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Hong Kong: Allen & Overy nabs 2 partners from Linklaters

Allen & Overy have hired corporate experts Gilbert Li and Iris Yeung as partners in Hong Kong from Linklaters.

Li, who headed the Hong Kong corporate practice at Linklaters, advises on M&A and enterprise content management, covering the energy, infrastructure, financial services and fintech sectors. He will split his time between A&O’s Hong Kong and Sydney offices.

Yeung advises investment banks and corporations on M&A and equity fund-raising. She will work closely with A&O’s Greater China practice, as well as its joint operation firm Shanghai Lang Yue Law Firm to provide Mainland China companies with Hong Kong-related services. Yeung worked more than 12 years at Linklaters, having started her legal career there in 2010.

With these additions, A&O’s partner strength in Hong Kong has risen to 29.

Credits: Mari Iwata (LegalBusinessOnline)