Zhao Sheng boosts competition, corporate practices

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LEFT: VIVIAN CAO; RIGHT: COLETTE PAN

Zhao Sheng Law Firm, the China joint operation partner of global law firm Linklaters, recently announced the appointment of Vivian Cao, who joined the firm’s competition practice in Beijing, and corporate M&A practitioner Colette Pan, who is based in the firm’s Shanghai office.

Cao is qualified in both PRC and New York State, and had been a partner with Fangda Partners since 2017. Prior to that she worked at Freshfields, MWE China and IDG Asia.

Pan is also qualified in PRC and New York State, and specialises in China-facing financial institutions, tech and fintech M&A, as well as financial regulations. She had been a partner at Fangda Partners since 2018.

“Vivian is a well-recognized competition lawyer in China with both Chinese and international exposure,” said Eric Liu, managing partner of Zhao Sheng Law Firm. “Colette had spent more than 10 years with our joint operation partner, Linklaters, following her graduation. As a leading practitioner in the financial institution M&A space, she will further strengthen our capabilities in this area … to seize the opportunities arising from the recent opening up of the financial sectors.”