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Chinese private equity specialist Han Kun Law Offices has expanded its dispute resolution practice with a new partner in Beijing.

Chen Xianglin was most recently of counsel with King & Wood Mallesons. Chen represents Chinese clients in international arbitration cases seated in Singapore, Hong Kong and in other locations and assists multinationals on commercial litigation before Chinese courts. He has represented clients on contract and business disputes in the real estate, construction and manufacturing sectors.

Chen joined King & Wood in 2006 and was of counsel with the Chinese firm when he left for Harvard Law School’s LL.M. program in July 2016.

Beijing-based Han Kun has expanded beyond its traditional strength in private equity and venture capital work in recent years. Earlier this year, the firm also added two lateral recruits from global firms: in March, the firm hired former Morgan, Lewis & Bockius Beijing corporate partner Duan Min; and in January, it poached former White & Case China head and M&A partner Li Xiaoming.

Han Kun has about 200 lawyers, including 40 partners, across offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Hong Kong.

Anna Zhang is based in Hong Kong, where she writes about the business of law and legal issues in Asia and Australia. Contact her at azhang@alm.com. On Twitter: @annazhangc.