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Esther Leung Partner

Professional Experience

Before joining JunHe in 2014, Esther was partner of DLA Piper (October 2006 to May 2014) in charge of its Hong Kong and Asia capital market practice, and she was partner of Mallesons Stephen Jacques, now known as King & Wood Mallesons (October 2004 to September 2006).

Esther has extensive experience in corporate and commercial matters including initial public offerings, public company takeovers, privatizations, restructurings, secondary offerings, strategic investments, employee share schemes, employee trusts and other corporate work. She was involved in the listings of many companies on the main board and GEM board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and has led the takeovers of a number of public companies in Hong Kong.

Esther was recognized by Chambers Asia Pacific 2013 as a leading lawyer in capital markets in China and Hong Kong, noting that "Hong Kong capital markets head Esther Leung brings to the team more than 20 years of experience in the market, particularly in relation to ECM offerings." She was also ranked by IFLR 1000 as a leading lawyer in ECM practice in 2014 to 2016.


PCLL, University of Hong Kong, 1987

LL.B., University of Hong Kong, 1985

Professional Associations

Member of the Hong Kong Law Society

Admitted to practice as solicitor in Hong Kong, England and Wales, and Singapore

Language Skills

Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin), English

JunHe is the only Chinese law firm to be admitted as a member of Lex Mundi and Multilaw, two international networks of independent law firms. JunHe and selected top law firms in major European and Asian jurisdictions are “best friends.” Through these connections, we provide high quality legal services to clients doing business throughout the world.
As the first carbon neutrality fund sponsored by a law firm in China, the BAF Carbon Neutrality Special Fund was jointly established by JunHe and the Beijing Afforestation Foundation (BAF) to promote carbon neutral initiatives, and encourage social collaboration based on the public fundraising platform to mobilize engagement in public welfare campaigns.