Gibson Dunn Expands in Beijing and Hong Kong with Two Partners

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that the firm is expanding its presence in Beijing and Hong Kong with two partners, Patricia Tan Openshaw and Fang Xue. Openshaw, formerly with Paul Hastings, has joined the firm’s Hong Kong office and will continue her energy and infrastructure practice. Xue, previously with Shearman & Sterling, has joined the firm’s Beijing office and will continue to focus her practice on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, going private transactions and other general corporate transactions.

“We are pleased to welcome Patricia and Fang to the firm,” said Ken Doran, Chairman and Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn. “Both women are held in high regard in the Asian business and legal communities. Patricia is best known for energy and infrastructure projects in the region as well as corporate and finance transactions in the Philippines and other parts of Asia, while Fang is best known for inbound and outbound transactions involving China. Their practices will complement our existing strengths in Asia and further enhance our expanding presence in China.”

“We are delighted to have Patricia on board,” said Kelly Austin, Partner in Charge of the Hong Kong office. “She is a very experienced energy and infrastructure lawyer with a well-established practice and strong reputation in the Asia region. Her addition will add depth to our energy and infrastructure practice in Asia and firmwide.”

“Fang is a terrific addition to Gibson Dunn,” said Joseph Barbeau, Partner in Charge of the Beijing office. “She is a savvy lawyer, who is well regarded in the China market. Her experience with Chinese clients on outbound work and with international companies on their interests in China will be an asset to the firm as we continue to expand in China and the Asia region.”

Openshaw commented, “I am very pleased to join Gibson Dunn and be a part of the firm’s expanding energy and infrastructure practice. Gibson Dunn has tremendous depth in the energy and infrastructure space, covering not just transactional work but also environmental and regulatory affairs as well as litigation and international arbitration. Furthermore, the strength of the firm’s corporate and disputes practices in Asia and globally forms a compelling platform that will assist me in delivering excellent service in a broad range of areas to clients.”

“I was drawn to Gibson Dunn’s strong international platform, its premier reputation for high-quality legal work and the breadth of the practice areas it offers,” said Xue. “The firm was the right foundation for me to continue to build out my China-focused international M&A practice.”

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