Jurisdiction - Vietnam
Asia Pacific – Mayer Brown JSM Promotes four to Partner.


22 November, 2011


Mayer Brown JSM is pleased to announce that it has promoted four of its lawyers in Asia to partner. The appointments take effect January 1, 2012 and form part of Mayer Brown’s promotion of 39 of its lawyers worldwide to partner.


“We are delighted to welcome these outstanding lawyers as Mayer Brown JSM partners,” said Elaine Lo, Asia Chair and Senior Partner. “In addition to high quality legal skills, each has demonstrated leadership, business acumen, excellence in client service and commitment to teamwork across practice area and geographic boundaries. They already have made significant contributions to the firm and will play a pivotal role as we continue to enhance our ability to provide global solutions to our clients’ legal and business needs through the strength of our local offices in the world’s key business centres.”


The new partners in Asia are:


Kevin B. Hawkins, Corporate & Securities, Ho Chi Minh City


Mr. Hawkins has more than eight years experience as a registered foreign lawyer in Vietnam, where he advises clients on a variety of matters including business formation, oil, gas and power, education, trading and distribution, mining, M&A, property development, employment and corporate governance. His project development experience in the US includes preparing and negotiating project agreements in the US and the Bahamas. He also has advised on various real property development, infrastructure and energy-related projects in Vietnam.


Jaime C.Y. Lam, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Hong Kong


Ms. Lam focuses on personal injury litigation with particular emphasis on medical malpractice. She acts for professional indemnity providers, healthcare institutions and professionals, including local hospitals, doctors, dentists and other healthcare professionals, in civil, criminal and disciplinary proceedings. She is experienced in representing doctors and dentists in professional disciplinary hearings. She also advises on general contentious matters such as commercial disputes and debt recovery.


Susanne J. Reynolds, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Hong Kong


Ms. Reynolds is experienced in commercial dispute resolution. She has advised on a range of complex litigation and arbitration proceedings both in Australia and Hong Kong, including banking, corporate, tax and insolvency related matters. She is also experienced in professional disciplinary proceedings, regulatory compliance and investigations. In addition, she is an accredited mediator with the Law Society of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre.


Maythawee Sarathai, Restructuring, Bankruptcy & Insolvency, Bangkok


Mr. Sarathai is a Thai-qualified lawyer and a Registered Foreign Lawyer in Hong Kong. He advises on all aspects of M&A matters in Thailand and acts for creditors, liquidators, planners, plan administrators, special managers and debtors on contentious and non-contentious corporate restructuring and insolvency. He advises on distressed debt situations generally including settlement, recovery and enforcement strategies, business and asset reorganization and acts for bank steering committees in negotiating and documenting multi-bank cross-border corporate workouts and court-supervised reorganizations in Thailand. He also acts for both local and international clients based in Thailand and offshore for distressed asset sale and purchase.


For further information, please contact:


Aaron Pan, Mayer Brown JSM

[email protected]

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