Morrison Foerster has expanded its private equity and M&A operation in China with the hiring of partner Zhao Rongjing from Kirkland & Ellis.
She has 15 years of experience in advising on cross-border transactions, including control deals and leveraged buyouts, mergers and acquisitions, growth capital investments, spin-offs, and distressed M&A transactions. Zhao, who will be working in the Beijing and Shanghai offices, primarily represents private equity funds on matters in China and the rest of Asia.
In addition, Zhao can assist on the privatisation of US-listed companies and other M&A transactions, involving both US public and private companies.
Zhao started her career in the Shanghai and Los Angeles offices of O’Melveny, and was most recently a partner at Kirkland & Ellis, where she worked for more than eight years before joining Morrison Foerster.