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  • Linklaters

/uploads/sites/405/2017/10/Shanghai-Night-Skyline-Article-201710092216.jpg" alt="" width="558" height="372" /> Linklaters is awaiting regulatory approval for a joint operation with Chinese "best friend" firm Zhao Sheng, which is now led by former Linklaters consultant��Eric Liu. <a href="http://www.legalweek.com/sites/legalweek/2017/04/24/linklaters-to-make-long-awaited-china-law-move-with-new-shanghai-spin-off/" target="_blank">The firms struck up a best friend relationship��this April</a>, when a team of three partners and 16 lawyers left Linklaters��� China offices to join��the Shanghai-based firm. Liu,��senior lawyer Grace Yu and corporate counsel Zhou Zhirong, have all transferred over from Linklaters to Zhao Sheng��as of March of this year. According to the Shanghai Bar Association, all have since been made partners of the firm, and Liu was appointed managing partner in August. Liu, who��spent 10 years at Linklaters, was previously based in Beijing and��<a href="http://www.linklaters.com/News/LatestNews/Pages/Asia-team-strengthened-new-partners-counsel.aspx" target="_blank">was��promoted to senior consultant at the magic circle firm last year</a>. Zhao Sheng, which was founded in 2010,��focuses on real estate, maritime law, intellectual property, construction, competition, criminal defense and corporate work. In September,��the firm moved into new offices in Shanghai���s Mirae Asset Tower, one floor above Linklaters��� Shanghai��base. Under Chinese regulations, international law firms are only permitted to open representative offices in the country and are restricted from offering Chinese law advice. However, the Shanghai��free trade zone (FTZ) scheme, which was launched in 2013, enables foreign firms to offer Chinese law advice via an association with a local firm, or by setting up an independent practice in the FTZ. Linklaters declined to comment. </div> <div class="share-tools-bottom"></div> <

  • Linklaters

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