SEATTLE, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- L & L Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: LLEN) ("L&L" or the "Company"), a U.S. based company with coal mining and distribution businesses in China, announced today that its Special Independent Committee ("SIC" or the "Committee") has appointed Mr. Nicholas Chen, Managing Partner at Pamir Law Group, to replace Mr. Mark Bartlett.
Mr. Chen is a well-known international lawyer with substantial cross border experience working in the US, China, and Taiwan. His firm, Pamir Law Group, is an international law and consulting firm based in Asia with offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Taipei. Pamir's multilingual professionals represent clients in a broad range of industries, including multinational Fortune 100 companies. Previously, Mr. Chen was a partner in several US based global law firms. Mr. Chen is US citizen with a B.A from Yale University and a J.D. from New York University School of Law. He is fluent in both English and Mandarin.
Mr. Jingcai Yang, SIC Chairman and former senior executive for the world's largest coal company, Shenhua Group, commented, "I want to thank Mr. Bartlett for his work thus far in assisting the committee. However, I look forward to the unique skill set that Mr. Chen will bring. He is a very accomplished international attorney with strong legal and business acumen dealing specifically in Asia. His language capabilities and tremendous understanding of the Chinese business environment will be important assets to the Committee as we look to complete our investigation as timely as possible."
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