Our Team

Laura Zhao

JD NYU School of Law 2002

Laura was born and raised in Beijing. After attending college and law school in the United States, she worked in private practice with Paul Weiss in New York and Skadden, Arps in Hong Kong. She also worked in-house with Credit Suisse’s IBD legal team in Hong Kong. In recruitment, Laura has focused on servicing international law firms, MNCs and major financial institutions regionally and successfully placed attorneys and compliance professionals at all levels in Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai and Singapore.

She has been living and working in Hong Kong since 2004. Laura has an extensive network of contacts within the legal community in mainland China and Hong Kong.

Kathy Togni (Retired)

JD Cornell Law School 1994

Kathy is a NY qualified lawyer with over eight years corporate practice and litigation experience gained in leading law firms in New York and Hong Kong, lastly in the Hong Kong office of Milbank Tweed. In 2002 Kathy formed KTI Limited, the predecessor of Togni & Zhao, to link global institutions operating in Asia with high caliber internationally trained lawyers. Over the last decade, Kathy has successfully placed lawyers at all levels with international law firms, banks and financial institutions, and multinational corporations.

Kathy has been living and working in Hong Kong since 2000. Her network of contacts spans the Asia Pacific region, and her placements include Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Tokyo, Singapore, Seoul, Mumbai, New Delhi and the United States.

Candice Kwong

Candice is a Consultant at Togni & Zhao. She was born in Hong Kong and grew up in Norway where her family ran a Chinese restaurant. During her college years, she has spent time in England and Australia. After spending many years at different countries, Candice decided it was time to move back to Hong Kong, where her Hong Kong roots and language skills would be an advantage for her. Candice worked at KTI Limited (the predecessor of Togni & Zhao) for a year, where she had conducted research and recruited on a part-time basis. After she completed her studies, she worked in the corporate event industry for two years before rejoining Togni & Zhao in early 2015. Candice works on private practice placements regionally. She is fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin and English.