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Mayer Brown announced that Sheng Wu has joined the firm’s Corporate & Securities practice as a partner in Hong Kong. He was previously a partner focused on China-related mergers and acquisitions with DLA Piper in Hong Kong.

“Sheng is a great addition to our growing global corporate insurance team,” said David W. Alberts, the co-leader of Mayer Brown’s global Insurance Industry group. “He has substantial experience working with leading Chinese insurance companies and insurance industry investors in complex cross-border transactions in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the US.  Sheng’s China and cross-border experience is important to our strategy of broadening our transactional insurance capabilities in Asia."

Mr. Wu has impressive experience advising international investors and companies on mergers and acquisitions and investment opportunities in China and other parts of Asia, with a focus on both corporate and regulatory matters in the insurance, financial services and health care sectors. His practice closely complements the experience of his former DLA colleague, Paul Chen, who joined Mayer Brown in Northern California last month. Mr. Wu speaks fluent Chinese (Mandarin).

"Sheng is the latest example of our strategic growth in Asia,” said Terence Tung, Mayer Brown’s senior partner in Asia. “He further fortifies our highly regarded insurance and corporate capabilities in Hong Kong, which will be of immediate benefit to our clients in Asia and beyond. We are delighted that he has chosen to join our growing team.”

"I am excited to be part of Mayer Brown and become a member of the global corporate insurance team,” added Mr. Wu. “Mayer Brown is known for its signature strength in the financial services and insurance industries, and with its reputation for a strong, one-firm culture, I look forward to collaborating with colleagues around the world to continue growing my practice.”

The appointment of Mr. Wu is the latest of a series of new lateral hires in Asia. In 2018, Hallam Chow, Kayal Sachi and Ian Roebuck joined the firm as Banking & Finance partners, while Brian McKenna joined the growing Corporate & Securities practice. And last month, Steven Tran joined the firm in Hong Kong as a new Corporate & Securities partner.