On 1 November 2018, Ms. Huang Ling, an legal expert with intensive experience in the areas of cross-border M&A, private equity and foreign direct investment transactions from a top tier Wall Street law firm, joined King & Wood Mallesons (“KWM”) as a partner.
Prior to joining KWM, Ms. Huang was a partner at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP (“Cleary Gottlieb”), as well as the chief representative of the Beijing office and head of the China M&A practice of Cleary Gottlieb. Before that, Ms. Huang spent more than 14 years at Shearman & Sterling LLP. In the past two decades, Ms. Huang has been focusing on cross-border M&A transactions involving various industries, types of transactions and different regions. She has represented a great number of large Chinese State-owned enterprises, well-known private-owned companies and international private equity firms in domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, investments and joint venture transactions. Ms. Huang also has significant experience in advising Fortune 500 companies and multinational conglomerates in foreign direct investment transactions in China. Ms. Huang has joined KWM’s global platform and become a member of KWM’s U.S. management team, and will further improve KWM’s capabilities in cross-border M&A, private equity, foreign direct investments and capital markets. She will contribute to the establishment and expansion of the firm’s presence in the U.S. and China and build up and lead a first-tier team to provide high quality legal services to our clients. Ms. Huang has been recognized as one of the leading lawyers by mainstream legal directories: Leading Corporate/M&A and Private Equity Lawyer for China (International Firms) 2018 by Chambers Asia-Pacific; and Leading Lawyer for M&A and Private Equity: China 2018 by IFLR1000.
“We sincerely welcome Ms. Huang Ling to join KWM! We’ve been committed to promoting the strategy of global integration, and, in particular, we value and invite legal talents, who have substantial cross-border experience and share KWM’s value, to join our firm,” said Mr. Wang Junfeng, Global Chairman of KWM. “I personally appreciate Ms. Huang Ling’s unparalleled vision and courage, and strongly believe that leveraging her extensive experience and resources based on years of service at international law firms, Ms. Huang will not only reinforce KWM’s globalization, but also contribute in all respects to the implementation of the entire PRC legal industry’s globalization strategy."