Patrick Sherrington (002)-Article-201608251058 Hogan Lovells is looking at forming an association with a Chinese firm in the Shanghai free-trade zone (FTZ), according to Asia-Pacific managing partner Patrick Sherrington.

“China is a key market for us. We have certainly been considering the possibility of a permitted association in the Shanghai FTZ,” says Sherrington, who also heads up the firm’s Middle East operations. “That is something under active consideration at the moment.”