Beijing-headquartered Commerce & Finance Law Offices (Tongshang) has launched a Hong Kong association with local firm Eric Chow & Co., which will focus on capital markets as well as mergers and acquisitions.

Eric Chow & Co. Hong Kong office managing partner and namesake Eric Chow, who is formerly of Dentons and Paul Hastings, is joined by partner Clement Jiang, an ex-Shearman & Sterling Hong Kong associate.

Both Chow and Jiang specialise in Hong Kong capital markets transactions.

Founded in 1992 as one of the first private practice law firms in China Commerce & Finance Law Offices, which counts 89 partners and over 300 lawyers and legal professionals among its staff, has a history of taking part in a number state-owned capital markets projects.

Earlier this month the firm, which already has physical offices in Shenzhen and Shanghai, made headlines when it played a role advising in Hong Kong’s biggest biotech IPO of the year.

“We are very excited about our new office in Hong Kong. We look forward to better serving our valued clients by offering both PRC and Hong Kong legal advice under one brand,” said Commerce & Finance Law Offices managing partner, Wu Gang, in a media release.


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