December 1, 2016

Clyde & Co Westlink JLV adds new corporate partner

Clyde & Co Westlink Joint Law Venture (JLV) has appointed a new partner, Yang Liu.

Clyde & Co Westlink is a JLV between Clyde & Co and Westlink Partnership. Clyde & Co Westlink serves clients in China in the areas of banking and finance, foreign direct investment, M&A, corporate governance, and in particular outbound investment and litigation related legal issues. The JLV is licenced by the People's Republic of China's Ministry of Justice and is able to provide seamless onshore and offshore advice as a single entity, drawing together Clyde & Co’s international expertise with the full domestic China law capability of the Westlink Partnership. Established in 2013, Clyde & Co Westlink JLV provides compressive contentious and non-contentious Chinese law related legal services. 

Prior to joining Clyde & Co Westlink JLV, Yang was a partner at HaoLiWen Partners and he has solid experience in corporate and M&A practices. In addition to general corporate work, he has advised on many mega projects in terms of inbound and outbound investment, cross border transactions, corporate and debt restructuring, technology procurement and licensing and bidding activities. He advises clients across a diverse range of industries including media, financial service, logistics, real estate, manufacturing, internet, IT service. Yang also has extensive experience in advising on shipping, international trade and logistic matters. He has represented shipping companies and international trade companies in many contentious and non-contentious cases.

Commenting on Yang's appointment, managing partner of Clyde & Co Westlink JLV, Carrie Chen, said: "I am delighted to have someone of Yang's calibre and international experience joining us at the JLV. Our aim is to provide clients in China and overseas with onshore and offshore advice as a single entity, and I think Yang's experience will further facilitate that."

Clyde & Co Shanghai partner, Michael Cripps, added: "Clyde & Co is one of the very few international law firms that have been approved by the Ministry of Justice to establish a formal joint law venture in China, with the arrival of Yang, I believe we can further leverage on his expertise to boost our corporate strength in the market."