Pinsent Masons appoints new head of China

17 May 2022 | 09:39 am | 1 min. read

Multinational law firm Pinsent Masons has appointed financial services partner Kanyi Lui as Head of China following the implementation of a refreshed leadership structure for the firm’s Asia Pacific network.

Having joined the firm’s Beijing office in 2020, Kanyi has advised major Chinese financial institutions, sovereigns and borrowers on the development and financing of major resources, energy and infrastructure projects across the world for the last two decades.

His appointment follows the unveiling of a new leadership structure across Asia Pacific as the firm embeds the next phase of strategic growth across the region.

Head of China at Pinsent Masons, Kanyi Lui, said: “Pinsent Masons excels in nurturing and bringing together the best minds from different backgrounds and sectors to make business work better for people. I’m looking forward to working with everyone in China and across the firm’s multinational network to continue delivering outstanding results for our clients, our people and the communities in which we operate.”

Kanyi replaces Sam Boyling as Head of China who is relocating to the firm’s Singapore office.

With offices in Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai the firm’s China offering spans the firm’s core sectors –Financial Services, Energy, Infrastructure and Technology, Science and Industry and Real Estate.

Kanyi has led the firm in advising on a number of high-profile projects for example advising on the financing of the Xiamen Xiangyu integrated steel project in Indonesia - the largest overseas investment from Xiamen in PRC history. Last year he advised a major Chinese lender on the restructuring of one of the largest integrated organic fertilizer projects in East Africa.

Head of Asia Pacific, James Morgan-Payler, said: “We’re proud of the progress we have made across Asia Pacific, and we’re excited to embark on the next chapter of development for the firm across the region. Kanyi’s experience as an established lawyer on the ground in China will be invaluable.”

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