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HONG KONG – LAWFUEL – China Business & Law News – The international law firm of Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. is expanding its presence in Asia by opening a new office in Beijing.

Beijing, Hong KongFulbright, which was among the first international firms to work in China, has had an office in Hong Kong since 1990. Its new office in Beijing will strengthen the firm’s cross-border transactional, energy, project finance and disputes practices in and involving China.

“Our China-related practice has grown rapidly during the past several years,” said Steven B. Pfeiffer, Chair of Fulbright’s Executive Committee. “As one of the pre-eminent international law firms in the areas of energy, project finance, cross-border transactions and disputes, our firm’s new office in Beijing is a natural step for us as we continue to provide the highest levels of client service globally.”

Jeffrey A. Blount, who is co-head of Fulbright’s International Department and has worked in the firm’s Hong Kong office since the early 1990s, will serve as Chief Representative and Partner-in-Charge of the Beijing office. Mr. Blount will also continue to serve as partner-in-charge of the firm’s Hong Kong office.

In addition to Mr. Blount and other lawyers in the firm’s China practice group, Fulbright partner Michael Arruda, who leads the firm’s energy practice in Asia, will work in the Beijing office and continue to advise the firm’s energy industry clients in China and Asia.

“China continues to be among the most dynamic and important markets for many of our global clients,” according to Mr. Blount. “Our firm’s long history of cross-border practice in and involving China enables us to provide excellent service and support to our many clients who are building and expanding their businesses in China. We also have been fortunate to represent some of China’s major emerging multinational companies as they expand their businesses globally. Our new office in Beijing will enhance our practice globally.”

Fulbright lawyers have advised on many complex and innovative projects in China during the past decade. Many of the lawyers working in the firm’s China practice group are natives of China and multi-lingual.

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