Texas law firm Vinson & Elkins has announced that it will open an office in Abu Dhabi. Vinson & Elkins also has an office in Dubai, making it the first American firm to have offices in both Middle Eastern legal centers. London energy partner Lewis Jones will move to Abu Dhabi to head the office as an administrative partner.
Jones Day has announced the hiring of a new partner in their Beijing office. Jingzhou Tao was formerly the managing partner of DLA Piper’s Beijing office. He practices transportation law.