China: DaHui hires antitrust head

Chinese firm DaHui Lawyers has hired three new partners in its Beijing and Shanghai offices.

Antitrust partner Jie Tong and corporate partners Julia Dai and Xikang Wang join from Allen & Overy, Latham & Watkins, and Goldman Sachs, respectively.

Tong, most recently a senior associate with Allen & Overy in Beijing, will lead DaHui’s antitrust practice and work with the corporate and disputes practices. Tong advises on merger reviews, cartel investigations and compliance and regulatory matters. Before joining the Magic Circle firm, he spent 12 years at China’s Ministry of Commerce, where he reviewed mergers and inbound and outbound investments.

Dai joins DaHui’s office in Shanghai, where she had been an associate with Latham for 10 years. She advises on China-related cross-border mergers and acquisitions. Last year, Dai advised clients Chinese technology company Tencent Holdings on a US$175 million joint investment with Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn Technology Group into Indian messaging app Hike.

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