Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe has added Ning Zhang as a corporate partner in its Beijing office. He brings extensive experience in M&A, private equity and venture capital (both investor side and company side), as well as capital markets (both US and Hong Kong). Zhang represents leading private equity and venture capital funds investing in Chinese companies and also advises Chinese companies through all stages of their life cycle. He represents Chinese technology companies in raising capital from the US and Hong Kong, as well as fund clients based around the world in their investments in Chinese companies. Further, he has extensive experience in the healthcare sector. Zhang joins from O’Melveny & Myers. Dual qualified in China and New York, he earned a BA in Economics, an LLB and an LLM in International Economic Law from Peking University and an LLM in International and Comparative Law from Southern Methodist University.

Shearman & Sterling has expanded its global international arbitration practice with the addition of Nils Eliasson as a partner in Hong Kong. Eliasson joins from Mannheimer Swartling, where he headed the dispute resolution practice in Asia. He specializes in international commercial arbitration and investment treaty arbitration and has acted as counsel or arbitrator in disputes encompassing joint ventures, M&As, energy, oil & gas, infrastructure, construction, engineering, license disputes, telecommunications, real estate and other areas. He has represented clients in arbitrations conducted under the auspices of most major arbitration institutions, as well as in ad hoc proceedings under the UNCITRAL arbitration rules. Eliasson has also advised investors and states in investment arbitrations under bilateral investment treaties as well as under the Energy Charter Treaty. In addition, he is a member of the HKIAC Council, the decision-making and governing body of the HKIAC, and is one of Hong Kong’s representatives on the ICC Arbitration Commission.

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