The firm has appointed partner Jack Wang from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
. Wang has more than 20 years’ experience in cross-border M&A, private equity, and general corporate transactions.
The seasoned lawyer, who was last based in Freshfields
’ Shanghai office, acts for both international and Chinese investors in various sectors including automotive, consumer, and healthcare.
“Supporting our clients in their strategic China-related corporate matters is one of our key global priorities,” said Richard Browne, A&O’s global co-head of corporate. “Jack’s deep understanding of and familiarity with both Chinese and international clients, along with his Chinese language skills, will make him a valuable addition to our growing team in China.”
Wang speaks fluent English and Mandarin Chinese. He is also a US-qualified lawyer.
Victor Ho, A&O’s China managing partner, said that cross-border M&A into and out of China remains active despite recent policy developments driven by the Chinese government.
Wang’s move follows A&O’s appointment of corporate M&A partners Wayne Lee
, Lina Lee
, and Jonathan Hsui
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