Beijing, China.


Mayer Brown JSM has hired a new finance partner from White & Case to be its China head of projects in Beijing.

Hallam Chow, who was a Beijing-based project finance partner at White & Case, advises on the financing aspects of energy and infrastructure projects, and asset and equipment leasing. He has represented state-owned China National Offshore Oil Corp. International Ltd., Saudi Arabian Oil Co. and Manila-based Asian Development Bank on China-related transactions and projects.

Chow joined White & Case in New York in 1994 and moved to his native Hong Kong in 2003; he has been based in Beijing since 2016.

Mayer Brown has added four partners in Asia so far this year. In January, the firm recruited corporate partner Brian McKenna, who was international counsel with Debevoise & Plimpton. The firm has also opened a new office in Tokyo this year with former Ashurst Tokyo office head Rupert Burrows and counsel Shri Maski. Maski is now a partner at Mayer Brown.

Chicago-based Mayer Brown posted $1.313 billion in gross revenue in 2017, beating its pre-recession revenue mark ($1.294 billion in 2008) for the first time.