AnJie recruits three partners


AnJie Law Firm recently appointed three new partners to join its Beijing office, including an intellectual property (IP) veteran and two private equity and venture capital (PE/VC) experts.

James Ma, Xie Yongtao and Echo Zhao
From left: James Ma, Xie Yongtao and Echo Zhao

James Ma is experienced in patents, trade secrets, trademarks and unfair competition disputes and other IP issues, as well as complicated commercial disputes in China. He has worked for many multinationals and domestic companies in protecting their IP rights and handling disputes.

Xie Yongtao focuses on PE/VC, initial public offerings (IPOs), competition law, outbound investment and corporate matters. He has advised clients on offshore and onshore IPO transactions.

Echo Zhao is experienced in PE/VC, cross-border M&A and private wealth management, and served as both general counsel and Asia-Pacific general counsel of multiple multinationals. She has handled major contract negotiations throughout China, Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand.