Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher has added new partners in Hong Kong and Beijing.

In Hong Kong, Patricia Tan Openshaw is moving over from Paul Hastings, where she was a partner specializing in energy and infrastructure transactions in the Philippines. In May, she advised Philippine real estate developer Vista Land & Lifescapes Inc. on a $225 million notes issue on the Singapore Exchange, as well as Goldman Sachs International as underwriter of a $300 million bond issue by Philippine conglomerate Ayala Corp. Openshaw had been with Paul Hastings since 2007, and previously was a Hong Kong-based counsel at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.

Former Shearman & Sterling counsel Fang Xue is now a Gibson Dunn partner in Beijing. She advises on cross-border mergers and acquisitions involving Chinese companies. Xue joined Shearman & Sterling in New York in 2003, relocated to Hong Kong in 2007 and has been based in Beijing since 2009.

Gibson Dunn now has three lawyers, including one partner, based permanently in its Beijing office, which opened early last year. The Los Angeles-based firm has 12 lawyers in Hong Kong, including four partners. Globally, the firm has about 1,150 lawyers in 18 offices.

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