May, the first female managing partner in Asia, has been instrumental in creating a more diverse and inclusive working environment at her firm, and promoting and protecting individual rights in Hong Kong. In 2018, May led the firm to sign up to a Code of Practice against Discrimination in Employment on the Grounds of Sexual Orientation. She has simplified and updated the firm’s agile working policy to allow more flexible and efficient ways of working for employees. The firm has also seen improvements in terms of maternity and paternity leave policies under May’s leadership. May represented the firm’s Hong Kong office to sign the Fair Hiring Pledge, committing the firm to encouraging their employees in Hong Kong to hire domestic workers fairly. Externally, May is passionate about nurturing new generations of legal talent including a number of young female lawyers-to-be, and she leads the firm’s efforts in developing home-grown PRC lawyers under the firm’s PRC Scholarship Programme.

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