Brightstone Legal has experienced and dedicated solicitors working from offices in both Sydney and China. Drawing on many years of local and international experience, our team can provide clients with high quality support for their business and legal challenges.

Ethan Wang

Principal Solicitor
Managing Director

Principal Solicitor
Managing Director
Education:
•LL.B., University of Sydney
•B.Com (Finance), University of Sydney
Admissions:
•High Court of Australia
•Supreme Court of New South Wales

Ethan Wang is the principal founding solicitor of Brightstone Legal. He has established relationship with a wide of multinational clients having practised in commercial sector, real estate and foreign investment projects. His long-term clients including leading China-based investment groups, major local and overseas developers, private equity funds and high net worth individuals.

Ethan has rich experience and expertise in managing real estate development projects, complex commercial acquisitions and due diligence. He is familiar with Australian foreign investment scheme and has handled all kinds of complex foreign investment matters. Ethan also advises on general corporate law and corporate transactions, including corporate restructurings, acquisitions and disposals, corporate governance and cross border corporate matters.

His other areas of practice include Australian financial services, mortgage and commercial dispute resolution.

Effy Li

Principal Solicitor

Principal Solicitor
Education:
• J.D., University of New South Wales
Admissions :
•High Court of Australia
• Supreme Court of New South Wales

Effy Li is the principal founding solicitor of Brightstone Legal. Over her practising years in Australia, Effy has worked with local and international clients on interstate, cross-border property acquisitions, disposals and foreign investment in Australian real estate market. Effy also represents business owners and organisations in commercial transactions such as business and company acquisitions and sales, commercial leases, franchises, loan and partnership agreements.

Prior to the founding of Brightstone Legal, Effy also studied Law in China and has amassed Chinese foreign investment experience. Equipped with a thorough understanding of both legal systems, she has provided legal advice on state-owned Chinese oil & gas company for their restructuring and outbound investment into Australia.

Ken Yee

Solicitor
Head of China Office

Solicitor
Head of China Office
Education:
•LL.B., University of Sydney
•B.Com, University of Sydney
Admissions:
•Supreme Court of New South Wales

Ken Yee is the head of Brightstone Legal China office. Prior to joining Brightstone Legal, he has worked with a prestigious international administrative/immigration law practice.

Ken has unparalleled experience and success rate in visa application. He specialises in assisting high net worth individuals in developing immigration plans and providing legal advice to circumvent potential immigration risks. In addition, he assists many medium to large enterprises to formulate
migration plans in order to achieve cross border business goals and key performance indicators.

Ken’s list of clients ranges from Fortune 500 companies to medium to large state-owned enterprises and start-ups.

Ken’s areas of service include foreign investment, real estate and providing commercial and strategic advice.

Xiuhui Chow

Solicitor

Solicitor
Education:
•LL.B., University of Sydney
•B.Sc, University of Sydney
Admissions:
•High Court of Australia
•Supreme Court of New South Wales

Xiu Hui practices in the corporate and commercial sector and advises mainly on business acquisition, commercial property projects, financing transactions and financial services. She values and advises on all aspects of drafting and negotiation, contract administration, protection and dispute resolution. Further, she has advised clients in matters relating to regulatory compliance in both the commercial and financial services space.

Xiu Hui started her career working at a general practice firm and has experience in house. In her course of work, she is pragmatic and detailed. She consistently engages her client to provide a balanced approach that is commercially astute.

Yolanda Wang

Solicitor

Solicitor
Education:
•J.D., University of New South Wales
Admissions:
•High Court of Australia
•Supreme Court of New South Wales

In the years of her practice, Yolanda has handled a large number of complex immigration and family law matters. She is dedicated to helping clients find the best way to resolve disputes between family, regarding property and child custody as well as cross-border cooperation to address her client’s commercial problems.

With Yolanda’s in-depth understanding of the immigration policies in Australia, she is able to provide detailed advice to entrepreneurs looking to immigrate to Australia that complements a client’s wealth management portfolio. In handling a spouse immigration or business migration matter, Yolanda is experienced at identifying potential issues encountered with family law and is able to give her clients a comprehensive visa application plan.

