Eversheds has bolstered its Hong Kong corporate team with the appointment of Charles Butcher as partner in the Hong Kong office. Butcher joins from Hogan Lovells where he was a consultant. He is a leading corporate finance lawyer with a regional practice focusing on public and private M&A, private equity and venture capital. Based in Hong Kong since 2007, Butcher has advised on cross-border investments, divestments, joint ventures, restructuring and financing transactions in Greater China, Singapore, India, the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia and Mongolia. He represents clients across a range of industries with particular expertise in the healthcare, TMT and natural resources sectors.

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe has added Ya-Chiao Chang as a partner in its intellectual property practice, resident in the Beijing office. Ya-Chiao joins from Kirkland & Ellis where he was co-founding partner of the Beijing office. He represents international companies in complex IP matters, with a focus on US patent litigation. He has experience litigating patents in wireless communications, integrated circuit design, digital TV, semiconductor and liquid crystal display, among other technologies, as well as assisting clients in resolving patent disputes between companies in Asia, Europe and the US. Ya-Chiao is a former patent examiner at the US Patent Trademark Office. Dual educated in China and the US, he earned a BS in Electrical Engineering from Cooper Union, a JD from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, and a Law Diploma in Chinese Law from East China University of Politics and Law.

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