KWM appoints China specialist
King & Wood Mallesons has appointed Simon Meng as a partner.
Meng (pictured) joined the firm's Shanghai office from Herbert Smith on 1 September.
This follows the announcement of the arrival of Dirk Walker from Dewey & LeBoeuf in Beijing, who brought over a team of oil and gas specialists, including Dina Yin from Linklaters.
Rupert Li, KWM’s international managing partner, said: “This is another coup for the firm. I've known Simon for many years. His vast experience is a great asset to our Shanghai office and to the expansion of our cross-border M&A and projects platform.”
“With its regional platform and dominant position in China, King & Wood Mallesons offers a clear competitive advantage in the fields I have been practising in for the past two decades,” said Meng.