Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom’s Hong Kong rainmaker, Julie Gao, is leaving the firm to join ByteDance Ltd., the Chinese owner of social media video app TikTok, as chief financial officer.

Gao is a prominent name in the legal sector and has for many years sewn up the market for high-value and highly complex U.S. initial public offerings (IPO) for Chinese companies. In more recent years, she’s also built an extremely strong brand in representing large Chinese startups.

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