Kelly is a partner of the Hong Kong office of Kirkland & Ellis. She has earned a well-deserved reputation for handling difficult commercial and insolvency related disputes, often requiring urgent action to prevent the movement or dissipation of assets. Kelly has worked on claims in jurisdictions including Hong Kong, China, Canada, Japan, Singapore, Korea, Philippines, Australia and throughout the Caribbean. Consequently, Kelly has a wealth of experience in managing and running cross-border litigation, including pursuing claims arising from corporate collapses.

Kelly is especially skilled with urgent applications whether they be appointments of Receivers or Provisional Liquidators and/or injunctions to freeze assets and obtain books and records.

Kelly also has particular experience in asset recovery and tracing, fraud investigations, borrower default actions, fund and shareholder disputes. Her commercial and creative approach, close working relationship with clients and ability to manage large and geographically diverse teams has resulted in the successful and early resolution of numerous difficult disputes.

Kelly’s outstanding practice has received wide recognition. In 2017 and 2014, she was awarded ‘Best in Insolvency and Restructuring’ at Euromoney Asia Women in Business Law Awards.



“Dispute Resolution Star”, Insolvency, Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific (2019)


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2003, Hong Kong, Solicitor
  • 1999, Victoria, Australia (non-practicing)


  • Deakin UniversityLL.B.1996
  • Deakin University