NEWS RELEASE 25 April 2007 DLA PIPER NAMED COUNSELLOR OF THE YEAR …

NEWS RELEASE
25 April 2007
DLA PIPER NAMED COUNSELLOR OF THE YEAR

China – Top Capital, China’s leading investment and high technology publication, has awarded DLA Piper with its ‘Counsellor of the Year Award’.

Following its prestigious win with Zero2IPO’s ‘2006 Venture Capital Lead Legal Advisor Award’, the recognition from Top Capital is DLA Piper’s second award for outstanding achievements in China’s venture capital and private equity sector in 2006. According to Zero2IPO and Top Capital’s independent rankings, DLA Piper is the leading venture capital and private equity law firm in China. The rankings were based on deals closed, dollars deployed and overall market reputation.

Rocky Lee, partner and head of DLA Piper’s venture and private equity practice in China, received the award on behalf of the firm. “This award is recognition of our corporate and finance practices in China which can truly service the needs of institutional clients and Chinese growth companies,” said Rocky.

Nick Seddon, Asia Managing Director of DLA Piper, said the award confirmed feedback from clients that the organisation’s venture capital and private equity specialists were leaders in their field: “We are delighted to have won this award. It reflects not only the unremitting efforts of corporate finance team in China, but also demonstrates the seamless international cooperation among our offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Palo Alto and Hong Kong,” said Nick.

DLA Piper was presented with the award at the 3rd Annual Top Capital Summit for Asia-Pacific in Beijing on 18 April at an award ceremony attended by senior Chinese government officials, economists, senior business executives, investment banks, law firms and accounting firms.

The Annual Top Capital Summit is one of the largest investment and financing conferences in China.

ENDS
For further information please contact:
Ms Guo Meng, DLA Piper, Tel: +86 10 6561 1788, Email: [email protected]
Glenn Schloss, Hill & Knowlton Asia Ltd, Tel: +852 2894 6328
Elaine Wong, Hill & Knowlton Asia Ltd, Tel: +852 2894 6329

Notes to editors:

1. DLA Piper is a global legal services organisation with offices across Europe, Asia, the Middle East and US. Over 3,200 lawyers across 63 offices and 24 countries provide a broad range of legal services through our global practice groups. We are relationship driven and built to meet the ongoing legal needs of clients, wherever they choose to do business.

2. DLA Piper was named “Global Law Firm of the Year” at the 2006 Lawyer Awards.

3. For further information about our organisation and services, please visit our website: www.dlapiper.com.

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