Today, Fenwick & West, announced that Karen Yan has joined the firm as a corporate partner in Shanghai. Ms. Yan represents international companies in corporate financings, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, initial public offerings, private equity transactions and U.S. securities law compliance. She recently represented Baozun Inc. in its successful U.S. IPO and Keystone Lodging Holdings in its acquisition from Expedia of an interest in eLong. In addition, Counsel Alexandra Yin and Special Associate Liz Qin have joined Fenwick’s corporate group in Shanghai, which provides capital markets, M&A, private financing and other legal services to companies and investors primarily in the technology, media and life sciences industries. (more…)
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP is pleased to announce that Ning Zhang has joined the Beijing office as a Corporate partner.
Ning brings extensive experience in M&A, private equity and venture capital (both investor side and company side), as well as capital markets (both U.S. and Hong Kong). He represents leading private equity and venture capital funds (including Actis, BAI, CBC Capital, COFCO Agricultural Industrial Equity Investment Fund, CDH, Goldman Sachs, IDG, GSR Ventures, JAFCO, Matrix Partners, Northern Light, SAIF Partners, Sequoia Capital, TA Associates and Warburg Pincus) investing in Chinese companies, and also advises Chinese companies through all stages of their life cycle, from restructuring, debt and equity financings, outbound investments and acquisitions, public offerings in Hong Kong and the U.S. to trade sales and going-private transactions. He represents Chinese technology companies in raising capital from the U.S. and Hong Kong, as well as fund clients based around the world in their investments in Chinese companies. He also has extensive experience in the healthcare sector. (more…)
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP announced today that Shuang Zhao will shortly join the firm as a partner in its Hong Kong office. Ms. Zhao, 45, joins the firm from the Hong Kong office of Shearman & Sterling LLP, where she was a partner focusing on capital markets transactions.
“Cleary Gottlieb has had a continuous presence in Asia for 35 years. The addition of Shuang demonstrates our continued deep commitment to our practice there, and it follows the firm’s launch of a local law practice in Hong Kong in early 2011 and the opening of our Seoul office in 2012,” said Cleary Gottlieb Managing Partner Mark Leddy. “Shuang adds deep China-based expertise and experience to our already internationally recognized global capital markets practice.” With the addition of Ms. Zhao, the firm will have approximately 60 lawyers in Hong Kong, Beijing, and Seoul, including nine partners and two counsel. (more…)
Winston & Strawn LLP has announced that Charles Mo and Joanne Mok have joined the firm’s litigation practice as a partner and associate, respectively, in Hong Kong. Prior to joining Winston, Mr. Mo and Ms. Mok practiced at Sidley Austin LLP.
“Charles’ diverse experience will play a key role in rounding out our growing litigation practice in Asia. His dispute resolution background speaks for itself, and his experience in various other areas will be a valuable asset to our clients,” said David Hall-Jones, Winston & Strawn’s Asia managing partner. (more…)
Akin Gump is pleased to announce that Paul Greening will join the firm in Hong Kong as a partner in its oil and gas practice, effective July 20. Mr. Greening, who focuses on international energy, utilities and infrastructure projects as well as energy-focused cross-border M&A, comes to Akin Gump from Vinson & Elkins. With an expected move to Akin Gump’s Singapore office later in the year, Mr. Greening will bolster the firm’s oil and gas capabilities across Asia.
“The energy industry continues to be a significant focus for the firm, both in Asia and across the globe,” said Akin Gump chairperson Kim Koopersmith. “Paul is a first-rate lawyer and a strategic addition to our team who has deep experience in the oil and gas sector. Working alongside our lawyers in the United States, Europe and the Middle East, he will be a great fit with our firmwide energy practice.” (more…)
Johneth Chongseo Park has joined Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP as a partner in the firm’s Corporate practice group, based in the firm’s Seoul office. Park joins from Simpson Thacher.
Park’s primary areas of concentration include capital markets, mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions. He has extensive experience representing corporate, financial and government-affiliated clients in Korea-related work as well as work in other jurisdictions. Park is a native speaker of Korean.
Park has worked on securities offerings by a wide range of Korean issuers, including The Republic of Korea, The Export-Import Bank of Korea, Korea Electric Power Corporation, Korea Hydro-Nuclear Power, Korea Western Power, Korea Midland Power, Korea East-West Power, Korea South-East Power, Korea Gas Corporation, Korea Expressway Corporation, Korea Land & Housing Corporation, Cheil Industries, Samsung Life Insurance, Shinhan Financial Group, Shinhan Bank, Hyundai Motors, Hyundai Capital Services, Hyundai Card, POSCO, POSCO Engineering & Construction, POSCO Specialty Steel, STX, SK Telecom, Gravity, WiderThan and C&M, among others, and periodic SEC reporting by KEPCO and Shinhan Financial Group. (more…)
Weil announced today that Charles Ching has joined the Firm’s China practice as a corporate partner. Mr. Ching, who will be based in Shanghai, joins Weil from the Hong Kong office of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, where he was partner. He has wide-ranging experience advising clients on complex Private Equity and M&A transactions and securities offerings.
Barry Wolf, Weil’s Executive Partner, commented: “Charles will be an excellent addition to the corporate team in China. His depth and diversity of experience will complement the great work we do in Asia, and in China in particular, and further strengthen our transactional offerings to our private equity and public company clients.” (more…)
Recently, Shiduo (David) Xu joined Beijing office of Zhong Lun Law Firm as a partner. David graduated from the Public Security University of China (Beijing) with a BA in literature and University of International Business and Economics (Beijing) with an LLM degree in international business law. He is qualified in PRC. David is native in Chinese and fluent in English. He also speaks French and German. (more…)
White Collar specialist Samuel Williamson is joining the firm as a partner based in Shanghai, a new office for the firm. Before joining Quinn Emanuel, Williamson was head of Kirkland & Ellis’ Asia-based Government Enforcement and Investigations Practice. He will have a similar role at Quinn Emanuel as managing partner of the firm’s new Shanghai office, which will open once regulatory approvals are obtained. (more…)
Leading offshore law firm, Mourant Ozannes, has announced that litigation partner Shaun Folpp will head to the firm’s Hong Kong office to establish a contentious restructuring and litigation offering to Asia based clients.
The move will build on the substantial amount of BVI and Cayman Islands litigation, restructuring and insolvency work already being undertaken by the firm in the region. Shaun, who will be practising BVI and Cayman law, will spearhead the growth of a dedicated litigation practice to support the existing corporate, finance, investment funds and international trust work. (more…)
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, the premier provider of legal services to technology, life sciences, and growth enterprises worldwide, is pleased to announce that Dan Ouyang has become a partner in the firm’s corporate and securities practice. Formerly a partner at Paul Hastings, Ouyang brings extensive experience with U.S. and Hong Kong capital markets, bond offerings, and private equity and M&A transactions. She will be based in the firm’s Beijing and Hong Kong offices. (more…)