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Shanghai-based Llinks Law Offices has hired a corporate partner.

David Pan was most recently general counsel for U.S. chemicals manufacturer Huntsman Corp.’s China business, where he worked on legal matters relating to establishing and operating large-scale manufacturing businesses. He had also advised on mergers and acquisitions, technology licensing and franchising, bulk sales and compliance matters relating to environmental protection law, anti-corruption rules and antitrust law.

Pan joined Huntsman in 2006 and had worked in the company’s offices in Shanghai and Houston. Before going in-house, he worked at Chinese firm JunHe for five years.

With Pan’s arrival, Shanghai-based Llinks now has 25 partners. Late last year, former M&A partner Amigo Xie left the firm to join K&L Gates in Shanghai. A boutique firm with most of its lawyers based in Shanghai instead of the country’s top legal market, Beijing, Llinks’s financial performance in 2015 beat many of its larger domestic competitors. With $37.5 million in revenue, it recorded a 72 percent growth—the highest rate among China’s 35 top-grossing firms . The firm had $560,000 in revenue-per-lawyer in 2015, also the highest among the China 35.

In addition to Shanghai and Beijing, Llinks has an office in Hong Kong.

Email: azhang@alm.com.

Shanghai-based Llinks Law Offices has hired a corporate partner.

David Pan was most recently general counsel for U.S. chemicals manufacturer Huntsman Corp.’s China business, where he worked on legal matters relating to establishing and operating large-scale manufacturing businesses. He had also advised on mergers and acquisitions, technology licensing and franchising, bulk sales and compliance matters relating to environmental protection law, anti-corruption rules and antitrust law.

Pan joined Huntsman in 2006 and had worked in the company’s offices in Shanghai and Houston. Before going in-house, he worked at Chinese firm JunHe for five years.

With Pan’s arrival, Shanghai-based Llinks now has 25 partners. Late last year, former M&A partner Amigo Xie left the firm to join K&L Gates in Shanghai. A boutique firm with most of its lawyers based in Shanghai instead of the country’s top legal market, Beijing, Llinks’s financial performance in 2015 beat many of its larger domestic competitors. With $37.5 million in revenue, it recorded a 72 percent growth—the highest rate among China’s 35 top-grossing firms . The firm had $560,000 in revenue-per-lawyer in 2015, also the highest among the China 35.

In addition to Shanghai and Beijing, Llinks has an office in Hong Kong.

Email: azhang@alm.com.