Freshfields appoints new managing partners in China

Teresa Ko and Chris Wong will oversee the international law firmÆs China business.
International law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has named two new managing partners within its Greater China practice, promoting Teresa Ko to China managing partner and Chris Wong to Beijing office managing partner.

In their new roles, Ko will be based in Hong Kong, while Wong will remain in Beijing.

ôTheir combined experience and focus will ensure that the firm is strategically positioned to capitalise on current and future opportunities in the corporate market,ö says Robert Ashworth, head of the firmÆs Asia corporate practice.

Previously a corporate partner, Ko focuses on corporate finance, securities, private equity transactions and public as well as private mergers and acquisitions work. She has rich experience advising on complicated global offerings, particularly the listing of Chinese enterprises.

Wong is a specialist in public and private M&A, with experience advising on domestic and cross-border deals. He has vast experience handling private equity, securities offerings, privatisations and securities regulatory matters and covers a broad range of clients including Chinese enterprises and investment banks.

ôThey (Ko and Wong) have worked on the most prestigious transactions in the region and are both highly respected corporate lawyers in the market with extensive experience in China,ö says Guy Morton, the firmÆs joint senior partner.

Ko, who is a member of FreshfieldsÆ partnership council, has worked with the firm since 1988 and became a partner in 1993. Wong joined the firm in London in 1994 and took up the partnership role in 2005. Before relocating to Beijing in 2003, he worked in the firmÆs Hong Kong office.
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