Bird & Bird has added James Fong as a partner, bolstering its corporate practice in China. Fong joins from Mayer Brown JSM, where he was a corporate partner. He is an experienced corporate finance lawyer, and primarily advises sponsors and issuers on capital market transactions. He also has considerable experience advising on corporate finance matters, including block trades, rights issues, takeover, private equities, listing of exchange-traded funds, cash offer, joint ventures and regulatory compliance. Fong will work closely with the firm’s existing Hong Kong equity capital markets and corporate team, as well as the established teams in Beijing and Shanghai.