Global law firm Reed Smith has announced the appointment of Alexander (Alex) Fischer as partner to its corporate and commercial practice. Alex joins the firm from the Shanghai office of Rӧdl and will be based in Reed Smith’s Shanghai office.
Alex’s corporate and commercial practice spans areas including M&A, foreign direct investment and investigations. He has built up significant experience in China-Europe (particularly Germany) inbound and outbound transactions and has strong experience in South Korean work, having set up the first German University branch campus in Busan, South Korea in 2010. Alex speaks fluent Mandarin and Korean.
“Alex’s arrival is another step in our strategy to strengthen our China practice,” commented Roger Parker, Reed Smith managing partner for Europe, the Middle East and Asia. “In addition, Alex’s deep knowledge of the German market strengthens our China-Europe offering to Chinese and German clients with in-bound and outbound investments.”
Reed Smith’s Shanghai office opened in 2011 and Alex’s arrival brings the team to five partners and 12 lawyers. Moreover, Alex’s arrival follows that of corporate partner Gregory Wang who joined the firm’s Hong Kong office in September. Reed Smith’s Hong Kong and Mainland China practice has grown to over 100 lawyers; the team work together to support clients seamlessly on transactions across a wide range of sectors.
“Alex’s arrival further strengthens our Beijing and Shanghai, China office relationship and also brings us closer to 30 lawyers in Mainland China,” said Jay Yan, managing partner of the Reed Smith’s Shanghai office.
About Alexander (Alex) Fischer
Alex studied at Bonn University and passed the Second State Examination as a trainee lawyer in Hessen in Germany. He speaks fluent Mandarin and Korean.
About Reed Smith
Reed Smith is a global law firm with 26 offices and more than 1,800 lawyers across Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the United States.
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