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Annie Tang

Annie Tang

Co-Managing Director


Recruits for: General Counsels, Heads of Legal, Senior In-house Counsels, Financial Services Lawyers, Heads of Compliance

Annie commenced her professional career as a qualified Hong Kong lawyer.  She graduated from the University of Lancaster with a BA Honours in English.  Subsequently, Annie embarked on legal studies and studied the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law, York and a legal career ensued in 1995 after she relocated to Hong Kong.  She trained with an international UK law firm in Hong Kong and qualified in 1997 and practised for a number of years in dispute resolution with international law firms before switching careers into legal recruitment in 2005.  In 2010, Annie co-founded Star Anise with her brother, Chris, and in 2021, Star Anise Leaderership & Training (SALT) and Yuzu contracting and flexible outsourcing services for lawyers and other professional talent.

Annie enjoys travelling, trying international cuisine with friends and family, exploring and appreciating outdoor nature (when it’s not too hot!) and watching performing arts. Get to know Annie more by reading our interview with her! 

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Chris Tang

Chris Tang

Co-Managing Director


Recruits for: Law Firm Partners and Teams, C-Suite Executives, Senior Support Professionals, Yuzu flexible legal talent

Chris qualified as a solicitor of England & Wales. He read Law at the University of Exeter, England (part of the Russell Group of Universities in the UK) and subsequently studied his Legal Practice Course (LPC) at Nottingham Law School in England. After training with a top 20 UK law firm he specialised in Corporate M&A and private equity law, becoming a director (Of Counsel) in the corporate team of a major national law firm.  He was actively involved in the recruitment, training and development of legal staff in his firm (including acting as trainee supervisor). Following a move to Hong Kong he co-founded Star Anise with his business partner and sister, Annie, and in 2021, Yuzu Limited (contracting and flexible outsourcing talent) and Star Anise Leadership & Training (SALT).

In addition, Chris is actively involved in various voluntary activities. As a strong supporter of his alma maters, Chris is the current Chairman of the Exeter Hong Kong Alumni group, the official Hong Kong chapter of the University of Exeter alumni network. He was also Chris is the official Ambassador for the Hong Kong Alumni chapter of Nottingham Trent University (which incorporates Nottingham Law School) from 2014-2021.

In his spare time, Chris is a semi-professional photographer, a keen cook, footballer, traveller and cultural explorer, and a life-long Liverpool FC fan.

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Davyd Wong

Davyd Wong

General Counsel


Recruits for: n/a

Davyd is a graduate of the University of New South Wales, Australia, and is a solicitor admitted to practice in the courts of both Hong Kong and Australia. He is a seasoned commercial lawyer with specialist expertise in finance and dispute resolution, having practiced at top-tier Australian and ‘Magic Circle’ firms before taking senior in-house legal roles at a multinational advisory firm and a central bank. He is also a qualified mediator and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Davyd also has a long standing interest in advancing the practice of law, improving access to justice and the protection of fundamental rights. He co-founded the Hong Kong Centre for Pro Bono Service Ltd, is a current member of the Law Society of Hong Kong’s Pro Bono Committee, and a director of the Hong Kong Association of Corporate Counsel. Outside of the law, Davyd enjoys playing tennis, black and white photography, reading and swimming (usually all at the same time, which could explain why he isn't good at any of them).

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Sybil Yang

Sybil Yang

Manager


Recruits for: Temporary and permanent back-office administrative and business services professionals

Sybil is a manager of Yuzu’s contracting and outsourcing business, spearheading the sourcing and management of temporary administrative staff, as well as providing permanent recruitment solutions for business services professionals via Star Anise. 

She graduated with a degree in Aviation Management from the University of Coventry, England. Before joining Yuzu, Sybil gained 8 years’ experience in two major multinational recruitment agencies before joining Yuzu in 2022 as a manager to support the growth of its Contracting & Outsourcing Business. She is fluent in Cantonese, English and Mandarin. In addition, Sybil is an active member of the Junior Chambers International (JCI), an international association, where she volunteers in various community projects during her spare time.
 

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Beatrice Redgrave-Scott

Beatrice Redgrave-Scott

Associate Consultant (In-house Legal)


Recruits for: In-house Counsels, company secretaries, and paralegals

Beatrice is an Associate Consultant and a member of the in-house legal recruitment team at Star Anise. Before joining Star Anise, Beatrice graduated with an LL.B at the University of Leeds, England, with an additional year studying Human Resource Management at Sophia University, Tokyo.

Following on from her Undergraduate degree she went on to achieve an Academic Scholarship awarded by the Chinese University of Hong Kong to study her LLM in International Economic Law. With an impressive legal academic background, Beatrice has also interned in various law firms within the UK and in Hong Kong to hone her practice skills within the field. 

In her spare time, Beatrice is passionate about horse riding, and helped pioneer the ‘Hong Kong Horse Riding Society’ Summer Camp 2021.
 

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Amrita Hardikar

Amrita Hardikar

Senior Research Consultant


Recruits for: n/a

Amrita is a Senior Research Consultant at Star Anise who conducts market research and provides intelligence, data and business support to the private practice team. She qualified as a lawyer in India and gained experience working for commercial law firms and in in-house legal teams with multi-national companies. 

Prior to joining Star Anise, Amrita was working with Accenture Solutions Private Limited in India. She was a part of the Global Legal Network (GLN), India Contracting Function supporting the Middle East region. Later, she was a part of the GLN APAC Acquisitions team where she provided end-to-end support to Accenture acquisitions globally with focus on Due-Diligence of client and vendor contracts, Post-Merger Integration activities and Contract Management Integration support. Early in her career, Amrita worked in a commercial law firm where she gained both litigation and non-litigation experience. 

Apart from law she loves to read, listen to music and travel with her family.

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Shirin Orozalieva

Shirin Orozalieva

Marketing Analyst


Recruits for: n/a

Shirin joined Star Anise in 2021 as a Marketing & Research Analyst, providing social media, events, and other marketing and business development support to the Star Anise group of companies, as well as supporting the private practice team of Star Anise Legal with market intelligence, data and business support. Since April 2022, she has moved into a dedicated marketing role where she is helping the team develop exciting new marketing ideas.   

A native of Kyrgyzstan, Shirin was attracted to Hong Kong's reputation as a dynamic city for international business and arrived] in the city to pursue her higher education. She graduated in the summer of 2021 from The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) with a Bachelor degree in Business Administration (BBA), majoring in the Management of International Business & minoring in Spanish. A multilingual talent, Shirin is bilingual in Russian and English, and speaks Spanish, Turkish and Korean to varying levels. 

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Irene Wong

Irene Wong

Secretary


Recruits for: n/a

Irene is a secretary at Star Anise. She assists with enquiries from both clients and candidates and has over 20 years’ experience as both a legal secretary with international law firms and as a senior secretary with a major international recruitment firm in Hong Kong.  Irene is fluent in English and Cantonese. 

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Kelly Chao

Kelly Chao

Secretary


Recruits for: n/a

Kelly is a native of Taiwan and graduated with a Bachelor degree in Business Administration in Marketing from Houston Baptist University, Texas, US.  Since graduating she has gained administration and secretarial support experience with recruitment firms in Hong Kong. 

In addition to providing full secretarial support, Kelly assists with external enquiries from both clients and candidates.  Kelly is a native Mandarin speaker and is also fluent in English and Cantonese.

 

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