License our cutting-edge legal content to strengthen your thought leadership and brand. Deloitte. Photo: John Disney/ALMTThe Hong Kong legal arm of accounting firm Big Four Deloitte has hired its first partners since its inception in January. Peter Chen and Danny Lau join Deloitte`s affiliated law firm J. E. Jamison & Co. as partners, both at Chinese law firm Zhong Lun.Chen is also an auditor and tax advisor. and international trade and foreign investment. He joined Zhong Lun in 2012 as a partner at DeHeng Law Offices in China, where he worked as a tax partner. Between 2005 and 2010, he was a partner at Deloitte and headed the China Tax Desk in New York.Lau, which is admitted to the bar in Hong Kong and mainland China, focuses on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and general business issues. He joined Zhong Lun in 2012 and became a partner last January. Deloitte also has an affiliated law firm in mainland China since 2013, Qin Li Law Firm, which has five partners in Beijing and four partners in Shanghai and focuses on mergers and acquisitions and tax matters. Last month, The Asian Lawyer reported that up to 10 lawyers had been approached by Zhong Lun to join J.E.
Jamison & Co. including Chen and his current partner Victor Yang, who served as managing partner in Hong Kong until 2017. Patrick Yip, vice president of Deloitte China, told The Asian Lawyer in late November that J.E. Jamison & Co. will have 25 lawyers. including six partners specializing in corporate and commercial matters. J.E. Jamison & Co.`s only other lawyer is currently James Jamison, appointed partner and general counsel of Deloitte China.Meanwhile, Deloitte`s Big Four have already hired senior partners for their own affiliated law firms in Hong Kong.
Since last year, EY`s LC Lawyers and PricewaterhouseCoopers` Tiang & Partners have hired five and four partners from international law firms, respectively. and KPMG`s SF Lawyers has recruited three partners since its inception in January. Deloitte is actively recruiting lawyers for its Hong Kong affiliate law firm and is reaching out to local and international law firms, including Chinese law firm Zhong Lun.Patrick Yip, vice president of Deloitte China, said the accounting giant has approached two partners from Zhong Lun in Hong Kong to join J.E. Jamison & Co., a member firm founded in January by James Jamison, general counsel of Deloitte China. Became. One of the two partners accepted the offer, Yip said; He declined to name the partner, citing privacy concerns. Up to 10 lawyers from the Chinese firm have been approached to join J.E. Jamison & Co., including partners Victor Yang and Peter Chen, according to a source familiar with the matter. An earlier version of J. On the website of E.
Jamison & Co. six partners were on the list of Hong Kong members of Deloitte`s global legal network. Besides Jamison, the other five were Zhong Lun`s lawyers. The five lawyers are Yang, Chen, Gilbert Leung, Frederick Hui and Jonathan Wong. Deloitte took the website offline and «investigated why some unwarranted information is somehow related to the new law firm`s website,» Yip said.The five-member group, Yip said, does not include Zhong Lun`s only partner who accepted the offer to join J.E. Jamison & Co. Corporate Lawyer, Mr. Yang is a founding partner of the Canadian law firm of Boughton Peterson Yang Anderson, now known as Boughton Law Corp. In 2015, the firm`s Hong Kong office merged with Zhong Lun to become the Hong Kong China office, where Yang served as managing partner until 2017.
Chen is an auditor and advises on tax matters. He joined Zhong Lun in 2012 from Chinese law firm DeHeng, where he worked as a tax partner. Between 2005 and 2010, he was a partner at Deloitte and headed the China Tax Desk in New York.Leung, Hui and Wong are litigation lawyers. James Jamison founded J.E. Jamison & Co. in January and remains the only partner to this day. Prior to joining Deloitte`s Hong Kong office in 2011, Jamison was Head of Asia Pacific Arbitration at Tokyo-based Clifford Chance. E. Jamison & Co. is also currently recruiting senior and junior lawyers in the areas of litigation, arbitration, regulatory and private assets, and trust, depending on job postings. In late November, Yip .com Law`s The Asian Lawyer announced that J.E. Jamison & Co.
will have 25 lawyers, including six partners, all hired by local firms and focused on corporate and commercial matters. Deloitte is the last of the Big Four accounting firms to recruit for its Hong Kong subsidiaries. KPMG opened SF Lawyers in January, just weeks before The Asian Lawyer announced the formation of J.E. Jamison & Co. EY and PwC, which founded their own businesses in Hong Kong in 2015 and 2017 respectively, have been aggressively expanding since last year. Although Deloitte is the last of the Big Four accounting firms to establish an affiliated law firm in Hong Kong, it was the first to offer local legal services in China. In 2013, the company opened Qin Li Law Firm in Shanghai. Victor Yang has decades of legal experience in corporate and commercial, mergers and acquisitions, securities and listings, and private management. He has advised clients on numerous major cross-border M&A transactions in the hospitality, media, real estate, food and hospitality sectors, as well as IPOs in the shipping, container manufacturing, logistics, hospitality and telecommunications sectors. Prior to joining Yang Chan & Jamison, he was Managing Partner of a leading law firm in Hong Kong and Director Emeritus of TerraLex, a global network of independent law firms, until 2017. He was a founding partner of the Canadian law firm Boughton Peterson Yang Anderson, the first Canadian law firm to be admitted as a foreign law firm in China by the Chinese Ministry of Justice in 1992, and served as chief representative of the firm`s Shanghai office. Singapore and Hong Kong.
Valarie Fung is a highly experienced dispute resolution lawyer. She has been providing legal services and advice to financial institutions, publicly traded companies, multinational corporations, liquidators, bankruptcy administrators, insolvency administrators and high net worth individuals for many years. Fung specializes in:- litigation and arbitration (including, but not limited to, commercial and contractual disputes, shareholder disputes, bank-related disputes and probate disputes);- regulatory investigations of the Securities and Futures Commission, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and the Independent Anti-Corruption Commission, misconduct in the securities market, anti-money laundering and corruption;- bankruptcy, bankruptcy and receivership; Employment and trade restriction. Prior to joining Yang, Chan & Jamison LLP, Fung was Of Counsel at a top ten international law firm in the world before becoming Senior Counsel in the Litigation Unit of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority. Victor has many years of legal experience in corporate law and negotiation, mergers and acquisitions, securities and registrations, and private management. He has advised clients on numerous major cross-border M&A transactions in the hospitality, media, real estate, food and hospitality sectors, as well as IPOs in the shipping, container manufacturing, logistics, hospitality and telecommunications sectors. The Hong Kong legal arm of accounting firm Big Four Deloitte has hired two more partners from Chinese law firm Zhong Lun. Stephanie Bai is admitted to the bar in mainland China and New York State. Prior to joining Qinli, Bai worked for an international law firm, a local boutique labor law firm, and a Red Circle law firm.
She has nearly 9 years of experience in legal services. Bai`s law practice focuses on corporate law, private assets, cross-border investments, labor law, and dispute resolution. In private banking, Bai gained hands-on experience in cross-border asset protection and inheritance law, leading several projects to design and set up offshore family trust structures for Chinese high net worth clients, several of whom were Forbes-listed Chinese families.