Edwards Wildman Expands Asia-Pacific Capabilities with Addition of Two Corporate Lawyers in New York City Office



April 30, 2013 (New York)LawFuel.com – The Law Firm Newswire – The law firm of Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP is pleased to announce that Howard H. Jiang has joined the firm as a partner and Jie Xiu as counsel in its Business Law Department. Jiang and Xiu will be resident in the firm’s office in New York City. Their practice focuses on all aspects of corporate law, including mergers and acquisitions, business ventures, and securities and corporate governance.


Jiang represents a broad range of clients in mergers and acquisitions and securities work in both domestic and cross-border transactions. He has represented companies in their acquisition and sale of equity interest and assets, strategic alliances, joint ventures, and special arrangements. He has particular expertise in advising US and foreign companies on investment projects in Asia, especially China, as well as counseling companies from the Asia-Pacific region in their investments in the US and overseas. Prior to joining Edwards Wildman, Jiang was a partner at Troutman Sanders.


“Howard and Jie bring to the firm and our clients a deep expertise of cross-border transactions and securities law, with particular knowledge of China. Their extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and project finance will nicely complement our capabilities in the US, Europe and Asia,” said David Ruediger, a partner and co-chair of the Business Law Department at Edwards Wildman. “We are thrilled to welcome these talented and skilled lawyers to our New York office.”


Edwards Wildman is highly regarded for its cross-border practice and its international commercial experience in Asia. Edwards Wildman’s Hong Kong office advises clients and takes a hands-on approach to assisting them with their expansion into the Chinese and other Asian markets. In addition, attorneys in the firm’s London office have significant networks and relationships throughout Asia.


“The addition of Howard and Jie underscores Edwards Wildman’s strategy and commitment to continuing to grow our presence in New York,” said Huhnsik Chung, partner-in-charge of Edwards Wildman’s New York office. “We’re extremely pleased that Howard and Jie have chosen to join the firm, as we continue to increase the depth and breadth of our New York office and expand our talent pool of lawyers focused in the Asia-Pacific region.”


Jiang earned his law degree and his Master of International Affairs from Columbia University, Master’s degrees from Geneva University and Webster University, and undergraduate degree from Shanghai International Studies University. Fluent in Chinese and French, he regularly speaks at conferences and has published numerous articles on conducting business in China.


Xiu’s practice encompasses mergers and acquisitions and corporate securities. She regularly counsels clients on domestic and foreign issues in public and private offerings of debt and equity securities, listings on various capital markets, and compliance with the Securities Exchange Act. Xiu has advised American, Canadian, European and Chinese companies on corporate finance and M&A projects. She earned her law degree, cum laude, from Seton Hall University, her Master’s degree from the University of International Business and Economics, and her undergraduate degree from Beijing Foreign Studies University. Xiu is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and Japanese, and a board member and head of the Risk & Compliance Committee and Securities and Commercial Law Group of the Asian Financial Society.


Edwards Wildman’s New York office has been expanding recently. Martin Nilsen joined the firm’s Insurance and Reinsurance Department last month, after serving as senior vice president, secretary and general counsel at Arch Insurance Group. Earlier in the year, Aileen Meehan joined as a partner in the firm’s Insurance and Reinsurance Department; Ed Larkin joined as a partner in the Litigation Department; and Sharon Blinkoff joined as counsel in the Business Law Department. The attorneys in Edwards Wildman’s New York office are highly regarded in a variety of practice areas, including litigation, public finance, intellectual property, insurance and reinsurance, business law, non-profits, healthcare, and real estate, among others.


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