New York, May 17, 2007 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Wire – Dewey Ballantine LLP, a leading international law firm, announced today that Hugh T. Scogin, Jr. has joined the firm’s Corporate Department resident in the Beijing office. Scogin, formerly a partner in the China practice group of Coudert Brothers, has more than 20 years of experience advising clients on investments and transactions in China and has taught Chinese law at Yale Law School and NYU School of Law. He joins Dewey Ballantine from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, where he was a partner in its China office.
Commenting on his arrival at the firm, Scogin said “Dewey was the clear choice for me. There is enormous opportunity in China for major cross-border transactional work and Dewey is uniquely positioned to help execute on those opportunities. The firm already has established a track record in China in a relatively short span of time.”
At Dewey Ballantine, Scogin will advise clients on China-related matters involving corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, direct investment, company law, business operations, international trade, intellectual property, and arbitration.
During the last 18 months, Dewey Ballantine’s corporate finance practice has participated in the rapidly expanding capital markets arena in China. The firm recently represented UBS AG, CIBC World Markets Corp. and Pacific Growth Equities, LLC in the U.S. initial public offering of 3SBio Inc. 3SBio Inc.’s operating subsidiary, Shenyang Sunshine Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., is a leading biotechnology company in China. The offering was the first U.S. IPO by a China-based biotech company, and 3SBio Inc. was the first China-based biotech company to be listed on the Nasdaq Global Market.
“We are delighted to welcome Hugh to the firm at a time when our clients are increasingly looking to China for new opportunities, and when Chinese companies are increasingly turning to U.S. and European financial markets to help fuel further growth. Hugh’s experience will greatly enhance our ability to execute transactions in and outside of China and to deliver value to corporate clients that are exploring opportunities in China with greater frequency,” said James A. FitzPatrick, Jr., Chair of the firm’s Global Corporate Department.
Scogin is a Harvard Law School graduate. He trained as an associate at Donovan Leisure and Paul Weiss in New York and Beijing. He is fluent in Mandarin Chinese, with a reading ability in Japanese and German. He is recognized as a leading U.S. academic authority on Chinese law, has taught Chinese law and international business law and has published widely in those fields. He is admitted in New York and is a Registered Foreign Lawyer in Hong Kong.