The former head of K&L Gates’ Hong Kong office has joined the Hong Kong affiliate firm of Beijing’s Zhong Lun Law Firm.

Clifford Ng, former administrative partner-in-charge for K&L Gates in Hong Kong, has joined 21-lawyer Boughton Peterson Yang Anderson as a partner. Boughton Peterson merged earlier this year with a previous Hong Kong affiliate of Zhong Lun, one of China’s largest law firms with over 620 lawyers.