HFW makes Shanghai hires

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HFW makes Shanghai hires, Left-Brinton Scott, Right-Danielle Peng
Left: Brinton Scott, Right: Danielle Peng

HFW has recruited senior partner Brinton Scott and of counsel Danielle Peng, both in Shanghai.

Scott joins HFW from Winston & Strawn, where he was that law firm’s Shanghai managing partner. Previously, he was the Shanghai managing partner and head of China practice at Barlow Lyde & Gilbert (now Clyde & Co).

Having worked for about 25 years in China, Scott advises large multinational corporations and investment funds on corporate matters including M&A, foreign direct investment (FDI), joint ventures, restructuring, investigations and white-collar crime, employment, IP, and technology, with experience across sectors including insurance, aviation, retail, healthcare and automotive.

Prior to HFW, Peng was the Asia-Pacific legal senior director of Cooper Standard, a US automotive systems and components manufacturer, where she led the company’s legal affairs in China, South Korea, India, Japan and Singapore.

Peng advises multinational corporations on cross-border M&A and FDI, including due diligence, deal structuring, and the drafting and negotiation of acquisition agreements, as well as general corporate, compliance, government and regulatory matters in China.