Morrison & Foerster has added a real estate partner to its Shanghai office.

Maria Wang was previously a Shanghai-based counsel at Allen & Overy. She advises property developers and private equity funds on project launches, mergers and acquisitions, construction financing and asset disposals.

Wang joined Allen & Overy as an associate in 2010 and was promoted to counsel last month. Earlier in her career, she worked as an associate at Melbourne-based Chambers & Co.

According to its website, Morrison & Foerster’s Shanghai office has six lawyers including Wang. Globally, the firm has 1,020 lawyers in 17 offices.