International law firm Pinsent Masons has strengthened its practice in China with the arrival of partners Dr. Bernd-Uwe Stucken and Liu Wei from Salans. They are joined by their team of 13 lawyers and 12 support staff, adding real estate, tax and competition expertise to the firm's existing corporate services in China.

The new team comprises: Michael Lin (Senior Associate), Yi Xiao (Associate), Ginger Zhou (Senior Associate), Jiazi Guo (Associate), Liang Xin (Associate), Furong Ren (Associate), Robbie Chen (Associate), Haiting Xu (Associate), Jane Ma (Translator), Weilan Zhou (Translator), Fei Yang (Associate), Yun Wei (of counsel - Head of Tax), Aiping Bao (Beijing) (of counsel).

Commenting on their arrival, Ian Laing, head of Asia at Pinsent Masons said, "This news marks another important step in the development of our Chinese practice.  There are strong links between Shanghai, our Munich office and our German Desk in London, especially given the strength of manufacturing in Germany and the importance of both Germany and Shanghai to our Advanced Manufacturing and Technology Services Sector.  The arrival of the team also coincides with the firm's launch in Paris, strengthening our ability to support European clients across Asia."

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