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Hogan Lovells adds three partner team in Shanghai

Hogan Lovells is strengthening its Corporate & Finance practice in Greater China with the hire of three Corporate partners, Don Williams, Tony Mou and Cheng Xu.Williams, who is US qualified, advises on a broad range of cross border transactions (particularly M&A, PE/VC and capital markets) with a strong focus on the TMT sector.

Mou focuses on general corporate and transactional matters with a particular emphasis on capital raising transactions, joint venture and foreign direct investment, M&A, as well as venture capital fund formation. 

Xu’s practice focuses on PE/VC transactions and cross-border M&A in addition to general corporate and business matters, with expertise in “offshore” China transactions, M&A transactions throughout Asia and major Western markets, and Sino-foreign joint ventures.

“I’ve worked with members of the Hogan Lovells team in the past and have always been impressed by the firm’s high quality client service, the strength, breadth and sophistication of its international platform, particularly its strong commitment to Asia, and by its culture of collaboration across the partnership,” says Williams. “The depth of understanding of its clients’ global business and regulatory requirements allows the team to deliver strategic cross border advice on some of the most high profile and complex M&A transactions. We are delighted to join the Shanghai office and to become part of a wider team that we hold in high regard.” 

David Gibbons, Global Head of the Corporate & Finance practice, says: “We are delighted to welcome this market leading team who have worked closely together for many years.  Their addition adds significant depth to our existing corporate and finance team which is now comprised of 52 lawyers across Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai. By appointing Don, Tony and Cheng, we have added one of the most highly respected PE and M&A team practices in the Greater China region. This move reinforces Hogan Lovells commitment to serve clients in the APME region, which, despite the huge global impact of COVID-19, remains a mainstay destination for M&A activity.”

All three new partners from Sheppard Mullin’s Shanghai office.

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