Allen & Overy has hired Tess Fang as partner in Hong Kong, aiming to further bolster its China corporate practice. Fang joined from U.S. firm White & Case’s Hong Kong office, where she was a local partner.

Fang’s practice will focus on cross-border M&A and private equity transactions in China and globally, with special expertise of advising on cross border transactions, including mergers and acquisitions and divestures, private equity transactions and joint ventures across numerous sectors in China.

“Tess’s hire is part of our continued investment in growing our China related business. She brings added diversity to our corporate offering with her ability to act on Hong Kong and U.S. law matters, onshore PRC transactions as well as work with the full range of clients.” Victor Ho, A&O’s Beijing and Shanghai managing partner commented in one press release.

A&O has made several major hires in its China-related sectors in the past few months. The firm hired Eugene Chen in its litigation & investigations group in last December. In last August, David Lam and Ian Chapman joined as head of the China Desk (Australia) and co-head of Asian restructuring practice, respectively.


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