Shuonan Zhao

Solicitor

Solicitor
Education:
•LL.B., University of Sydney
•B.Ec, University of Sydney
Admissions:
•High Court of Australia
•Supreme Court of New South Wales

Shuonan started his career working at an accredited migration specialist firm. Thereafter, he commenced working in-house for a group of public listed companies focusing on ASIC and ASX compliances as well as complex transactions, before working as an independent business development consultant. Shuonan later returned to the legal industry and focused on litigation and court work. He has had independent carriage of complex matters in the Federal Courts, State Supreme Courts and District Courts, as well as handling numerous Local Court civil and criminal cases.

Shuonan’s primary areas of practice are company and commercial transactions; commercial, civil and criminal litigations as well as migration law.

Yinlu Sun

Solicitor

Solicitor
Education:
•LL.B., University of Sydney ,
• B.Com, University of Sydney
Admissions:
•High Court of Australia
•Supreme Court of New South Wale

Yinlu has many years of experience practicing in the legal profession with a multicultural background. Prior to joining Brightstone Legal, she managed her own boutique legal practice in Sydney.

Yinlu had represented and assisted local and international property developers, listed companies in the pharmaceutical field and brand supermarket chains. Her areas of expertise include real estate, Australian business establishment, leasing, franchising, civil litigation and dispute resolution. She is proficient at communicating with overseas investors as well as advising on corporate structures and budding business and investment enterprises in Australia.

Annie Yanran Wang

Solicitor

Solicitor
Education:
•LL.B., University of New South Wales
•B.Com, University of New South Wales
Admissions:
•High Court of Australia
•Supreme Court of New South Wales

Annie started her career working at a general practice firm that allowed her to gain experience in a number of areas of law including civil, criminal, family and general commercial matters. Annie then focused her career on assisting clients with civil matters including litigation in the Supreme Court, Federal Courts and lower courts; commercial matters involving Intellectual Property rights protection and enforcement, drafting and reviewing corporate and commercial documents and financing facilities. She has had independent carriage of complex matters and has been the instructing solicitor of senior counsels for various high-value cases.

Annie’s primary areas of practice are commercial and civil litigation, corporate and commercial transactions and Intellectual Property.

Stephanie Wong

Solicitor

Solicitor
Education:
•LL.B., University of Queensland
Admission:
•High Court of Australia
•Supreme Court of New South Wales

Stephanie started her pre-admission career as a clerk in a family law accredited specialist practice. After finding her passion for family law, she practiced in a generalist firm in Sydney CBD, which put her in a unique position to handle a variety of challenging cases, spanning different areas of law, with frequent appearances in New South Wales and Federal courts. She is a panel lawyer of the Legal Aid Family Law Panel and Summary Criminal Law Panel.

Stephanie mainly handles complex family law matters with large asset pools and/or complicated parenting issues, and criminal law matters. She is dedicated to meeting the client’s needs and ensuring that they receive the best possible outcome.

Alex Cao

Solicitor

Solicitor
Education:
•J.D., University of Technology Sydney
Admission:
•High Court of Australia
•Supreme Court of New South Wales

Alex Cao started his legal profession highly focusing on litigation. He has worked in various cases in different court jurisdictions. Mr Cao as the instructing solicitor, successfully enforced the first ever contested Chinese judgements in the Supreme Court in his early career. Mr Cao later found his passion and focused on criminal jurisdiction. He has had the carriage of countless complex criminal matters from AVO matters up to criminal charges would potentially impose over 15 years imprisonment.

Alex has an impressive track records of charge withdrawals, no-convictions, and minimal sentences. Alex’s primary areas of practice are litigations focusing on criminal jurisdiction.

Nicholas Lam

Solicitor

Solicitor
Education:
•LL.B., University of Sydney
•B.Com, University of Sydney
Admission:
•High Court of Australia
•Supreme Court of New South Wales

Nicholas started his career in the private banking industry in Singapore, where he learnt invaluable financial and relationship management skills. He then moved back to Sydney to pursue a legal career as a commercial lawyer. After working with multiple Corporate M&A teams at international law firms, Nicholas began his post-admission career at a boutique law firm in Sydney specialising in property and commercial law. This allowed him to utilise his corporate experience to provide commercially astute legal advice tailored to his clients’ needs.

Nicholas mainly practises in commercial and corporate law, providing advisory on transactional matters, corporate governance and financial services. He also handles transactions related to commercial and residential properties such as leasing, franchising, mortgages and sale agreements for businesses, developments and residential housing. His background in banking & finance helps him to structure his advice to help clients to achieve the best legal and commercial outcome that they require.