Joanna Donne


Joanna is a director in the Hong Kong office where she advises Asian and international clients on communications campaigns with a particular focus on stakeholder engagement and communications during critical moments such as transactions, leadership transition, crisis and litigation.

Joanna started her career as a solicitor with the international law firm, Linklaters, where she advised on capital markets transactions in London, New York and Hong Kong. Prior to joining Brunswick, Joanna was responsible for strategic communications and outreach at one of Hong Kong’s leading NGOs, The Women’s Foundation, focusing on promoting gender quality and increasing female representation in the workplace.

Joanna’s experience includes advising a number of high profile Asian conglomerates as well as clients in the consumer and hospitality, financial institutions and private equity space. Corporate transactional experience includes advising CITIC Pacific on its US$37bn acquisition of CITIC Ltd, Wing Hang Bank on its takeover by OCBC and C.P. Group on a number of acquisitions including its US$9.4bn purchase of HSBC's stake in Ping An Insurance Company.

Joanna has BA in Psychology and Physiology and a master’s degree in Social Anthropology, both from Worcester College, Oxford, and a law conversion from BBP Law School in London.