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Chinese firm DaHui Lawyers has hired three new partners in its Beijing and Shanghai offices.

Antitrust partner Jie Tong and corporate partners Julia Dai and Xikang Wang join from Allen & Overy, Latham & Watkins, and the Goldman Sachs Group Inc., respectively.

Tong, most recently a senior associate with Allen & Overy in Beijing, will lead DaHui’s antitrust practice and work with the corporate and disputes practices. Tong advises on merger reviews, cartel investigations and compliance and regulatory matters. Before joining the Magic Circle firm, he spent 12 years at China’s Ministry of Commerce, where he reviewed mergers and inbound and outbound investments.

Dai joins DaHui’s office in Shanghai, where she had been an associate with Latham for 10 years. She advises on China-related cross-border mergers and acquisitions. Last year, Dai advised Chinese technology company Tencent Holdings Ltd. on a $175 million joint investment with Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn Technology Group into Indian messaging app Hike.

Wang, who will be based in the firm’s Beijing headquarters, was most recently an executive director at Goldman Sachs, where he worked on financing transactions for Chinese companies. Before joining the investment bank, he was a capital markets associate at Loeb & Loeb in Beijing for four years. He also practiced with Shearman & Sterling earlier in his career.

DaHui was founded in 2013 in Beijing and opened a second office in Shanghai last year. The firm has hired most of its partners from leading international law firms or multinational corporations. Last year, it hired M&A partner Liu Tian from White & Case and employment law partner Patrick Gu from Emerson Electric. It has 16 partners across two offices.