International law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer today appointed Gang Yuan (袁钢) as Head of Energy and Natural Resources in China.
Gang specialises in energy and resources (ENR) related corporate and regulatory work and regularly advises state-owned Chinese energy and resource companies in their cross-border transactions.
Robert Ashworth, Freshfields Asia managing partner commented: “Gang is a well respected lawyer with a great track-record, especially in the oil and gas industry. As China’s demand for energy continues to grow, Gang will lead Freshfields’ work in assisting our Chinese energy and natural resources clients fulfil their overseas ambitions, from M&A and joint ventures to the development of international energy projects. We have been building out our ENR capability in Asia in response to client demand and Gang’s arrival is another important step in that process.”
Gang joins a highly respected energy team in the region and will work closely with Freshfields energy specialists, including partners Gavin MacLaren (South East Asia) and Mark Plenderleith (Tokyo), as well as global energy group head Jonathan Rees (Abu Dhabi).
Teresa Ko, Freshfields China Chairman, added: “Gang’s experience and specialist capabilities in energy and natural resources sectors are a perfect compliment to our existing talent and team and we all look forward to working with him and developing our practice even further.”
Gang received his JD from the University of Iowa College of Law. He earned his LLM at Peking University. He is qualified to practice law in the PRC and is admitted to the bar in the state of California. He joins Freshfields from the Beijing office of a US law firm.
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