DLA Piper has expanded its Greater China corporate team with the addition of Qiang Li (LQ) and Stewart Wang as partners in its Shanghai office. Both join from O’Melveny & Myers in Shanghai. LQ will also be the co-managing partner of the mainland China offices. A seasoned M&A lawyer with 20 years’ experience in Hong Kong and Shanghai, LQ’s practice includes private equity, cross-border joint ventures, real estate, restructuring, corporate finance and strategic counselling. He advises multinational and Chinese corporate and fund clients on cross-border M&A, joint venture and direct investment projects. On the other hand, Stewart has over a decade of experience representing clients on cross-border M&A, private equity/venture capital, joint venture, financing, employment and dispute resolution matters.

HSA Advocates has added Sharath Chandrasekhar as a partner in its newly opened Bengaluru office. Prior to joining the firm, he was one of the founding partners at Citius Law Advocates. He holds a BA, LLB (Hons.) degree from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore, as well as an LLM. from Duke University School of Law, Durham, NC, USA. He is a member of the Karnataka State Bar Council and the New York State Bar, and is qualified to practice in India and New York. Chandrasekhar has also worked in Japan as a secondee to Mori, Hamada and Matsumoto, one of the leading law firms in Japan. With over 10 years of work experience, he has developed an expertise in handling domestic and international clients in banking and finance, real estate, private equity and venture capital transactions.

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