Cadwalader Strengthens Capital Markets Presence in Beijing with Strategic Hire

Rose W. Zhu brings deep expertise to Cadwalader's burgeoning offering in Asia markets

Jan 02, 2013, 09:00 ET from Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

BEIJING, NEW YORK, and HONG KONG, Jan. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP (Cadwalader), a leading counselor to global financial institutions and corporations, today announced that Rose Zhu, an established attorney with deep inroads throughout China, has joined the firm's Corporate Group as a partner. Rose is the fourth partner to join the Firm's Asia practice since 2012 and she will reside in the Beijing office.

W. Christopher White, Chairman of Cadwalader said: "Rose has a proven track record of providing best in class counsel to some of China's largest corporations.  We are pleased to welcome her to the Firm and look forward to bringing her skills to our clients. Rose's appointment comes at an important time for Cadwalader as we further advance our practice in both Beijing and China as a whole."

Rose joins Cadwalader from K&L Gates LLP where she was a partner specializing in capital markets, mergers & acquisitions and bank financing transactions. In this capacity she worked with issuers and underwriters navigating complex cross-border transactions throughout Hong Kong, Europe and the U.S.  Rose has advised clients such as China Development Bank, Sinochem, China Construction Bank, Agricultural Bank of China, CITIC Bank and Postal Savings Bank of China, among others. She has also advised several investment banks, such as China International Capital Corporation, Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley and Macquarie, leading outbound and inbound transactions related to deal structure, deal protection, governance and defensive mechanisms.

"Cadwalader has a sterling global reputation. I am thrilled to be part of this Firm's expanding geographic footprint in China," commented Zhu.

"I am pleased to welcome Rose to Cadwalader. We are growing our presence in China and her appointment reflects our continued commitment to provide our clients with talented counsel," stated Rocky Lee, Head of Cadwalader's Asia practice.

Prior to her returning to Beijing, Rose worked in New York and Hong Kong for over a decade.  She holds an L.L.B. degree with Honors and graduated first in her class from the Beijing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics, holds an M.A. degree in Public Policy from Duquesne University and received her J.D. degree with Honors from Stanford Law School. Rose is also a Member of Strathmore's 'Who's Who Directory'. Rose is fluent in English and Mandarin.

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