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The Chinese firm JunHe has hired Cathryn Jin as a corporate partner in Beijing. She previously was counsel at Fangda Partners.

Jin specializes in mergers and acquisitions, private equity, foreign investments and general corporate matters in China and overseas. In 2015, she was part of the team that advised Chinese online-to-offline services provider Meituan Corp. on a $15 billion combination with rival DianPing Holdings Ltd. to create Meituan Dianping.

Also in 2015, Jin was part of the team that advised Chinese online game developer Shanda Games Ltd. on a $1.9 billion buyout deal by Shanghai-based Capitalhold Ltd.

Before joining Fangda in 2016, Jin did a five-month stint in-house at e-commerce giant Amazon’s China unit, Amazon China, as legal counsel. Previously, she was an associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell’s Beijing office from 2011 to 2016, and at JunHe from 2006 to 2010.

JuneHe is one of China’s most profitable domestic firms. In June, it recruited former Latham & Watkins corporate associate Chris Tang as a partner in Hong Kong. The Beijing-based firm reported 450 lawyers, including 135 equity partners, in 2017 with $219 million in gross revenue and $1 million in profit per equity partner.

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