Office Openings - 9/1/2010


Posted on September 1, 2010 at 4:09 PM

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati will launch a new office in Hong Kong, its second in Asia after opening a Shanghai office in 2008. The new office will include Weiheng Chen, recently hired from Milbank, who has been named as the Co-head of Wilson Sonsini's China practice. Mr. Chen will work in collaboration with the firm's current head of China, Carmen Chang, in opening the office in the coming months. The expansion into Hong Kong is due to the volume of Chinese cross-border transactions and the move of many US client operations of China, said Wilson Sonsini CEO Steve Bochner.

Minter Ellison has officially opened its third office in Greater China, with the recent opening of its Beijing office. Minter which has had offices in Hong Kong since the early 1980s and a Shanghai office since 1999, will focus it's Beijing practice on outbound M&A and inbound and outbound investment opportunities. The team in Beijing will include partner Sam Farrands, as well as lawyers Tim Knowles, Andrew Thomson and Kevin Zhou.

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