Posted on June 13, 2011 at 5:06 PM
Clifford Chance has added Yasuyuki Takayama, former senior associate at Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu, to its Tokyo team. Takayama began his career at NO & T and then moved to the Bank of Japan as an in-house counsel. He then went back to NO & T, and then became the deputy director to Japan's Financial Services Agency and then returning back to the firm. He specializes in capital markets, structures products as well as financial regulatory matters. Takayama, who will join Chance on July 1st is said to be the first of many new moves to the Tokyo team.
Jones Day has appointed Carolyn McNabb, who formerly worked at Sidley Austin, to its investment funds practice in Singapore. McNabb will be the fifth lawyer on the firm's Singapore investment funds team. She specializes in asset disposition, M & A, fund formation and capital raising.
Covington & Burling LLP has appointed Shaoyu Chen as the firm's managing director of China's food and drug practice. Mr. Chen has significant experience in the field as he served as senior counsel at Amgen Inc, as chief compliance counsel for GE Healthcare (China) as well as serving as assistant chief counsel in the US Food and Drug Administration's Office of Chief Counsel. Mr. Chen advises many clients on legal issues regarding clinical trials, marketing approval, as well as other issues of FDA practice. He advises many Asian, European and North American companies that deal with many food and drug related issues. Mr. Chen was born in China and attended Peking University but received his law dress at the University of Nebraska in the US. Mr. Chen will be a great addition to the already big regulatory capabilities of the firm's China food and drug practice. The team already includes Jason Ma, Scott Cunningham an Jay Friedman all of whom have great strengths in the food and drug practice.
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