Chinese firm DaHui Lawyers has hired a partner in Beijing.

Chris Chen was previously a counsel at Shearman & Sterling, where he advised on capital markets transactions. He has worked on initial public offerings and bond issues for companies including the state-run China National Petroleum Corp. He also advises on compliance matters and mergers and acquisitions.

Chen began his legal career in Shearman’s San Francisco office in 2003. He transferred to Beijing a year later and was promoted to counsel in 2012.

Launched at the beginning of 2013, DaHui now has 30 lawyers in its Beijing office, including six partners. The firm also has a two-lawyer Shanghai office.

In November the firm brought aboard Peter Burrows, the former China head for Norton Rose Fulbright, as a senior consultant.