K&L Gates has recruited a Hong Kong partner from China’s Haiwen & Partners, a hire that runs counter to a current trend in which partners and associates have been jumping from international firms to Chinese ones.

Guiping Lu previously led the Chinese firm’s Hong Kong office. Dual-qualified in Hong Kong and the U.S., he advises on debt and equity securities offers in Hong Kong and related transactions. Last year, he advised on Chinese ticketing site Maoyan Entertainment’s pre-IPO convertible bond offer in Hong Kong.