Clifford Chance has strengthened its dispute resolution practice in Australia with the appointment as partner of Angela Pearsall who will commence at the firm on 25 July 2016. She specialises in complex commercial litigation, class actions and regulatory investigations. Pearsall acts for both private and public sector clients and has led some of the most significant and high-profile cases recently heard before Australian courts.

Morrison & Foerster has added Chuan Sun and Vivian Yiu as partners in Hong Kong. Coming from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Sun joined as a partner in the Technology Transactions Group. He focuses on cross-border M&A, sophisticated technology, media and telecom (TMT) transactions and complex IP / commercial matters across Greater China. Sun regularly advises multinational corporations, state-owned enterprises, private companies and private equity and venture capital firms in complex cross-border M&A transactions, joint ventures, strategic alliances and business separation transactions. He also has significant experience in strategic corporate-commercial and technology transactions, including outsourcing, manufacturing, distribution, supply and franchising arrangements, and IP licensing arrangements across multiple industries. He has a deep understanding of the relevant Chinese regulatory requirements and is a native Mandarin speaker. He earned his JD and PhD from Northwestern University, his MA from The Ohio State University, and his undergraduate degree from Peking University. On the other hand, Yiu joined as a partner in the corporate department. Coming from Allen & Overy, she has significant experience in Hong Kong capital markets offerings and China-focused M&A matters, and has advised on a broad range of corporate transactions for more than 15 years. Her Hong Kong equity capital markets experience includes IPOs, listings and private placements, rights issues and placings. Another focus of her practice is advising Greater China corporate clients on public and private M&A matters in Hong Kong and Asia. She is fluent in both Mandarin and Cantonese. Yiu earned her PCLL from the University of Hong Kong and her BA from the University of Oxford, Wadham College.

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