Kirsty Dougan is managing director of Warren Partners. She was previously Managing Director of Axiom in Asia, the world’s leading provider of legal advisory services. Prior to her experience with Axiom, she served as Regional Counsel to Diageo where she led the first foreign investment in China’s domestic spirits industry and built Diageo’s first legal function for the Greater China region. She was also Adjunct Professor of Law at Fudan University and East China Normal University of Law and Politics in Shanghai and previously Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Strathclyde where she taught European law, International law and IP and is the author of several leading legal texts in these fields. Post Axiom, she was MD of Vario in APAC for Pinsent Masons for 2 years and more recently, she was in a strategy role as Global Head of Alternative Legal Services for BCLP.