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London-headquartered Charles Russell Speechlys (CRS) has hired family law specialist Lisa Wong as a partner in Hong Kong from local boutique Boase Cohen & Collins. 

Wong focuses on all aspects of matrimonial law. She also advises on matters in relation to surrogacy and parental orders, jurisdictional disputes, as well as same-sex relationship disputes. Wong joined Boase Cohen in 2010, and became a partner in 2014.

At CRS, Wong will lead a family law team that includes partner Patrick Chan and associate Katherine Ng, and also work closely with the firm's international family teams.

“We are delighted that Lisa has chosen to join our Hong Kong office at this exciting time in our growth trajectory. Together with her team, she will add another string to our private wealth bow in the region and provide first-class family law advice to the leading creators and owners of private wealth and their families in the region,” said Simon Green, international partner at CRS, in a statement.

CRS, which opened its Hong Kong office in 2017, currently has six partners in the city. They include private-client specialist Silvia On, who joined from Stephenson Harwood in May, and dispute resolution expert Ray Ng, who moved from Ogier in December 2020.