I completed my Economics degree at the London School of Economics and Political Science and obtained the Graduate Diploma in Law in the United Kingdom. I took the Postgraduate Certificate in Laws (PCLL) course at the University of Hong Kong while working as a paralegal in Linklaters’ Financial Regulation Group. After seven months, I was offered the opportunity to become a Trainee.
My first seat was with the fast-paced EDM (Equity and Debt Markets) team, where I worked on multiple transactions such as straight debt, equity-linked products, credit-support debt and high yield bond products. In my current seat with the Corporate team, I’ve been involved in a wide range of deals ranging from public mergers and acquisitions to initial public offerings and listed companies’ compliance work.
The diverse nature of work at Linklaters means that we face complex and technical legal issues every day. It’s challenging but there is continuous support and guidance from the team.
This support extends beyond my daily work to long-term development and career aspirations. As a result, I was able to complete my PCLL with distinction while managing my day-to-day work at Linklaters. The team was very understanding and accommodated my need for agile working.
Linklaters has a friendly and collegiate culture. People from all levels and backgrounds work together as one team. As part of the organising committee of the Young Talents Programme, I feel that I’m able to make a positive contribution to the firm’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. This programme provides career support and guidance to small groups of students from secondary schools in Hong Kong that are under-resourced when compared to traditional elite schools. In the programme, we invite students to take part in work experience days at Linklaters and help them to develop their interview and business skills.