International law firm Reed Smith today announced the appointment of Ivan Chiang to its partnership. Based in Shanghai, Ivan joins the firm’s corporate and securities group from K&L Gates.
Ivan has over 15 years of experience advising clients in China on mergers & acquisitions, capital market transactions, private equity financings, RMB fund formation, direct investments, construction and property related matters.
He also has broad capital market experience advising companies offering and listing their securities on the Hong Kong, London and Luxemburg Stock Exchanges. Ivan has worked in-house in the technology, semiconductor, and wireless communications industries.
Ivan’s appointment follows that of Counsel John Tan who joined the Shanghai office in June this year. Jay Yan, Shanghai Office Managing Partner, is building Reed Smith's Shanghai team, located in Wheelock Square, one of Shanghai's newest office towers on Nanjing Road West, in the heart of Shanghai's commercial district.
Ivan’s appointment follows that of John Tan who joined the firm earlier this year as counsel specialising in compliance and litigation, especially in the areas of life sciences.
Roger Parker, Reed Smith’s Managing Partner for Europe, the Middle East and Asia commented:
“We are working to expand our team in Shanghai and diversify our capabilities, to serve new and existing clients looking to do business in China.
“Ivan's proven track record, of helping clients in China and Taiwan and throughout Asia, will complement our existing office expertise in Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai, and assist our clients when entering such a key world market.”
Jay Yan, Reed Smith’s Shanghai Office Managing Partner added:
“We have seen increasing referrals of client work into Shanghai in the last year from Reed Smith’s global platform. Ivan's expertise in financial services, investment and capital markets gives added strength to our ability to serve clients investing in China and we welcome him to our China team."
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About Ivan Chiang
Ivan is admitted to practice in New York and Hong Kong and is fluent in Chinese and English. He is a graduate of Columbia University Law School.
Prior to working at K&L Gates, Ivan was the senior counsel from 2002 to 2006 for two technology companies in the semiconductor and wireless communication industries. He assumed senior management roles in a data centre company (Shanghai and Taipei) from 2001 to 2002. In the earliest stages of his career, Ivan worked as an associate at Freshfields (Hong Kong and Shanghai from 1994 to 2000) and at Curtis Mallet-Prevost, Colt and Mosle in NYC (1992-1993).
About Reed Smith’s Shanghai office
Reed Smith’s Shanghai office, established in July 2011, specialises in general corporate, cross-border investment, mergers and acquisitions, debt restructuring, financing, intellectual property, import & export control, labour issues, life sciences, hotel management, regulatory, compliance, and litigation and arbitration.
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