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Sidley appoints partner in life sciences, corporate, and ECVC practices

Sidley has appointed James Lu as a partner in the firm’s Corporate Practice in Century City. Lu was previously a partner at Cooley LLP, as well as co-founder of its Shanghai office and the head of its corporate practice. 

Lu’s addition comes on the heels of his former Cooley colleague, Daniel Elefant, joining the firm from Softbank Investment Advisers in San Francisco.

Lu focuses on representing companies and their venture capital and private equity investors, especially in the life sciences and technology sectors. He also has extensive experience advising clients on private and public securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and other strategic transactions, especially cross-border transactions involving multiple jurisdictions.

Prior to practicing law, Lu held marketing and business development positions in the life sciences industry. He specialised in commercialisation and had more than a decade of experience working with scientists and technology transfer professionals to transform ideas into successful products.
Sidley’s pioneering Global Life Sciences practice comprises an experienced team of over 200 lawyers across numerous legal disciplines in our offices around the world.

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