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CMS has entered an association with a Hong Kong law firm set up this month by former Troutman Sanders partner Shirley Lau — a move that will allow the firm to offer local law advice and a full-service corporate offering alongside its existing disputes and finance practice in Hong Kong.

Shirley Lau & Co was launched by name partner Lau and six more lawyers from Troutman Sanders’ Hong Kong office, which the Atlanta-based firm previously announced would wind down by the end of this month. Troutman also previously announced it plans to close its offices in Beijing and Shanghai.

Lau specializes in listings, mergers and acquisitions and compliance matters related to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. She joined Troutman Sander in 2005 from legacy Preston Gates & Ellis.

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Anna Zhang

Anna Zhang is the Hong Kong-based Asia Bureau Chief for Law.com International. She writes about lawyers and legal issues across Asia. Her coverage includes the business of law, global and domestic law firms, in-house legal departments and regulatory issues. She can be reached at [email protected]

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