Baker McKenzie today announces the appointment of Rose Zhu as Mergers & Acquisitions Partner.
Rose joins the Firm from Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, where she was a Partner and Chief Representative in China, and brings a wealth of experience in M&A, capital markets, and through her work with some of the world's largest financial institutions. She has helped to steer Chinese and multinational banks and corporates through complex cross-border transactions in jurisdictions spanning China, Hong Kong, Europe and the U.S.. She is also a member of Strathmore’s Who’s Who Directory.
Throughout her career, Rose has led outbound and inbound private equity and M&A transactions, be it private or public, hostile or friendly. She has also handled matters concerning deal structures, deal protection, minority protection, governance, defensive mechanisms and fiduciary duties.
Within capital markets, she has led debt and equity offerings for both underwriters and issuers across a wide range of industries, and has led public offerings on the NYSE, NASDAQ and HKSE. Furthermore, her financing experience includes a variety of secured and syndicated lending transactions.
Commenting on Rose's appointment, Milton Cheng, Managing Partner of Baker McKenzie Hong Kong and Chair of a committee that oversees Baker McKenzie's offices in China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Korea and Vietnam, said, "I am pleased to welcome Rose to the Firm. She has won recognitions from Chinese clients, which includes large conglomerates, banks and State Owned Enterprises. She has also built up and maintained strong investment banking relationships. I am confident that Rose will make a significant contribution to our China platform, our M&A and capital markets practices and our Firm. "
David Fleming, Baker McKenzie's Asia Pacific M&A Practice Group Head, said, "Rose's appointment comes at an important time. Chinese investors poured a record $94.2bn of investment into Europe and North America in 2016. Her appointment is a testament to our commitment to grow our M&A practice in Beijing and across the region, as China continues to be a key driver of cross border M&A activity globally.”
Stanley Jia, Baker McKenzie's Partner and Chief Representative of the Beijing office, added, "I am very pleased to welcome Rose on board. With her extensive experience and strong client profile, she will bring a significant boost to our transactional practice capabilities in China.’
Rose added, "Baker McKenzie has been consistently named as the leading cross-border M&A law firm over many years via various legal awards and rankings. I am excited about the opportunity of working closely with the worldwide team to enhance our positon in the international transactional space.”