate finance transactions.

Slaughter and May Senior Partner Steve Cooke says, “Benita is an outstanding practitioner and is ideally equipped to continue the success of Slaughter and May in Hong Kong. I look forward to working with her.”

Benita Yu comments, “I am delighted to take on the role of Senior Partner in the firm’s Hong Kong office from October. Having been working closely with Peter, I am looking forward to continuing to drive the success of the firm in Asia.”