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The Shanghai office will open in mid-2014 and will be led by partner Gaby Smeenk. Smeenk, a corporate lawyer, is moving from Amsterdam to head up the new venture.
She has experience leading M&A work with an Asian component. Recent transactions include advising Philips on the TV joint venture with Chinese company TPV and Rabobank on the divestment of asset manager Robeco to Japanese buyer ORIX.
De Brauw said the move was in response to its clients’ growing demand for assistance in their business overseas.