PALO ALTO, CA (September 9, 2014) – Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, the premier provider of legal services to technology, life sciences, and growth enterprises worldwide, is pleased to announce that Ethan Jin has become a partner at the firm. Formerly with the Beijing office of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Jin brings extensive experience with Hong Kong capital markets, as well as M&A transactions in the Greater China region. He will be based in the firm’s Beijing office.
“China and Hong Kong have become important hubs for capital markets, private equity, venture capital, and cross-border M&A activities,” said Jack Sheridan, co-managing partner. “The firm’s work for both U.S.- and China-based clients has been growing dramatically in recent years, and we have been building our team to meet this demand. With his vast experience in the Hong Kong securities and investment market, Ethan will be a valuable addition to our excellent Greater China team. We are very pleased to welcome him to the firm.”
“Ethan brings outstanding credentials, solid reputation, and an established record of results for clients, including major global financial institutions, prominent companies, and investment funds in China,” said Weiheng Chen, head of the firm’s China practice. “He is also known for his ability to develop and maintain strong client relationships. His joining significantly strengthens our Hong Kong law practice, and we all look forward to working closely with Ethan as we continue to expand the firm's footprint in the region.”
Jin’s practice focuses on securities and corporate transactions in the Greater China region, including Hong Kong IPOs, pre-IPO private equity investments, investments in HKEx-listed public companies, private placements, mergers and acquisitions, public takeovers, compliance, and corporate governance of HKEx-listed companies. He has advised clients in a wide array of industries, including real estate, commercial aviation, energy and natural resources, retail, and shipping. Jin has led the execution of more than a dozen Hong Kong IPOs, representing both issuers and underwriters. He has advised some of the leading global investment banks in the Greater China market, including Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, HSBC, UBS, JP Morgan, and CICC. A native Mandarin speaker, Jin earned his LL.B and LL.M from Peking University Law School in 1998 and 2001, respectively, and his LL.M in corporate governance and practice from Stanford Law School in 2005. He is admitted to practice in Hong Kong and New York.
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