O’Melveny has added Li Han as a corporate partner in its Hong Kong office. Previously the general counsel of global investment powerhouse Shanda Group, Li is a seasoned business adviser and hands-on deal lawyer with experience leading billion-dollar M&A and capital-raising transactions, venture and private equity investments, and fund investments, as well as supervising public company disclosure, governance and corporate compliance programs across multiple jurisdictions. A native of China, she received her BA from Fudan University with honours, an MA from Peking University, and her JD from Columbia University, where she was a James Kent Scholar and Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. Before joining Shanda, Li worked at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York and later at Davis Polk in Hong Kong.

Watson Farley & Williams is set to boost its growing oil and gas sector offering with the hire of partner Nick Dingemans, who joins from the Singapore office of Norton Rose Fulbright. Dingemans has over 20 years’ experience advising clients on M&As, disposals, corporate restructurings, joint ventures and general corporate/commercial matters. While he has advised clients across numerous sectors including mining, technology, commodities and financial institutions, he has particular expertise in energy and infrastructure matters, most notably in the oil and gas sector. His practice is international in scope, encompassing Russia and the CIS, Asia, Europe, Africa, the Americas, Middle East and Australasia, as well as throughout the value chain.

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