Eversheds’ Shi heads in-house in Shanghai

We don’t want to depress you, but next weekend it’s July. As we don our rain ponchos and head to Wimbledon come Monday, some will no doubt be stamping on the strawberries and shouting over their Pimms jug: “Where’s my summer?”

So, what a glorious opportunity to move to China. Not only to feel the heat and enjoy the grub, but also for its exciting legal scene – if you don’t believe us, check out The Lawyer Asia Pacific 150, which provides valuable insight into this rapidly changing legal scene.

If you’re looking for some inspiration, take note of Eversheds’ former China boss Sharon Shi. The London-based China chief has swapped St Paul’s for Shanghai and private practice for in-house, snapping up a general counsel role for the Shanghai Environment Group.

With the region’s air pollution reaching record levels, she’ll have her work cut out. But at least she won’t have to worry about carrying an umbrella all summer long. How’s that for tempting.

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