Fireside Chat Series with Women Lawyers – co-organised with the Hong Kong Federation of Women Lawyers

Fireside Chat Series with Women Lawyers – co-organised with the Hong Kong Federation of Women Lawyers

CUHK LAW and the Hong Kong Federation of Women Lawyers are co-organising a “Fireside Chat Series with Women Lawyers”.  A panel of senior women lawyers (solicitors, barristers and in-house counsels) are going to share with us their experiences in legal careers.  It is an invaluable opportunity to learn from senior practitioners, build up their industry insights and professional networks. At the end of the sharing, there will be a Q&A session open to the floor, followed by a free mingling session where participants may have further exchange with speakers in a more casual setting.


Ms. Willa Chan, Founder, Willa Legal
Ms. Heidi Chui, Partner, Stevenson, Wong & Co.

Julianne is President of Hong Kong Federation of Women Lawyers and Senior Consultant of Dentons.

Julianne joined Dentons Hong Kong on its establishment in Hong Kong in 2011. She is a seasoned corporate lawyer with more than 25 years of experience on M&A, capital markets and corporate finance. Her work has included structuring strategic acquisition and investment transactions, including cross-border M&A and private equity, as well as bringing companies to initial public offerings and other forms of capital raising. She is admitted to practise in Hong Kong, England and Wales and Australia.

Julianne has extensive experience with domestic and cross-border transactions, and represents a diverse client base which covers industries such as telecommunications, health care and assisted living projects, retail, luxury brands, insurance, mining and commodities trading, entertainment and gaming, aircraft acquisition and financing, and real estate. She has advised on transactions which have been nominated for M&A Deal of the Year awards in Hong Kong.

Julianne has acted for financial advisers and companies on a wide variety of public company- and securities-related matters, including IPOs, secondary fundraising, private placements, corporate rescues/restructurings, privatizations, company and securities compliance and corporate governance, establishment of financial services and securities business, as well as the operation of various types of investment vehicles.

Activities and Affiliations

Julianne is President of the Hong Kong Federation of Women Lawyers. She is also a fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors, a task force member of the Hong Kong Women Professionals and Executives Association, a panel examiner for the Overseas Lawyers Qualification Examination in Hong Kong and an external examiner for the Postgraduate Certificate in Laws course at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She was a member of one of the advisory groups to the Financial Services and Treasury Bureau of the Hong Kong government on company law reform, and she holds various community leadership roles both with nongovernmental organizations and under the auspices of the Hong Kong government.


Legal practice includes criminal litigation matters and a wide spectrum of civil litigation which consists of personal injuries claims (including employees’ compensation and medical negligence), company and commercial law (including winding up and insolvency matters), contract and tort law, matrimonial and family law, land and conveyancing matters, intellectual property law. Also a qualified CPA and worked in the accounting field for about 4 years prior to becoming a Barrister-at-law.

For mediation experience, mediated in over 750 cases and has been involved in cases with tort (including defamation, nuisance, personal injuries, medical negligence and professional negligence);  contract (including sale and purchase agreements loan and minibond agreements);  land  and  conveyancing (including landlords and tenants, adverse possession of land, incorporated owners, possession applications, building management applications and land compulsory sale  applications);  intellectual  property; insolvency and bankruptcy matters as well as family and matrimonial matters.

Professional Qualifications:

  • Accredited Family Mediator (accredited in 2015)
  • Accredited General Mediator (accredited in 2010)
  • Barrister-at-law, Hong Kong (admitted in 2007)
  • Certified Public Accountant of New York State, U.S.A. (since 2003)
    (Member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants)
  • Registered Professional Accountant of Hong Kong (since 2003)
    (Associate of Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants)

Mediation / Arbitration Panel:

  • Accredited General & Family Mediator of the Hong Kong Mediation Accreditation Association Limited (HKMAAL)
  • JMHO Pilot Mediation Scheme under Land (Compulsory Sale for Redevelopment) Ordinance Cap.545 (“LCSRO”)
  • Water Leakage Mediation Centre of Community & Construction Professionals’ Development Centre

Winnie Yeung serves as Chief Legal Counsel of Microsoft’s Corporate External and Legal Affairs team for the Greater China Region. She manages a team of legal and government affairs professionals, providing support to Microsoft’s sales and business operations in the region and collaborating with customers on the cutting edge of business, legal and regulatory issues to help drive their digital transformation. She is a member of the senior business leadership team in Microsoft GCR.

Prior to her current role, she was the General Manager of the Commercial Legal team for Microsoft GCR, as well as the Lead Counsel for Microsoft Hong Kong. Before joining Microsoft, Yeung was with Baker & McKenzie in Hong Kong, specializing in IT licensing, intellectual property rights and privacy protection.

Yeung graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of Hong Kong. She is accredited as a solicitor in Hong Kong and England and Wales. She also holds an MBA from the University of Toronto. She currently serves as a member of the Committee on Self-financing Post-secondary Education in Hong Kong. 

Joyce is currently a Senior Corporate Lawyer with Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (“ANZ”) overseeing a wide range of regional legal matters of ANZ in Asia. Joyce is passionate about bringing positive values and impact to a broader community. She is the vice president of the Hong Kong Federation of Women Lawyers.

All CUHK LAW students and alumni are welcome.


15 Mar 2023


4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


The CUHK Graduate Law Centre
Graduate Law Centre 2/F, Bank of America Tower, 12 Harcourt Road Central, Hong Kong