Washington, D.C. offices of Morgan Lewis. June 10, 2015. Photo by Diego M. Radzinschi/THE NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL.
Washington, D.C. offices of Morgan Lewis. June 10, 2015. Photo by Diego M. Radzinschi/THE NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL. (Diego M. Radzinschi)

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius has hired four more lawyers from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe as part of its effort to launch a Hong Kong office and expand its mainland China offerings.

Last month, Morgan Lewis hired nine Orrick partners in Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai. Now, it has lured four Orrick of counsel—Rosita Chu, Eli Gao, Yan Zeng and Roger Zhou. All of them will be partners at the Philadelphia-based firm.

In January, a nine-partner corporate finance and mergers and acquisition team led by former Orrick global head of capital markets Edwin Luk and global co-head of private equity Maurice Hoo announced they had resigned and would launch a Hong Kong office for Morgan Lewis. The office will take the form of an association between Morgan Lewis and a local Hong Kong law firm. Luk & Partners opened Monday, while approval of the association by the Hong Kong Law Society is still pending. All nine are partners with Morgan Lewis.

The four new partners will all be based in Hong Kong. Chu, Gao and Zhou specialize in capital markets offerings, while Zeng focuses on private equity related M&A work. A start date for the new partners is still under negotiation.

Following the departures, Orrick is left with disputes partner Charles Allen and M&A partners Sook Young Yeu and David Halperin in Hong Kong; intellectual property partners Xiang Wang and Shelley Zhang in Beijing; and IP partner Ethan Ma and corporate partner Jeffrey Sun in Shanghai.

Email: azhang@alm.com.

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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius has hired four more lawyers from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe as part of its effort to launch a Hong Kong office and expand its mainland China offerings.

Last month, Morgan Lewis hired nine Orrick partners in Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai. Now, it has lured four Orrick of counsel—Rosita Chu, Eli Gao, Yan Zeng and Roger Zhou. All of them will be partners at the Philadelphia-based firm.

In January, a nine-partner corporate finance and mergers and acquisition team led by former Orrick global head of capital markets Edwin Luk and global co-head of private equity Maurice Hoo announced they had resigned and would launch a Hong Kong office for Morgan Lewis. The office will take the form of an association between Morgan Lewis and a local Hong Kong law firm. Luk & Partners opened Monday, while approval of the association by the Hong Kong Law Society is still pending. All nine are partners with Morgan Lewis.

The four new partners will all be based in Hong Kong. Chu, Gao and Zhou specialize in capital markets offerings, while Zeng focuses on private equity related M&A work. A start date for the new partners is still under negotiation.

Following the departures, Orrick is left with disputes partner Charles Allen and M&A partners Sook Young Yeu and David Halperin in Hong Kong; intellectual property partners Xiang Wang and Shelley Zhang in Beijing; and IP partner Ethan Ma and corporate partner Jeffrey Sun in Shanghai.

Email: azhang@alm.com.

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