Baker bolsters HK, Beijing practices

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From left: Victoria Lloyd, Lex Kuo, Kenneth Ching and Zhang Li

Baker McKenzie added Victoria Lloyd, Lex Kuo and Kenneth Ching as partners in its Hong Kong office, and also welcomed Zhang Li as a special counsel in Beijing.

Capital markets and M&A lawyer Lloyd joined from Ropes & Gray, where she was a partner. She has more than 25 years of experience advising major Chinese and multinational corporations, investments banks and private equity investors.

Media and entertainment lawyer Kuo rejoined the firm from Latham & Watkins, where he was a counsel in Hong Kong. He also has experience as in-house counsel at the Walt Disney Company in Beijing, and in hosting and producing radio programmes.

Leveraged and acquisition finance lawyer Ching joined from Shearman & Sterling, where he was a counsel. Ching has represented banks, credit funds and alternative capital providers, private equity sponsors, and corporate borrowers on a variety of large-cap and middle-market financing transactions.

Zhang joined from Covington, where she was an of counsel. She has extensive experience in international energy and infrastructure projects with a focus on nuclear, renewable, hydro power, thermal power, and transmission and distribution networks.