Akin Gump Adds Corporate Partner in Beijing

(Beijing, China) - William L. Rosoff has joined Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP as an international corporate transactions partner in the firm’s Beijing office. Mr. Rosoff will serve as partner in charge of the office, replacing Spencer Griffith, who will maintain his strong China trade practice from Akin Gump’s Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Rosoff’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, as well as general corporate, infrastructure and China-related matters.

Mr. Rosoff’s arrival in Beijing furthers the growth of Akin Gump’s footprint in Asia, which was significantly bolstered earlier this year with the opening of the firm’s Hong Kong office. He will strengthen the firm’s corporate and M&A practice throughout the region and will lead an office that works very closely with the firm’s Hong Kong office to represent Chinese companies seeking to expand overseas as well as foreign companies entering or expanding their investments or operations in China.

“Bill is a great addition to our firm and represents another strong step forward for Akin Gump in Asia,” said Rick Burdick, international managing partner at Akin Gump. “The increasingly sophisticated work that we are handling for clients in China and throughout Asia makes Bill, with his broad corporate practice and in-depth knowledge of the Chinese legal system, an excellent fit.”

“Akin Gump offers that rare combination of a respected global corporate practice and a renowned public policy and regulatory team that clients find invaluable,” stated Mr. Rosoff. “That, coupled with its commitment to continued growth in China and throughout Asia, makes me very excited to join the firm.”

About William Rosoff

Mr. Rosoff represents clients in the structuring and negotiation of complex mergers, hostile takeovers, cross-border acquisitions and joint ventures. His practice also includes the handling of infrastructure projects and transactions.

In addition to his previous position as partner in the New York offices of a number of top-tier U.S. law firms, Mr. Rosoff also served as senior vice president and general counsel of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. and of RJR Nabisco, Inc.

Mr. Rosoff is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and is on the General Counsel Panel of Distinguished Neutrals of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR). He is also a CPR-certified mediator. He earned his law degree, magna cum laude, from Harvard University.

Founded in 1945, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is a leading international law firm with more than 850 attorneys in offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

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