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China/Hong Kong – Stephenson Harwood Appoints two new Partners.

9 December, 2011

 

International law firm Stephenson Harwood has appointed two new partners for its Greater China offices.

 

Matthew Wong joins Stephenson Harwood in Hong Kong from Bird & Bird where he was a corporate partner. He specialises in corporate finance, capital markets, private equity, venture capital, foreign direct investments and mergers & acquisitions. He also advises on Hong Kong securities regulatory and Stock Exchange compliance issues, as well as a wide range of commercial transactions such as business transfers and joint ventures. Matthew is a Hong Kong qualified solicitor, and has been practising in Hong Kong since 1994. He is also a solicitor admitted in England & Wales and in Australia.

 

ChunFai (CF) Lui joins the firm from Baker & McKenzie's Shanghai office where he was special counsel. He has wide-ranging experience in structuring, negotiating and executing mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity, venture capital, and ensuring antitrust and regulatory approvals and compliance. He has been advising on regulatory risk issues in China, and formulating strategies for market entries. With in-house experience and finance MBA from Wharton, he has also helped Chinese and Asian companies in numerous "outbound" investments in Latin America, Southeast Asia, Europe and the US. He has a diverse range of sector experience in mining and resources, energy, chemicals, automotive, industrial, food and agriculture, healthcare, retail, hi-tech, financial services and logistics.

 

Managing Partner of Stephenson Harwood (Greater China), Voon Keat Lai commented, “We are delighted that Matthew and CF have agreed to join us. In the past few years, we have been working towards enhancing all our core practice areas. Their arrivals will further augment our Greater China corporate and corporate finance capability which currently has some 25 lawyers in the region.”

 

CF commented on his appointment, “I look forward to being part of this dynamic team, which has a track record in helping clients solve the most difficult and complex problems. In an increasingly competitive marketplace, the willingness to go the extra mile and find effective solutions is key. Stephenson Harwood has a long-standing presence and commitment in the region.”

 

The two appointments follow a series of lateral hires and partnership promotions in
Stephenson Harwood’s Greater China team since 2010, making the team up of 17 partners and 80 fee earners.

 

For further information, please contact:

 

Sophie JI, Stephenson Harwood
sophie.ji@shlegal.com

 

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