Fenwick & West, a leading technology and life sciences law firm, announced today the continued expansion of its China Practice with the opening of a licensed representative office in Shanghai. Fenwick partner Eva Wang, who joined the firm a year ago, will lead the Shanghai office along with five additional U.S. qualified attorneys who are resident in China: Ben Li, Ruomu Li, Jen Z. Liu, Liz Qin and Eric Yao.
“The move to open an office in Shanghai is very much driven by client demand,” said Fenwick chairman, Richard Dickson. “In response to increasing work for technology and life sciences clients based in China as well as U.S. companies doing business in China, we’re making additional investments including recruiting lateral partner Eva Wang a year ago, and now, opening an office in Shanghai and expanding the team to 20 attorneys, including those who reside in the firm’s U.S. offices. Fenwick’s new office, staffed with six talented attorneys, further bolsters our active China practice.”
Eva Wang’s clients include U.S. and China based venture capital funds that invest in China, emerging growth companies based in China and the U.S., and public companies based in China and listed on the U.S. and Hong Kong stock markets. She has been in private practice focused on China for the past 16 years, resident in China for the past 10 years and served as general counsel of Spreadtrum Communications during its IPO on the Nasdaq Stock Market.
“I have been working closely with Ben Li, Jen Z. Liu and Eric Yao for several years and am excited to have them officially join Fenwick, along with Ruomu Li who is rejoining the firm after spending three years in Hong Kong, and Liz Qin who is new to the firm,” said Wang. “It’s an excellent group to service the steady increase in client needs in the region. Fenwick’s investments in the China practice over the course of several years have paved the way for a number of recent successes.”