Partner Moves- 6/23/10


Posted on June 23, 2010 at 11:06 PM

Simmons & Simmons has appointed Davis Wang, from King & Wood, as a partner, who will be based in the firm’s new Beijing office when it opens. Wang is a PRC and US qualified lawyer specializing in FDI, M&A, PE investment and fund formation, with a focus on the TMT industry sector. He has more than 15 years of experience representing multinational companies. Prior to joining King & Wood, he practiced law at the Beijing office of New York firm Haythe & Curley and at a venture capital firm in Silicon Valley. He also previously served as general counsel and at senior executive positions for Microsoft, General Mills, and eBay/PayPal in China and the Greater China Region. Initially, Wang will be working in the Shanghai and Hong Kong office of Simmons & Simmons. He is another partner-level practitioner who recently joined an international firm from a leading PRC firm. Michael Wang, previously a partner at Global Law Office, joined Norton Rose's Beijing office earlier this month.

Salans has appointed Darren FitzGerald as partner to its Hong Kong arbitration practice. Fitzgerald joins the firm from Bird and Bird’s Hong Kong office, where he was head of the Asia dispute resolution and China employment groups. FitzGerald has specialized in international arbitration and cross-border litigation, with a focus on Hong Kong and PRC-related disputes. He is a chartered arbitrator and fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, panel arbitrator of the Shanghai Arbitration Commission, and a panelist for the Hong Kong Office of the Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Centre.

Jones Day has welcomed back Tadakatsu Sano, former chief executive assistant to former Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama, as partner in the firm’s Tokyo office. He joined Jones Day as a partner in 2006. He had worked on behalf of a wide range of domestic and foreign clients, focusing on legal risk management and regulatory compliance. His main specialties were security trade control, product safety regulation, foreign investment law, antitrust law and litigation. Prime Minister Hatoyama appointed him Chief Executive Assistant for Government Affairs in September 2009, and from that time served in that capacity for a period of eight months.

Winston & Strawn has added a new corporate and M&A partner, Bertrand Theaud, to its Shanghai office. Theaud was most recently a partner for DLA Piper in Shanghai. Theaud has participated in the structuring and closing of various domestic and cross-border deals for French and other foreign clients in diverse industries, with a more specific expertise in retail and chemical.

AllBright has appointed David Tang, former senior counsel as corporate partner. Prior to Tang’s appointment at AllBright, he worked as a member in China practice group at Coudert Brothers and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, for more than 14 years, focusing on corporate, corporate finance, cross-border direct investments, M&A and corporate restructuring.  His role at AllBright is to collaborate with his new team members to build up a first-class platform for both domestic and foreign clients.

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