International law firm Fieldfisher has expanded its Chinese presence with the opening of an office in Shanghai. This is the second Fieldfisher office in China following its launch in Beijing in November 2016.
The new office is led by Liang Xing, a corporate partner specialising in antitrust and competition, focused primarily on the life sciences, technology and hotels & leisure sectors. Liang advises multinationals on all aspects of Chinese anti-monopoly law, as well as M&A and commercial transactions. He joins from Mylink where he was a partner.
Fieldfisher China Partners Baoen Bai and Ming Zhang, and associate Jie Kong, have relocated to the new office from Beijing.
Zhaofeng Zhou, Fieldfisher's managing partner in China, said: "Shanghai is a truly global city and was the natural location for our next office. The city is home to a number of our clients, as well as of course numerous successful multinationals. "This move is a further sign of our continuing growth as a firm and will, I hope, propel us on to further success. Liang Xing is an experienced lawyer, fluent in English, and as such is very well placed to guide the office forward. Growth is an important part of our plan in China and we expect a further four partners to join the Shanghai office by June."
Michael Chissick, Fieldfisher's managing partner, said: "Since JS Partners became part of the Fieldfisher family in November, through a Swiss verein, we've been working closely to ensure continued growth of the firm in China – and the opening of a Shanghai office is a natural next step: cementing our Chinese presence and ensuring we are even better placed to serve both local and international clients."
The Fieldfisher offices in China are comprised of internationally-focused lawyers who have experience of working at other international firms, working or studying abroad, meaning they are well placed to advise both local and international clients on operations in China and, with the support of the wider Fieldfisher network, around the world.
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