Stephenson Harwood has hired Clyde & Co’s Beijing chief representative Lynia Lau to lead its energy and resources practice in Asia from the Chinese capital.

Lau, who joined Clydes from King & Wood Mallesons in 2012, was one of two partners in Clydes’ Beijing office working alongside ex-Clifford Chance partner and arbitration lawyer Patrick Zheng, who managed the office. Clydes opened in Beijing in May 2013 to tap outbound deals, and has since launched a fourth China office in Chongqing.