King & Wood Mallesons boosts Shanghai M&A practice with Herbert Smith hire
King & Wood Mallesons has boosted its M&A practice in Shanghai with the hire of former Herbert Smith M&A partner Simon Meng. The hire continues a string of high-profile recruitments by the firm, including Dirk Walker from Dewey & Leboeuf and Dina Yin from Linklaters in Beijing.
Meng is qualified in both New York and Paris, and specialises in M&A, direct investments, and joint ventures in China. He has over 20 years of experience working in Paris, New York, and Hong Kong.
Meng said: “Joining King & Wood Mallesons is a great opportunity, and to be part of a new venture like this is an exciting proposition for me and my clients. The firm has a clear strategy, and one that resonates with me and with multinationals expanding in this region.”