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Having opened its first Chinese office in Shanghai in 2011, Cooley is expanding its Asia-Pacific presence with the launch of a Beijing office, its 13th worldwide.
Investment-fund lawyer Xun Zeng joins from Ropes & Gray and will be Cooley’s first resident partner in Beijing. With more than 10 years’ experience advising fund sponsors, institutional investors and other corporate clients in New York, Hong Kong and Beijing, Zeng’s practice is focused on the formation, structuring and operation of private equity, venture capital and co-investment funds. She also advises fund sponsors regarding upper-tier arrangements, carried interest plans and related governance matters.
To support the launch, four China-based partners will be dividing their time between the Beijing and Shanghai offices: Pang Lee, Patrick Loofbourrow, James Lu and Christina Zhang. In addition, two Cooley associates have relocated from the firm’s Shanghai office to Beijing.
Cooley advises 450+ fund organizations worldwide on fund formation, including 50+ fund managers with their primary operations in China. Mike Lincoln, global chair of Cooley’s business department, commented that the firm had “worked with private investment fund clients [across the Asia-Pacific region] over three decades. We can now deliver on-the-ground legal resources in China’s capital city as we further expand our international capabilities.”
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