Mayer Brown has added Joanne Du as a partner. Originally from Mainland China, Du will divide her time among the Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai offices and will be a key member of the globally integrated oil & gas industry team. Previously a partner at Baker Botts, Du advises international and Chinese oil and gas companies, as well as other China-based corporations and state-owned institutions, on their domestic and cross-border energy transactions. She has built a robust energy practice in Asia, with clients ranging from national and international oil and gas companies, energy services companies, LNG companies, petrochemical companies, to energy project funds and investors. She advises clients on investment and transactional matters in key energy markets with varying oil and gas regimes. Du’s work includes advice and assistance on bids and the tendering process, investment assessment and strategy, due diligence review, joint ventures and joint operations, asset or share acquisitions, investment and operation compliance, gas sales and distribution. She has worked on numerous headlined transactions in key energy markets. Du is a registered foreign lawyer in Hong Kong, and is admitted to practice in New York.