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Hans-Gunther Hermann has been named counsel in Paul WeissÆ corporate department. He is also a member of the firmÆs China practice group.
Hermann's practice focuses on foreign direct investment and mergers and acquisitions in the People's Republic of China, with particular emphasis on regulated industries such as insurance, telecommunications, information technology and media. In addition, Hermann is vice president of the French Chamber in Hong Kong and vice chairman of its China Committee.
David Lee joins Paul Weiss's Hong Kong office as an associate and is a member of the firm's China Practice Group. His practice focuses on general corporate, corporate structuring, construction projects, foreign direct investment, securities investment funds, mergers and acquisitions and real estate and hotel management related work in China.
Also joining the China practice group in Hong Kong is associate Keith Shek. The new member of the corporate department practice focuses on commercial and corporate transactions, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, projects and oil & gas.
Joining Lee and Shek in the Hong Kong-based corporate practice is Olivia Wong, who comes on board as a solicitor. She focuses her practice on China-related commercial work. She has considerable experience in foreign direct investment, joint ventures and PRC employment issues.
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