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Ann is a partner of Maples and Calder's Funds & Investment Management team in the Maples Group's Hong Kong office. She focuses on the international investment fund market for over 20 years. She has expertise in the formation, structuring and restructuring of all types of open and closed end funds, including hedge funds, private equity and venture capital, real estate and infrastructure funds. Ann's recent experience includes advising on a number of new investment funds for the largest and most high-profile wealth manager in China, as well as assisting with the launch of multiple investment funds in support of the Belt and Road and Greater Bay Area initiatives. Her practice also involves advising a number of international family offices on their strategic investments.


Funds & Investment Management




Ann previously worked for Linklaters in London and Hong Kong, and for Freehills in Australia.  She has been recognised as one of the top 10 offshore lawyers in Asia in the Offshore Client Choice List by Asian Legal Businessand awarded Best in Offshore at the Asia Women in Business Law Awards for a number of years. Ann has been ranked as a highly-regarded funds lawyer in The Legal 500, Chambers and Partners Asia Pacific and Chambers Global. Ann is regularly invited to speak at high profile industry conferences and seminars as an offshore expert. She is fluent in Cantonese.


2000 - Admitted as a solicitor and barrister of the Supreme Court of Victoria, Australia (not practising)
2002 - Admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales (not practising)
2010 - Admitted as a solicitor of the High Court of Hong Kong (not practising)
2012 - Admitted as a solicitor of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (British Virgin Islands)


University of Melbourne, Australia, Bachelor of Laws (Hons), 1999
University of Melbourne, Australia, Bachelor of Commerce, 1999

Professional Activities

Member of the Law Institute of Victoria, Australia
Member of the Law Society of England and Wales
Member of the 100 Women in Finance (100WF), APAC Lead of Advisory Council
Member of the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), Hong Kong Regulatory Committee
Member of the Asian Association for Investors in Non-listed Real Estate Vehicles (ANREV), Regulatory & Tax Committee


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