Antony Sassi is a leading litigator in the Hong Kong market, as well as Managing Partner, Asia for international law firm RPC. Starting his career in London, Antony has been based in Asia for over 15 years. He has a particular focus on defending professionals and D&Os and advising more broadly on financial lines related matters and has handled some of the largest claims in Asia over the last few years.
During his time in Asia, Antony has seen a shift – in both law firms and commercial organisations – in their desire to better foster, support and develop all talent groups. Though the I&D landscape is still developing in Asia, in today’s environment, it has never been more critical for organisations to demonstrate their commitment to addressing gender equality. Antony is passionately committed to effecting lasting change in this area.
In his role as the Managing Partner of RPC’s Asia practice, Antony understands that success in I&D won’t happen in a vacuum – it requires proactive strategies and policies to meaningfully move the dial. Sitting on RPC’s management board, Antony is close to – and a strong advocate for – the firm’s policies and initiatives to improve gender equality results. He was, for example, involved in the firm’s decision to commit to a 30% target for female representation in the Partnership and the RPC Gender Balance Plan, which is a targeted, 15-point action plan to address areas where gender imbalance can occur.
RPC in Hong Kong is also one of the founding firms of Taikoo WIN (Women’s Inspire Network), set up in support of the individuals and businesses of Taikoo Place in their pursuit of gender equity. Antony is an active “male ally” and a regular contributor to the network. More broadly he is active in the legal leadership community and works with other firms to share best practice and resources with the desire to create long term and lasting changes in Hong Kong’s legal community. Antony is also a supporter of TEDxTinHauWomen, having sponsored and attended the event since its inception in 2018.