Freshfields hires former Dewey partner to lead Beijing energy practice

July 25, 2012 Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has hired former Dewey & LeBoeuf partner Gang Yuan to head up the energy and natural resources practice in its Beijing office. Yuan is qualified to practice in China and the US, and specialises in cross-border corporate and regulatory matters.

Asia managing partner Robert Ashworth commented in the hire, saying: “Gang is a well-respected lawyer with a great track record, especially in the oil and gas industry. As China’s demand for energy continues to grow, Gang will lead Freshfields’ work in assisting our Chinese energy and natural resources clients fulfil their overseas ambitions, from M&A and joint ventures to the development of international energy projects. We have been building out our ENR capability in Asia in response to client demand and Gang’s arrival is another important step in that process.”


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