Brunswick strengthens its M&A, antitrust and public affairs capabilities with the appointment of Li Hua.
Brunswick Group, the strategic advisory firm focused on critical issues, today announced that Li Hua will join as a Partner on April 1, 2021 in the Beijing office, focused on M&A, antitrust and public affairs.
Hua joins Brunswick from Squire Patton Boggs, where she was a Partner in the Global Corporate Practice in Beijing. There, she focused on foreign investment law, M&A, commercial law, competition and antitrust law and outbound investments. Prior to that she was a Partner at Gide Loyrette Nouel. She began her career with the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation (now Ministry of Commerce) in Beijing before becoming Vice-Director of Foreign Trade at the former State Commission for Economy and Trade (SETC).
Neal Wolin, Chief Executive Officer, said: “We are delighted to welcome Li Hua to Brunswick. Hua’s valuable expertise in M&A and antitrust and her deep understanding of the public affairs space in China will further bolster our senior advisory capabilities both in Asia and around the world.”
Mei Yan, Senior Partner, Chair of China, said: “Hua joins Brunswick with a proven record of expertise and accomplishment in financial situations and political issues, which will serve to further strengthen our growing capabilities in China and beyond. I look forward to working with her.”
On joining the firm, Li Hua said: “I am excited to join Brunswick’s growing team in China. I look forward to working closely with colleagues in Asia and across the firm’s global network to advise clients on a range of critical issues.”
About Li Hua
Most recently, Hua was a Partner in Squire Patton Boggs’s Global Corporate Practice in Beijing, where she focused on foreign investment law, M&A, commercial law, competition and antitrust law and outbound investments. Prior to this she was a Partner with Gide Loyrette Nouel. She has also held various government-based roles, working at the former Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation (now Ministry of Commerce) in Beijing before becoming Vice-Director of Foreign Trade at the former State Commission for Economy and Trade (SETC).
Hua has a deep knowledge of Chinese legal frameworks and government relations. She is a specialist in anti-monopoly law and an arbitrator of the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC). Her clients have included multinational corporations, state-owned enterprises and private companies. Hua is listed as one of the leading Competition and Antitrust lawyers in China by Chambers Asia and as one of the leading WTO / International Trade Lawyers by Legal 500 Asia Pacific.
About Brunswick Group
Brunswick is a strategic advisory firm focused on critical issues. Our purpose is to help the great value-creating organizations of the world play a more successful role in society. We advise on critical issues at the center of business, politics and society, and help our clients – the leaders of large, complex organizations – understand and navigate these interconnected worlds. Brunswick is one firm globally, operating as a single profit center. This allows us to respond seamlessly and effectively to clients’ needs wherever they are in the world.
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Lisa Foley, Asia Managing Partner
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