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STEPHEN DOWNIE

Partner, Hong Kong

Stephen is a Partner and co-heads Wallbrook’s Asia-Pacific practice, based in Hong Kong. He oversees Wallbrook’s due diligence investigations and strategic research across the APAC region.

Immediately prior to Wallbrook, Stephen worked in the Hong Kong and London offices of Stroz Friedberg, where he covered Greater China and Russia. Earlier in his career, Stephen was an entrepreneur, helping establish a Sino-British education consultancy, before working as a journalist covering Chinese business and politics.

Stephen works in Mandarin Chinese and Russian, and he has focused professionally on APAC business and politics since 2010. He has extensive experience providing a range of investigative and consulting services, from conducting in-house compliance monitoring at major financial institutions to managing bespoke litigation support investigations. Stephen has appeared in broadcast and print media commenting on APAC regulatory and economic affairs.

Stephen holds a bachelor’s degree in Modern and Medieval Languages from the University of Cambridge, and is currently undertaking a Juris Doctor degree at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.