Pillsbury announces opening of new office in Beijing, China

Pillsbury has announced the opening of its Beijing office. This is Pillsbury’s second office in the People’s Republic of China (PRC), along with its office in Shanghai.

The office opened with the arrival of two new partners, David Livdahl and Jenny Jia Sheng, who joined the firm’s corporate and securities practice.

Both partners are veterans of the Paul Hastings office in Beijing, which Livdahl led. Three associates, also from Paul Hastings, are expected to join the Beijing office as well. All five attorneys will join a firm-wide China team that has members in virtually all of Pillsbury’s offices.

Livdahl advises multinational companies on structuring investments in China and has extensive experience in cross-border mergers and acquisitions, most frequently for industrial sector clients.

He has been recognised by Chambers and IFLR1000 as a leading lawyer in mergers and acquisitions and was named China Corporate Lawyer of 2011 by the International Law Organization.

Sheng represents clients in various industries, including manufacturing, distribution, real estate, telecommunications, construction, mining, shipping and foreign trade.

She focuses on PRC legal issues, investments and transactions including antitrust reviews, strategic investment alliances, incorporations, real-estate purchases and sales, private equity investments, international trade matters, intellectual property and operational contracts.