Minter hires Cox to steer Shanghai practice

David Cox switches to Australian firm from Masons'' head office.

Aussie law firm Minter Ellison has brought David Cox on board to head its Shanghai office. He arrives in China from the London office of Masons, a UK firm, where he specialized in advising on corporate and commercial work, and project finance and infrastructure development.

His arrival will help fill the gap left by John Cole's departure to Simmons Simmons at the end of last year. Since then Sam Farrands has taken on the responsibility of running the Shanghai office in addition to his role as managing partner of the Hong Kong office, while Yi Yi Wu, a senior associate, handled the day-to-day operations on the ground. Cox will now run...

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