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Karas So LLP expands Its Dispute Resolution capabilities

Posted on 6 May 2024

Karas So LLP in association with Mishcon de Reya is pleased to announce the appointment of Stella Hu and Tara Hamilton as Special Counsel, as the firm continues to grow its dispute resolution capabilities.

Stella Hu, an accomplished arbitration specialist, is skilled in navigating the intricacies of resolving complex commercial disputes between Chinese and foreign parties. She has represented clients in HKIAC, ICC, SIAC, LCIA, SCC and CIETAC arbitration. Stella’s recognition as a “Rising Star” in China Dispute Resolution by Legal 500 Asia Pacific highlights her technical excellence and client-focused approach. Prior to joining Karas So LLP, Stella worked for Dechert and Herbert Smith Freehills. Stella commented: “I am pleased to have joined a highly professional and dynamic firm. I look forward to expanding my cross-border dispute practice and to embracing new opportunities here.” 

Tara Hamilton, a seasoned litigator, brings over a decade of experience in both contentious and non-contentious insolvency and restructuring matters. She has extensive experience in advising debtors, creditors, and other stakeholders in high-stake enforcement work and multi-jurisdictional transactions. She is recognised as a “Rising Star” in Hong Kong Restructuring and Insolvency by Legal 500 Asia Pacific and the IFLR1000 Asia Pacific. Prior to joining Karas So LLP, Tara worked for Weil Gotshal & Manges and Ropes & Gray. Tara commented: “I am delighted to join Karas So LLP.  It’s exciting to be part of a growing team who are involved in some of the most high-profile and complex matters in the region.”

Jason Karas, Managing Partner of Karas So LLP, said: “We are excited to welcome Tara and Stella to our team. As we continue to expand our disputes and investigation capacity, their diverse professional backgrounds will further enhance our ability to serve our clients throughout the region.”

The appointments of Tara Hamilton and Stella Hu underscore Karas So LLP in association with Mishcon de Reya’s commitment to delivering innovative solutions and achieving successful outcomes for clients in Asia and internationally.