Sydney, Australia

Australian firm Colin Biggers & Paisley has hired corporate partner Connie Chen in Sydney. Chen joined from Holman Fenwick Willan, where she was special counsel.

Chen focuses on mergers and acquisitions between Australia and China, particularly on the acquisition and disposal of container terminal portfolios. She will be part of Colin Biggers’  China practice and advise on investments in Australia and China.

Before joining Holman Fenwick in 2002, Chen previously practiced at Allen & Overy in Beijing and Clayton Utz in Sydney.

Colin Biggers, whose offices are located only in Australia, launched its China practice in 2013, providing corporate advisory and dispute resolution services to foreign and local Chinese companies in Australia, as well as foreign companies in China. With the addition of Chen, the China practice now has six partners, all based in Australia.

Last November, the firm added a Shanghai-based consultant, Michael Wadley, to its China practice.

Sydney-based MinterEllison also recently expanded its China practice, recruiting corporate partner Shaun McRobert in Perth from King & Wood Mallesons.

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