Multinational law firm Pinsent Masons has appointed Financial services partner Kanyi Lui as the firm’s new Head of China, following the implementation of a refreshed leadership structure for the firm’s Asia Pacific network.
He joined the firm’s Beijing office in 2020, and has advised major Chinese financial institutions, sovereigns and borrowers on the development and financing of major resources, energy and infrastructure projects across the world for the last two decades.
His appointment follows the unveiling of a new leadership structure across Asia Pacific, as the firm embeds the next phase of strategic growth across the region.
“Pinsent Masons excels in nurturing and bringing together the best minds from different backgrounds and sectors to make business work better for people. I’m looking forward to working with everyone in China and across the firm’s multinational network to continue delivering outstanding results for our clients, our people and the communities in which we operate,” Lui said about his new appointment.
He replaces Sam Boyling, who is relocating to the firm’s Singapore office.
With offices in Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai the firm’s China offering spans the firm’s core sectors – Financial Services, Energy, Infrastructure and Technology, Science and Industry and Real Estate.
Lui has led the firm in advising on a number of high-profile projects, for example advising on the financing of the Xiamen Xiangyu integrated steel project in Indonesia – the largest overseas investment from Xiamen in PRC history. Last year he advised a major Chinese lender on the restructuring of one of the largest integrated organic fertilizer projects in East Africa.