has added a project finance partner in Hong Kong.
Carolyn Dong is joining from
King & Wood Mallesons
, where she was partner in the energy, resources and projects group in Beijing. Three associates in Beijing and one in Hong Kong are also making the move with her.
Dong focuses on large-scale energy projects on behalf of Chinese state-owned oil companies. In 2010, she advised a joint venture between China Petroleum & Chemical Corp., better known as Sinopec, and Saudi Basic Industries Corp. on a $2.8 billion financing for the construction of a petrochemical complex in Tianjin.
For a law firm partner, Dong has a relatively scant practice background. Before joining King & Wood in 2009, she worked for five years as an internal auditor and treasury manager at international oil giant BP Plc. She also worked in the treasury department of Sinopec from 1993 to 1999. Her only prior legal practice experience was a stint as an associate at
from 2001 to 2004, though he was a law lecturer at a Chinese university from 1986 to 1993.
DLA Piper, which has over 3,700 lawyers worldwide, has 136 in Hong Kong.