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Dorsey & Whitney Adds Leading PRC Practitioner as Partner in Shanghai Office

International law firm Dorsey & Whitney announced that Peter Corne will join the firm as a partner, and will head its Shanghai office.

Currently, Peter is Managing Director of Eversheds Shanghai office, which he has led since 2006.

Having worked in Shanghai for over 15 years, Mr. Corne is widely regarded as one of the leading practitioners in the PRC, and one of the foremost commentators on PRC investment law. He represents a number of multinational clients including Coca-Cola in their M&A transactions, corporate restructuring and equity/asset acquisitions of foreign-invested companies and State-owned enterprises. Peter also has significant experience in renewable energy projects and has spearheaded one of the foremost antitrust practices in the PRC.

In the press release at the firm’s site, Marianne D. Short, Dorsey’s Managing Partner was quoted as saying: “This is a significant step for Dorsey in expanding and further strengthening our China practice. Peter’s recruitment is part of our strategy to grow our business in China to meet the growing demands and requirements of our clients in the region’s vibrant economy.”

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Corne was quoted as saying: “Dorsey, with its strengths in clean energy, agribusiness, environmental, healthcare and financial services is in a great position to help China and the U.S. harness their obvious synergies. I look forward to helping Dorsey unlock inbound and outbound transactional opportunities for its clients in all of these sectors.”

Dorsey & Whitney has had a presence in China since 1995 with established offices in Shanghai and Hong Kong, where it represents a number of the world’s most successful multinational companies from a wide range of industries.

Headquarted in Minneapolis, Dorsey has 19 offices worldwide in the United States, Canada, Europe and the Asia Pacific region, and employs nearly 700 attorneys.

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