Gowling WLG has appointed principal associate John Chung to the Guangzhou office to join the transactional team. He will also fill the role of Representative Officer once approved by the relevant Chinese authorities. John joined the firm on 19 June 2017 from ZTE Corporation in Shenzhen, where he was employed as associate legal counsel.
John has more than 10 years' experience gained within private practice and in-house. He is qualified in the US and admitted to the New York State Bar and is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and French. John studied extensively in Canada and then worked in the US before moving to China in 2010.
John has a broad pattern of experience, including in the corporate, banking and finance, employment and M&A sectors.
IP partner Jamie Rowlands, Chief Representative Officer of the firm's Guangzhou office, said: "We're thrilled to be welcoming John into our ranks here in China. His wide-ranging experience, global citizenry and well-travelled background make him an ideal addition to our office."
John adds: "I'm delighted to be joining Gowling WLG and am keen to get involved from the off. The firm has an excellent reputation throughout the region, and I have no doubt there will be lots of exciting work to get involved in."
Gowling WLG's Guangzhou office is one of the firm's 19 offices in 10 countries. The Guangzhou office specialises in offering assistance to overseas clients looking to expand or start up in China, and Chinese businesses seeking to move into the rest of the world.