The Hong Kong Stock Exchange has appointed a former Kirkland & Ellis partner to help oversee the vetting of initial public offerings after her predecessor was charged with taking bribes.

The exchange has named Stephanie Lau to be a managing director and co-head of the IPO vetting team. Starting May 1, Lau will co-lead IPO vetting with managing director Lin Shi and report to Bonnie Chan, the exchange’s head of listing.