Clifford Chance hires new China partner

Project finance specialist Bruce Schulberg leaves Jones Day for Clifford Chance's Beijing office.
Clifford Chance has hired project finance specialist Bruce Schulberg as a partner in its Beijing office. Schulberg joins the international law firm from Jones Day.

Schulberg will work side-by-side with the firmÆs teams in Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo.

ôRecord oil prices and competition for energy resources globally present urgent challenges and create new opportunities for both Chinese and international participants,ö says Schulberg in a written statement. ôWe anticipate Chinese energy companies will continue to be active globally and for such activities to be financed by both Chinese and international sources in ever more creative structures.ö

Schulberg began his legal career with Coudert Brothers and Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe. He specialises in project finance and cross-border investments and has particular experience in the financing of oil, gas and power projects, but has also worked on infrastructure projects across Asia. He has been living in Asia for 15 years and has advised both international and Asian investors on significant projects in almost every country in the region.

Clifford Chance operates across Asia, with over 400 lawyers in the region and offices in Bangkok, Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo. The firm has the world's largest international finance practice with about 719 partners and lawyers located in major financial and commercial centres worldwide. The practice provides advice across the full spectrum of financial products, including bank lending, acquisition finance, asset finance, derivatives, project finance, restructuring and insolvency and structured finance.
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