Simmons hires King & Wood partner for Beijing launch

Simmons & Simmons has appointed a partner to lead the development of its new Beijing office. Davis Wang joins from Chinese firm King & Wood, where he was a partner.

Davis is a PRC and US qualified lawyer specialising in foreign direct investment, M&A, private equity fund investment and fund formation, with a focus on the TMT industry sector. 

He has more than 15 years of experience representing multinational companies and is fluent in English and Mandarin.

The Lawyer revealed at the end of last month that the firm is targeting an office launch in Beijing that will function as a hub for its Chinese practice, which already includes bases in both Shanghai and Hong Kong (31 May 2010).

Simmons has discussed the possibility of a Beijing office to add to its other Chinese offices in Hong Kong and Shanghai for some time, but withdrew a previous licence application after regional managing partner Huen Wong left for Fried Frank in 2006.