Rocky Lee of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft (New York).  HANDOUT.Former Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft Asia managing partner Rocky Lee and Hong Kong capital markets partner Stephen Chan have found new homes at King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) and Dechert respectively, following the closure at the end of December of the New York firm’s Beijing and Hong Kong offices.

Lee (pictured) has joined KWM as the firm’s head of US corporate, splitting his time between Beijing and Menlo Park in Silicon Valley. He has built his practice representing private equity investors and Chinese startup founders on financing rounds. He has advised investments into leading Chinese internet and technology companies such as smartphone maker Xiaomi, car-hailing app operator Didi Chuxing and, often referred to as China’s Airbnb.