In April 2021, King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) announced the promotion of 32 new partners, three senior counsels and 31 counsels, and the lateral hires of two partners. The practice areas of these new partners and counsels cover cross-border mergers and acquisitions, banking & finance, domestic and overseas listing, private equity and funds, dispute resolution & litigation, debt restructuring, and intellectual property. Their capabilities and experience, combined with their keen innovation desires and pioneering initiatives, will further consolidate our leading edge in these areas.
These partner promotions have gone through internal procedures and will be registered with the Bureau of Justice in accordance with the relevant regulations.
"Congratulations to new partners and counsels. Welcome Grace and Jianjun on board." said Zhang Yi, Chairman of KWM China Management Committee, "KWM has always pursued a client-centered approach. In order to better power clients' business, we keep enhancing our strengths and resources by cultivating and bringing in talents. The development of KWM would not have been achieved without the support of clients and the market. We will continue expanding our teams and further level up the overall service delivery and capabilities. Adhering to our core values of team work, devotion, striving for excellence, collaborative spirit, client-focused, respect and inclusion, accountability, professionalism, and sincerity, we will provide more efficient and high-quality legal services for our clients and the market."
Grace Fan, International Partner, Corporate (Beijing)
Grace Fan practises in a wide range of sectors, including cross-border mergers and acquisitions, project development and financing, regulation and compliance, international arbitration and private equity investment in energy and resources, financial institutions, shipping and marine engineering, as well as EPC infrastructure projects. Before joining KWM, she worked in the New York, Washington, D.C. and Beijing offices of renowned international firms for many years. In recent years, Grace has advised large Chinese SOE clients on their transactions in Americas, Southeast Asia, Russia and Central Asia (especially Kazakhstan). She has also helped Chinese energy and natural resources clients with legal matters throughout their operational chain, including settlement negotiations on equity interest and profit allocation disputes and development of global compliance programs.
Tang Jianjun, Partner, Intellectual Property (Suzhou)
Mr. Tang specialises in intellectual property litigation, especially dispute resolution in trademark and unfair competition. With nearly 30 years of extensive experience in intellectual property matters, he has expertise in a full range of legal services including brand protection strategy planning, domestic and international trademark registration, trademark management, trademark exercise, trademark civil and administrative litigation, copyright and domain name registration and dispute resolution, and anti-unfair competition. He has assisted a large number of organisations in developing trademark layout and protection strategy and resolving intellectual property disputes over, among others, trademark grant and confirmation, trademark infringement, unfair competition and new plant variety rights, covering a broad spectrum of areas including fast moving consumer goods, electronics, education, retail, biopharmaceuticals, the Internet, regional public brand protection, and protection of geographical indications.
Newly promoted partners in 2021:
Xu Ying (Shanghai), Atticus Zhao (Shanghai), Tang Zhenyu (Shenzhen), Yan Zhen (Shenzhen)
Finance & Securities
Li Jia (Beijing), Wang Ning (Beijing), Erin Meng (Beijing), Sun Yong (Beijing), Zhao Lu (Beijing), Chen Ling (Beijing), Gao Zhao (Beijing), Liu Zhihui (Beijing), Wang Letao (Shanghai), Ding Tian (Hangzhou), Zhang Cheng (Hangzhou), Chen Junyu (Guangzhou), Angela Chen (Guangzhou), Hu Lingbo (Guangzhou), Ye Kai (Shenzhen), Ren Liguang (Shenzhen), Tian Qi (Chengdu), Zhang Shu (Chongqing), Cai Li (Chongqing)
Gan Yulai (Beijing), Sun Huili (Beijing), Gao Yihan (Beijing), Su Chang (Beijing), He Luting (Beijing), Shen Yuhan (Shanghai), Bai Tao (Guangzhou)
Zhang Haomiao (Guangzhou)
Newly promoted senior counsels in 2021:
Finance & Securities
Dong Jiaojiao (Beijing)
Lin Ke (Shanghai), Cissy Zhou (Shanghai)
Newly promoted counsels in 2021:
Yu Zhenzhen (Beijing), Liu Xiaoping (Shanghai), Gu Xiangjun (Shanghai), Li Lingbi (Shanghai), Ke Jinhua (Guangzhou)
Finance & Securities
Du Rui (Beijing), Cong Qunji (Beijing), Yuan Bingyu (Beijing), Zhang Yina (Beijing), Huang Jianxian (Shanghai), Li Zhenjiang (Hangzhou), Ye Yuandi (Hangzhou), Ren Hui (Hangzhou), An Zhou (Qingdao)
Dai Menghao (Shanghai)
Hou Peng (Beijing), Zhang Xiaomin (Beijing), Du Zhuonan (Beijing), Li Wenqiang (Beijing), Lin Kai (Shanghai), Zhou Ting (Hangzhou), Yin Jiayin (Guangzhou)
Wang Si (Beijing), Li Zhe (Beijing), Li Zhengyu (Beijing), Ma Hui (Beijing), Wang Xiaodong (Beijing), Ma Mingyue (Beijing), Li Chao (Beijing), Yan Ligang (Beijing), Jiang Yuhang (Beijing)