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US firm Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe has bulked up its corporate team in Beijing with the hire of partner Thomas Man and of counsel Brad Herrold, both from Hogan Lovells’ China corporate practice.
The move marks a return to Orrick for Man, who was previously a partner at the firm’s Beijing’s office before joining legacy Lovells’ Beijing office in 2008.
A native of Shandong, China, Man is known for his work on inbound and outbound M&A and complex cross-border transactions representing Chinese and international companies.
Of counsel Herrold has nearly 20 years’ experience in the Chinese market, working in private business before becoming a commercial lawyer.
Commenting on the hires, Orrick’s China office leader Michelle Taylor said: “We’ve seen tremendous growth in the inbound and outbound M&A market and the demand for sophisticated legal support from Chinese and international clients.
“Thomas and Brad are talented lawyers with stellar credentials and their joining will further strengthen one of the most experienced corporate teams in China.”
As part of its Chinese drive, Orrick has relocated of counsel Veronica Lockyer from its London office to Shanghai, where she will provide on-the-ground support for the firm’s Chinese clients investing in Europe.
Lockyer has experience in regulatory and transactional matters, including antitrust and data privacy.