Simpson Thacher expands China practice

Firm brings in Leiming Chen and Shaolin Luo to bolster capital markets and M&A capabilities.
International law firm Simpson Thacher Bartlett has bolstered its Hong Kong-based China practice and announced plans to apply for registration of a Beijing office. The firm has hired Leiming Chen and Shaolin Luo, both of whom will be based in Hong Kong.

Chen, a longstanding corporate finance lawyer, will join Simpson Thatcher as a partner. He joins from Shearman Sterling where he was a capital markets partner.

During his tenure at the latter, Chen worked on a variety of equity and debt offerings covering SEC-registered offerings, Rule 144ARegulation S offerings and listings in New York and Hong Kong for companies in the telecom, banking, insurance, oil and gas, technology and other sectors.

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