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Oldham, Li & Nie is delighted to be shortlisted for 9 awards in the Asian Legal Business (ALB) Hong Kong Law Awards 2016.
OLN is nominated for the following awards:
- BDO Limited Award Matrimonial Law Firm of the Year
- Criminal Law Firm of the Year
- Immigration Law Firm of the Year
- Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year
- Labour and Employment Law Firm of the Year
- Litigation Law Firm of the Year
- Managing Partner of the Year - Gordon Oldham
- Women Lawyer of the Year - Tracy Yip
- Young Lawyer of the Year - Tony Chik
The awards recognise the excellence and outstanding achievements of Hong Kong's leading firms, legal practitioners and in-house teams over the past twelve months.
Woman Lawyers Who Run The Show – How They Walk the Walk; How They Talk the Talk
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Olivia Kung (Oldham, Li & Nie, Hong Kong)
Juliet Blanch (Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, London)
Maxine Chiang (Chiang & Lee Attorneys at Law, Taipei City)
Anne Durez (Total SA, Paris La Defense Cedex)
Lyn Lim (Forest Harrison, Auckland)
Helen Tung, (HTChambers, Victoria)
Melva Valdez (JG Law, Manila)
Moderator: Olivia Kung (Oldham Li & Nie, Hong Kong)
The session was conducted by way of a case scenario with a newly qualified female lawyer who had the desire to climb to the top of her career ladder.
The case scenario led to discussions on two main topics:
1. Soft skills female lawyers should possess or acquire; and
2. Common challenges they might face and how to overcome them.
In terms of soft skills, the session addressed the following sub-topics:
1. How to create a professional image – the importance of dressing appropriately at work; attitude and behavior both at work and on social media; the importance of confidence and how to achieve it;
2. How to overcome the fear of networking and how to network efficiently and effectively; and
3. How to be a good leader and the importance of teamwork.
In terms of challenges, the session addressed the following issues:
1. General labelling of society between men and women;
2. Work/life balance – whether it is achievable; If so, how?
3. The gentlemen’s club – to join them or to fight them?
The session was conducted in a “chat show” format - informal and interactive between the audience and the panel of successful female lawyers from different jurisdictions. As participants consisted both male and female lawyers, it was interesting to share experiences and learnt from different perspectives and cultures.