Private Equity Partner Niping Wu Joins Kaye Scholer’s Shanghai Office

April 9, 2012

Shanghai — Kaye Scholer today announced the arrival of Niping Wu, a Corporate Partner in its Shanghai office. Recognized as a leading private equity lawyer by Chambers Asia, Wu has extensive experience in cross-border M&A, with a focus on private equity downstream investment in the Asia-Pacific region. She also advises on strategic investments in relation to Chinese target companies, as well as in representing multinational companies in their direct investments in China. She has also represented clients in capital markets transactions including US public and institutional offerings by Chinese and other non-US issuers.

“While the global market continues to face challenges, private equity has remained one of the bright spots in the investing world as reflected by Kaye Scholer’s vibrant Private Equity practice in the United States, Canada and Europe,” said Mike Solow, Kaye Scholer’s Managing Partner. “Niping’s arrival enables us to provide equally strong capabilities in China and throughout the Asia Pacific.”

Fluent in both Mandarin and English, Wu joins the Firm from Debevoise & Plimpton, where she led its Shanghai office.

“We are delighted to have Niping join us in Shanghai, as the country continues its ascent as one of the world’s leading economic powers. She arrives at a time when we are rapidly expanding the scope of in and outbound projects we are doing in the Asia Pacific, particularly PE and fund work, and are experiencing a change in our client pool to include more Chinese companies,” said Kaye Scholer Partner Yingxi Fu-Tomlinson, head of the Firm’s Shanghai office.

Active in the Greater China market since the 1970s, Kaye Scholer was the first New York-headquartered law firm to obtain the approval of the Ministry of Justice of the People’s Republic of China to establish an office in Shanghai. Today, the Firm’s Asia Pacific practice provides cross border, cross-cultural China-focused advice and counseling to clients from our offices in Shanghai and the US on both in-and out-bound investment, M&A, operations and compliance including FCPA related matters, technology and outsourcing, renewable and alternative energy, intellectual property issues, and the U.S. national security issues.

Wu received her JD from Yale Law School, and her BS from Yale University. She is admitted in both New York and Hong Kong.

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