Jingtian makes five GBA, Shanghai hires

From left to right: Liu Wei, Justin Ma, Jin Tian Zhang and Long Jiang Liwei

Jingtian & Gongcheng has hired Liu Wei and Justin Ma in Hong Kong, Jin Tian and Zhang Long in Shenzhen, and Jiang Liwei in Shanghai.

Liu joined from DLA Piper, where he was head of China practice. He was also head of China practice at the former Mallesons Stephen Jacques before the firm merged into King Wood & Mallesons.

Liu participated in the Hong Kong Basic Law’s drafting in the 1980s, and as one of the first batch of PRC lawyers working in Hong Kong, he later worked for Securities and Futures Commission as the China affairs officer responsible for supervision of red-chip, H-share and B-share companies.

Prior to Jingtian & Gongcheng, Ma worked at DLA piper and Kirkland Ellis. Admitted to practice both in Hong Kong and Australia, he has acted for many major investment banks and corporations in corporate finance transactions including Hong Kong IPOs, spin-offs, M&A, and compliance matters of listed companies.

Jin and Zhang joined from the Shenzhen branches of Jia Yuan Law Offices and King & Wood Mallesons, respectively, and both ascend from associates to partners. Jin’s practice focuses on IPOs, PE investment, M&A, and enterprises restructuring and reorganisation. Zhang specialises in dispute resolution, especially in real estate and construction projects, corporate equity and investment M&A, finance and asset management, securities litigation and major commercial transactions.

Jiang joined from LexField Law Offices, where he was a partner. Prior to that, he worked in four courts in Beijing for 12 years with 10 years of experience in intellectual property (IP) trials. Jiang’s practice is focused on the protection of intellectual property rights, anti-monopoly, anti-unfair competition, and litigation and arbitration.