Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Opens Hong Kong Office

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Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Opens Hong Kong Office

HONG KONG and PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 25 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

    Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, the premier provider of legal services to technology, life sciences, and growth

enterprises worldwide, is pleased to announce that it has opened an office in Hong Kong.

    (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20040225/SFWSGRLOGO )

    "China is an incredibly vibrant market-one that we have been focused on and investing in for many years," said

CEO Steve Bochner. "Given Hong Kong's position as a leading global financial center and the preferred overseas

capital market for many Chinese enterprises, it is the logical place for us to open our second office in China. There

are also considerable synergies between Hong Kong and the work we already are doing in China. We are

extremely pleased to have found the right team and leadership to anchor our Hong Kong office, and look forward to

continuing to build our presence in the Greater China region." 

    "This is a very exciting time to be in China," said Carmen Chang, who will oversee the firm's Hong Kong office as

Senior Resident Partner. "World-class companies continue to form, entrepreneurialism is on the rise, and the

economy is exceptionally strong. In the past several years, we have been fortunate enough to work with many

outstanding, talented clients, and the establishment of a Hong Kong office will allow us to serve them even more

effectively and significantly grow our China practice."  

    The Hong Kong team will be led by Weiheng Chen, who co-heads the firm's China practice along with Carmen

Chang. He recently joined the firm from Milbank, Tweed, Hadley, and McCloy and has particular expertise in

private equity, mergers and acquisitions, and capital markets. The Hong Kong team will work closely with the firm's

attorneys in Shanghai and the U.S. The China practice represents clients in a variety of legal matters in the Greater

China region and the U.S., including cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital

investments, capital markets, joint venture and other forms of foreign investments, branch operations, spin-offs,

and intellectual property and employment benefits counseling. The practice performs the corporate and securities

work for many notable U.S.- or Hong Kong-listed public companies with a significant Chinese component to their

management and operations, including Ambow Education Holdings, Marvell Technology Group, Semiconductor

Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC), Spreadtrum Communications, Tencent Holdings, and UT Starcom.

In addition, the China team frequently collaborates with the firm's U.S.-based litigation department to represent

clients headquartered in China in patent, securities, employment, and other litigation and arbitration matters.

    The new office is located at Suite 504, Two Exchange Square, 8 Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong. The

main office phone number is +852 2168 0700, and the fax is +852 2168 0701.

    About Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

    Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati's broad range of services and legal disciplines is focused on serving the

principal challenges faced by the management and boards of directors of business enterprises. The firm is

nationally recognized as a leader in the fields of corporate governance and finance, mergers and acquisitions,

private equity, securities class action litigation, employment law, intellectual property, and antitrust, among many

other areas of law. In addition to the newly opened Hong Kong location, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has

offices in Austin, New York, Palo Alto, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Shanghai, and Washington, D.C. For

additional information, please visit http://www.wsgr.com.

    SOURCE:  Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

    CONTACT:  Mona Behan, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati



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