NEW YORK, Aug. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The law firm of Miller Canfield announces that lawyer Gang Yuan has joined the firm in its New York City office in the Corporate Group. He will focus his practice on global M&A transactions, foreign direct investment and regulatory issues, especially in the oil and gas industry. He will continue representing Chinese, North American and European companies as they expand globally.
Mr. Yuan joins Miller Canfield from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer where he was counsel and head of its Energy and Natural Resources team in Beijing, China. He has spent the past eight years in the China offices of global firms, including Freshfields, the former Dewey & LeBoeuf, as well as Weil Gotshal.
"Gang Yuan is a great complement to our growing China Team, especially being based in our New York City office," said Richard A. Walawender, director of Miller Canfield's Corporate Group. "He has vast experience in global M&A and corporate transactions and is well-known and respected in the rapidly growing sectors of energy and natural resources."
With offices in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Poland and China, Miller Canfield represents North American and European companies investing or expanding in China, as well as Chinese companies doing business throughout the world. The firm's China Practice Team includes nearly 30 lawyers assisting clients in the areas of mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures and alliances, export controls, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, international trade and investment, corporate financing and general corporate matters.
In the past year, Miller Canfield announced the hires of Yanping Wang (corporate lawyer, Shanghai), Amber Liu (corporate lawyer, Chicago), Jun Chen (intellectual property lawyer, Chicago) and Chuanli (Blanche) Fan (China business consultant, Shanghai).
Mr. Yuan received his J.D. from the University of Iowa College of Law. He earned his LLM at Peking University. He is qualified to practice law in the PRC and is admitted to the bar in the state of California.
The law firm of Miller Canfield offers a broad array of integrated legal services in over 55 areas. With Michigan roots for 161 years and a global reach for two decades, the firm has offices in Michigan, Illinois, Florida, New York, Ohio, Canada, Mexico, Poland and China. For more information, visit www.millercanfield.com or www.millercanfield.cn.com (Chinese).
SOURCE Miller Canfield