Linklaters’ China alliance firm has launched a new office in Beijing.

Shanghai-based Zhao Sheng Law Firm received approval from local authorities in Beijing earlier this month to open the office, which will be located in the same building and on the same floor as Linklaters’ Beijing office. Zhao Sheng will send three lawyers from Shanghai to the new Beijing branch; the office currently does not have a resident partner, though firm managing partner Eric Liu will split time between Shanghai and Beijing.*