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China: Linklaters Zhao Sheng competition practices strengthened with new hire

 |  August 25, 2019

Linklaters’ Shanghai Free Trade Zone joint operation partner, Zhao Sheng Law Firm, announced the hire of Vivian Cao, who will join the firm’s growing Competition practice in their newly established Beijing branch, and corporate M&A practitioner Colette Pan who will be based in the firm’s Shanghai office, to supplement the firm’s offerings in Beijing and Shanghai. 

Eric Liu, Managing Partner of Zhao Sheng Law Firm said, “We are delighted to announce two new additions to the Zhao Sheng team. Vivian is a well-recognised competition lawyer in China with both Chinese and international exposure. Following the opening of our Beijing office in May this year, Vivian joining us further demonstrates our long-term commitment to the China market and our clients. Colette had spent more than 10 years with our joint operation partner, Linklaters, following her graduation. As a recognised practitioner in the financial institutions M&A space, she will further strengthen our capabilities in this area and help us continue to advise both our international and Chinese clients to seize the opportunities arising from the recent opening up of the financial sectors.”

Vivian Cao, who is qualified in both PRC and New York State, has been a partner with Fangda Partners since 2017, joining from Freshfields. Prior to that she worked at MWE China and IDG Asia.

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