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May is the first woman to become Asia Managing Partner of Herbert Smith Freehill, leading a team of approximately 600 people across nine offices in Asia. She is the partner sponsor of the Gender Equity Matters (GEM) Network and plays an integral part in creating a more diverse and inclusive working environment at her firm, and promoting and protecting individual rights in Hong Kong. May represented Herbert Smith Freehills’ Hong Kong office to sign the Fair Hiring Pledge, encouraging employees in Hong Kong to hire domestic workers fairly. Under May’s leadership, the firm signed a government-led Code of Practice against Discrimination in Employment on the Grounds of Sexual Orientation in 2018. This code was to facilitate self-regulation on the part of employers to eliminate the discriminatory practices. In addition to this, May has been teaching “International Arbitration in the Asia-Pacific region” at Beijing’s Tsinghua University.

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