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Kewei adds corporate senior consultant Angela Zhao to China joint operation with Herbert Smith Freehills 科伟律师事务所迎来公司事务资深顾问赵秋丹 加入与史密夫斐尔联营办公室

10 November 2021 | China
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Kewei Law Firm has appointed Angela Zhao as a senior consultant in Shanghai, further expanding its corporate expertise in the firm's joint operation with Herbert Smith Freehills.

科伟律师事务所上海办公室迎来资深顾问赵秋丹女士,该任命将进一步扩充与史密夫斐尔律师事务所联营办公室的公司事务业务。

Angela advises multinational and Chinese clients on corporate transactions and regulatory issues. She specialises in cross-border M&A transactions, restructurings, divestitures, joint ventures and foreign direct investment in China.

Herbert Smith Freehills is one of only eight international law firms permitted to integrate China law advice with international legal services through its joint operation with Kewei in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone.

"Transactional and regulatory advice is a key offering to our clients, and Angela strengthens our skills in both cross-border and domestic markets," said Kewei international partner Gavin Guo. "She is highly regarded for her client empathy and critical thinking, making her a trusted legal specialist from general corporate advisory to high-profile transactions."

Angela will work closely with Herbert Smith Freehills' regional and global corporate teams, who provide a bespoke international offering for some of the world's largest companies.

"Our seamless work with Kewei supports growth in our firm network along China investments corridors in Asia and beyond, and has been hugely successful since its launch in 2019," said May Tai, Herbert Smith Freehills' Asia managing partner. "We're thrilled to offer clients access to an integrated service inclusive of international and local law expertise, including lawyers such as Angela."

The joint operation, Herbert Smith Freehills Kewei, formally launched in August 2019. Since then it has provided an integrated legal service for matters related to Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa, America and Australia.

"This is a continued expansion of our capabilities in China with Kewei, answering the growing demand from the firm's clients for corporate expertise in China matters," said May. "Over the past two years, the success of our joint operation with Kewei has exceeded all our expectations, and Angela's appointment is just the latest expansion of the team, following the appointment of partner Peng Lei in October."

"A Herbert Smith Freehills alumna, Angela embodies our client-first approach that supports longstanding growth for clients in the region," said May.

ABOUT ANGELA ZHAO

Angela advises on complex transactions particularly in pharma and healthcare, consumers, manufacturing and industrials, logistics and automobile sectors.

Fluent in Mandarin and English, Angela obtained a bachelor's degree in law from Southwest University of Political Science and a master's degree in law from Xiamen University.

Prior to joining Kewei, she worked for Herbert Smith Freehills.

赵秋丹为跨国公司和中国公司就复杂的交易和监管问题提供法律咨询。她擅长跨境兼并收购、重组、资产剥离、合资以及在华直接投资。

史密夫斐尔律师事务所通过与设立在上海自贸区的科伟律师事务所开展联营,是目前仅有的八家获准将中国法律服务与国际法律服务相结合的国际律师事务所之一。

科伟史密夫斐尔联营办公室资深国际顾问郭武汉(Gavin Guo)表示:“就交易和监管事务提供法律咨询是我们向客户提供的主要服务之一。赵秋丹的加入同时提升了我们在跨境和境内两个领域的实力。她以高度的客户同理心和审慎的判断力备受推崇,无论是一般公司事务还是大规模交易,都是深得客户信赖的法律专业人士。”

赵秋丹将与史密夫斐尔全球和亚洲公司事务团队密切合作,为世界大型企业提供定制化国际法律服务。
 
史密夫斐尔亚太区管理合伙人戴枫媚(May Tai)表示:“史密夫斐尔与科伟的联营自2019年开展以来取得了高度成功,双方密切合作,通过在亚洲及其他地区建立的中国投资走廊实现了增长。我们很高兴能够通过赵秋丹这样的法律专业人士,为客户提供兼顾国际与当地法律的综合服务。”

科伟史密夫斐尔联营办公室于2019年8月正式成立。自成立以来,联营办公室为客户提供了覆盖亚洲、欧洲、中东、非洲、美洲和澳大利亚司法管辖区的综合性法律服务。

戴枫媚表示:“这标志着史密夫斐尔与科伟实现的进一步中国业务扩展,顺应了客户对中国公司事务专业法律服务日益增长的需求。联营办公室在过去两年取得了超出预期的成功,此次任命是继今年十月合伙人雷鹏加入之后的又一次扩充。”

“作为曾在史密夫斐尔任职的律师,赵秋丹体现了我们秉承的客户至上的方针,这为该地区客户实现长期增长提供了助力。”

赵秋丹简介

赵秋丹就复杂的交易为客户提供咨询,涉及制药和医疗保健、消费品、制造和工业、物流以及汽车等行业。

她精通中文和英文, 拥有西南政法大学法学学士学位和厦门大学法学硕士学位。

在加入科伟律师事务所之前,赵秋丹曾任职于史密夫斐尔律师事务所。

 

NOTES FOR EDITORS

Operating from 26 offices across Asia Pacific, EMEA and North America, Herbert Smith Freehills is at the heart of the new global business landscape. With a nearly 40-year history in Asia, Herbert Smith Freehills has over 300 lawyers and legal professionals in the region, advising clients on complex corporate, disputes and finance matters from offices in Bangkok, Beijing, Hong Kong, Jakarta*, Kuala Lumpur, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo.

The firm's China corporate practice comprises 14 partners and over 60 lawyers, a leading practice in the region. The team advises on M&A, joint ventures, takeovers, demergers and capital market transactions from offices in Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai.

Kewei combines top-quality China lawyers with international experience, a strong client list, and an innovative managed legal services business. Angela joins partners Stanley Xie, Cathy Liu, Frances Xu and Peng Lei as well as international partners Gavin Guo and Weina Ye.

*In Jakarta, Herbert Smith Freehills' international counsel practise alongside its affiliate firm, Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung, one of Indonesia’s leading commercial and corporate law firms.

编辑垂注

史密夫斐尔律师事务所在亚太地区、欧洲、中东、非洲和北美设有26个办公室,深入全球新商业格局的核心。史密夫斐尔律师事务所专注亚洲市场将近40年,拥有300多位律师和法律专业人士,在曼谷、北京、香港、雅加达*、吉隆坡、首尔、上海、新加坡和东京设有办公室,为客户就复杂的公司事务、争议和金融事务提供法律服务。

史密夫斐尔律师事务所拥有该地区领先的公司事务业务,中国公司事务业务团队拥有14名合伙人及60多位律师,通过北京、香港和上海办公室,就兼并收购、合资、收购、分拆,以及资本市场交易提供法律服务。

科伟律师事务所拥有国际经验丰富的中国顶尖律师,客户群广泛,提供创新型法律服务,拥有资深国际顾问郭武汉、合伙人谢守德、刘倩、徐明妍、雷鹏以及资深国际顾问叶微娜。

*史密夫斐尔在雅加达与其联营律师事务所Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung共同执业,Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung是印度尼西亚领先的商业和公司事务律师事务所。

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