Squire Sanders Continues to Strengthen Presence in Asia
09 May, 2012
Global legal practice Squire Sanders continues to boost its presence in Asia with the addition of four new partners. Jenny Liu and Xudong Ni have joined the legal practice’s Beijing and Shanghai offices, and Sin Kiu Ng and Kam W. Law have joined the Hong Kong office. The expansion of the China offices comes only weeks after Squire Sanders opened an office in Singapore, demonstrating its commitment to clients operating across the region.
Jenny Liu, Xudong Ni and Sin Kiu Ng are corporate lawyers and Kam W. Law is an intellectual property and patent attorney. Jenny Liu’s practice focuses primarily on private equity and venture capital investment work in China, mostly on behalf of foreign-controlled investment funds. She also represents private Chinese companies on a broad range of corporate and commercial work, including financing and international transactions.
Xudong Ni has extensive experience advising on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, China regulatory matters, in-bound and outbound foreign direct investments, banking and finance law issues, and dispute resolution. Xudong has expertise within the aviation and aerospace industry sector.
Sin Kiu Ng has wide ranging corporate experience. She has completed more than 40 Initial Public Offerings of securities on the Main Board and Growth Enterprise Market of HKSE. She also has considerable M&A and venture capital experience.
Kam W. Law, in addition to extensive experience with law firms, has held in-house positions with various multi-nationals, including 3M and Samsung Electronics in the US. A registered US patent attorney and qualified solicitor in the US and Hong Kong, Kam has a track record of handling patent applications for Fortune 500 companies in the chemicals, pharmaceuticals, biotechnological and renewable energy industries worldwide, with particular expertise across China and the Asia Pacific region, the US, Canada, Brazil and Mexico, Europe and Russia. He has represented clients in infringement actions, patent litigation and licensing matters across the world.
“Our new partners will enhance our strong platform in Asia,” said Ken Kurosu, Squire Sanders Asia practice coordinator. “Their appointments reflect our commitment to clients operating within the region and our plan to pursue strategic growth in support of their needs.”
William Downs, global practice group leader for Corporate and Corporate Finance, said: “Jenny, Xudong and Sin Kiu are highly regarded in their local markets and their experience strengthens our ability to offer comprehensive corporate counsel to companies doing business in the Asia Pacific region.”
Commenting on Kam W. Law’s appointment, David Elkins, global practice group leader for Intellectual Property and Technology, said: “Kam’s experience within the life and health science technologies sector is a natural fit with our existing global practice. Kam also brings significant experience in providing intellectual property-related due diligence support associated with corporate transactions and adding this capability will enhance the services we currently provide across the Asia Pacific region.”
These appointments build on Squire Sanders’ base of 124 lawyers in the Asia Pacific region and follow the arrival of partners Mao Tong and Peter Chow in Hong Kong and Ignatius Hwang, who joined the global legal practice to launch an office in Singapore which opened earlier this month. Squire Sanders has also recently applied to the Korean Ministry of Justice to open an office in Seoul, Korea.