Posted on April 13, 2011 at 4:04 PM
Li’s appointment has facilitated the firm's growth strategy, developing its team of Western-trained, Chinese speaking attorneys with specialization in Chinese law and international business transactions. The firm has offices in Hong Kong, Tokyo, Beijing, New York, London, Washington and Wilmington.
Piyasena Perera, M&A specialist partner, left Magic Circle firm Allen & Overy to join Japanese Big Four, Anderson Mori & Tomotsune as a special foreign counsel. Perera, has experience in advising corporations, investment banks, hedge funds, and private equity firms on a a diverse range of transactions in the US and throughout Asia: including Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, the PRC, India, Indonesia, the Philippines and Singapore. Prior to his appointment at AMT, Perera spent over seven years in Allen & Overy’s Tokyo office as a corporate finance partner, with a concentration on cross-border M&A, investment funds, general corporate, and security matters. Additionally, he spent two years as a counsel at life sciences specialist law firm, Fenwick & West. He also spent four years at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, and two years at Willkie Farr & Gallagher as an associate.
Pillsbury Winthrip Shaw Pittman LLP has named Woon-Wah Siu as the new office Managing Partner for its Shanghai office. Ms. Siu who is a veteran corporate and securities lawyer, specializes in China-oriented capital markets transactions. Additionally, Scott Kline, a Shanghai-based partner was chosen as the firm's China representative.
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