Partner Moves & Promotions: July 13, 2012


Posted on July 13, 2012 at 9:07 PM

O’Melveny & Meyers Hires HK Partner

O’Melveny & Meyers hired Gigi Woo in their Hong Kong office. Woo is a capital markets specialist, who joins OMM from Standard Chartered bank. She served as SCB’s global head of debt and equity capital markets legal professional. Woo has also worked at Clifford Chance and Slaughter and May.

Allen & Gledhill Promotes Managing Partner

Allen & Gledhill promoted Lee Kim Shin to take over as managing partner in its Singapore office. Working for the firm since 1987, Shin will take charge of the day-to-day administrative tasks of the office. He will be replacing Lucien Wong, who has been promoted to chairman and senior partner.

White & Case Hires M&A Partne

White & Case hired  Tao Lan to its Beijing office. The former Dewey & LeBoeuf partner brings his M&A expertise, as well as his client base of several national and multinational companies with him to White and Case. He has advised energy conglomorates CNPC, CNOOC and Sinopec on major transactions in emerging markets.

Clayton Utz Hires Partner

Clayton Utz has expanded its national energy and resources capability with the appointment of Jonathan Li as a partner in its corporate practice, based in Melbourne. Li has broad-ranging domestic and international energy and resources experience, with a particular focus on the mining industry.

Loeb & Loeb Appoints Partner

Loeb & Loeb has appointed Roger C Peng as a partner in its Beijing office. Peng was most recently a partner in the Beijing office of Paul Hastings, prior to which he served as managing partner of Hogan & Hartson’s (now Hogan Lovells) Beijing office. Peng’s practice focuses on M&As, private equity, venture capital, and complex commercial transactions, with a particular focus on transactions in telecommunications, Internet, media, software and other technology sectors.

Mayer Brown Adds Partners

Mayer Brown JSM has firmed up its corporate practice in Mainland China with the addition of Henry Wang and Billy Au as partners. Wang will be based in Beijing as head of investments, China. Formerly the managing partner of Dechert’s Beijing office, he has 20 years of experience in advising tier-one multinational companies and industry leaders on corporate matters. Au was formerly an Of counsel at Orrick, Herrington and Sutcliffe in Hong Kong and Herbert Smith in Beijing prior to joining Mayer Brown JSM. He has extensive experience in global offerings, inbound and outbound M&As and other corporate finance exercises of Chinese state-owned and privately-owned enterprises.



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