Partner Moves & Promotions - 9/2/2010


Posted on September 2, 2010 at 6:09 PM

Allen & Overy has relocated London partner Gary McLean to Hong Kong and has named him head of the firm's Asia-Pacific corporate practice. The move underscores the firm's expanded corporate presence across Asia, which includes their recent office openings in Jakarta and Australia. Mr. McLean, who has been with A&O since 1988 and a partner since 1996. He had previously worked at the firm' Hong Kong office and focuses his practice on M&A, asset financing, outsourcing transactions, joint ventures and corporate recovery work. More recently, Mr. McLean served as US counsel to the international underwriters for the Agricultural Bank of China, the work's largest IPO.

Sheppard Mullin has added Jenny Liu, previously with DLA Piper's Beijing office, as Special Counsel at their Shanghai office. This appointment follows the recent hire of Partner Don Williams, formerly with Wilson Sonsini, to their growing Shanghai corporate practice. Having worked in Beijing for many years, Ms. Liu's appointment brings Sheppard's sole Asia office an expanded network in China, in addition to her experience representing Chinese emerging companies on a variety of licensing, employment, corporate restructuring and acquisition matters.

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