Norton Rose grows corporate team in Beijing

28 Jan, 2013

International legal practice Norton Rose has appointed Barbara Li as a corporate partner in its Beijing office. Barbara joins from the Beijing office of Baker & McKenzie.

Barbara is a dual qualified corporate specialist, admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales as well as a recipient of the PRC Bar qualification certificate. She works primarily across the mining, infrastructure and energy sectors, advising on both inbound and outbound investment and M&A.

Barbara’s appointment will bring Norton Rose’s partner numbers in Beijing up to eight and comes in addition to the recent appointments of Wang Jing and Li Jinnan.

The practice is part of a team that has been in the region for more than 30 years, and currently has offices in each of China’s key commercial hubs; Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai. Norton Rose has 13 offices across the wider Asia Pacific region.

Phillip John, Head of North Asia and a Partner in Norton Rose’s Hong Kong office, commented: “Barbara is a perfect fit for us in Beijing. She is a native Mandarin speaker, and has built a strong reputation as a top class corporate lawyer in the mining, infrastructure and energy sectors, which aligns neatly with our own focus. Her ability to provide both Chinese law and English law advice also helps us to continue to build the number of high calibre dual qualified lawyers we have in Beijing. I look forward to welcoming Barbara to the team.”

Barbara Li commented: “This is an exciting time to be joining Norton Rose. It’s a firm with a clear global strategy, and a history of success in Asia. Its sector focus in particular fits well with my own practice. I look forward to playing my part in the continued success of the firm.”

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