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Chris Kelly Joins White & Case to Lead Corporate Practice in Asia

Global law firm White & Case LLP has expanded its Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice with the arrival in Hong Kong of new partner Chris Kelly, who will lead the corporate practice in Asia.

"As we continue to broaden our M&A client base and expand our role advising corporates, private equity firms and financial institutions in Asia, the wealth of experience and knowledge that Chris brings will enhance our ability to support our clients," said partner Eric Berg, the Firm's Head of Asia. "Chris is joining White & Case to lead our corporate practice in Asia, and his arrival reflects our ambition to continue strengthening both our M&A and private equity capabilities across the region."

Kelly, who joins the Firm's Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice, has extensive experience in a wide range of public and private corporate finance and commercial matters including mergers and acquisitions and equity offers, and also in the provision of general corporate advice. He joins from Linklaters, where he was Head of Private Equity in Asia, and brings more than 25 years of experience, including 12 years in Asia.

"Asia is a market with tremendous opportunity. We're seeing the continued expansion of Asian clients globally as well as international clients investing there," said partner John Reiss, Head of the Firm's Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. "Chris' experience and the focus of his practice complements our existing capabilities in the region and his arrival is an important step as we continue to expand our corporate practice in Asia."

White & Case has expanded its Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice in Asia in the last 12 months with the arrival of partners Peggy Wang, KS Kim and Catherine Tsang and local partners Pradyumna Mysoor and Jonathan Bowden.

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