ELIZABETH RESIDE / 李思
Elizabeth Reside is an Australian-qualified solicitor working for Herbert Smith Freehills LLP (HSF) in London. Prior to joining HSF in 2014, she volunteered with the Aboriginal Legal Service (Canberra), and worked as a paralegal at Jonathan Wong Lawyers in Melbourne.
Elizabeth's interest in the Australia-China relationship began while studying Mandarin at secondary school, where she received the International Baccalaureate Prize for Mandarin. She continued to pursue her interest in Mandarin and Chinese culture at university, graduating with a Bachelor of Laws (Hons)/Bachelor of Asia Pacific Studies (Chinese) from the Australian National University in 2013.
Elizabeth is a passionate supporter of the Essendon Football Club and, when she has time, enjoys watching Chinese dramas, reading and baking apple pies.
Michael is a lawyer at King & Wood Mallesons in Sydney. His primary areas of practice are cross-border mergers & acquisitions and equity capital markets. Prior to joining KWM, Michael worked as a researcher for a Sydney barrister and volunteered at the Centre for Asian and Pacific Law at the University of Sydney.
Michael’s interest in Sino-Australian affairs began with a high school exchange program to Beijing in 2006. He became fascinated with Chinese language and culture and has since returned for work and study in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong.
Michael holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Sydney. He is a competitive tennis player and spent six months coaching at a tennis academy in China while studying Mandarin at Beijing Language & Culture University.