London-headquartered Ashurst has hired restructuring and insolvency expert Lance Jiang as a partner in Hong Kong from Addleshaw Goddard, which recently closed its office in the Chinese city.
With this move, Jiang becomes the latest Addleshaws Hong Kong partner to find a new home, after litigator Janie Wong, who moved to Howse Williams, and disputes head Ronald Sum, who joined Baker McKenzie.
Jiang has more than 20 years of experience and advises on cross-border restructurings and insolvencies with a Chinese element. He joined Addleshaw Goddard in 2018 from an in-house role at Chinese distressed-debt manager Great Wall AMC International Holdings.
Jiang’s hire marks the most recent lateral partner hire in Asia for Ashurst and its affiliated firms. In June, the firm hired corporate partner in Shanghai from Clifford Chance, followed by the hire in August of projects lawyer Tom Wilson in Tokyo from the Asian Development Bank.