Linklaters has appointed Zili Shao as its new Asia managing partner with effect from May 1, 2009.
Shao succeeds Giles White who is retiring from the partnership at the end of April to become group general counsel at Jardine Matheson, one of the firm's long-standing clients in Asia.
Shao, who has been a managing partner for Greater China since 2003 and headed the firm's China practice from 1998 to 2003, is a specialist in China-related MA, corporate restructuring and direct investments. He has worked on some of the most significant deals in China in recent years.
As Asia managing partner, Shao will join the firm's executive committee, which is responsible for the management of...