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Simpson Thacher Opens Beijing Office

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Douglas Markel To Join

NEW YORK, BEIJING and HONG KONG, April 27 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP announced today that it has opened an office in Beijing to focus on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and capital markets transactions for Chinese companies and for international companies and financial investors interested in China. Simpson Thacher also announced that Douglas Markel, a leading M&A practitioner based in China, will join the Firm to head the Firm's China practice in the Beijing office. The Beijing office augments Simpson Thacher's leadership in Asia, with established offices in Hong Kong and Tokyo.

Pete Ruegger, Chairman of Simpson Thacher's Executive Committee, said, "We are very excited about the launch of our Beijing office, and are equally delighted to have Doug join our talented team in Asia. HiAAAAperience will significantly enhance our ability to offer sophisticated M&A advice to our clients in China and throughout the region."

Doug Markel commented, "I am looking forward to the opportunity to help Simpson Thacher further grow its China practice and deliver outstanding legal services to the Firm's clients in this dynamic market."

Simpson Thacher has advised on some of China's most sophisticated transactions, including the representation of China Life Insurance Company, China's largest insurer, in a consortium to acquire Guangdong Development Bank Co., Ltd. for US$3.1 billion. This transaction is the largest acquisition to date of a majority stake in a Chinese financial institution and the outcome of one of the largest takeover battles in China's history. The Firm also represented the underwriters in connection with the US$3.3 billion IPO and Hong Kong listing of H shares of Shenhua Energy Company Limited, China's largest coal producer; and advised Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd., a leading solar energy company headquartered in China, in connection with its Rule 144A offering of US$500 million convertible notes, the largest ever convertible offering of a non-State owned company out of China. The Firm has also worked on several share offerings of Focus Media, a leading Chinese media company based in Shanghai.

Chris Lin, one of Simpson Thacher's senior partners in the region with more than 15 yearAAAAperience working on China-related transactions, will be the Firm's resident partner in Beijing. Douglas Markel will head the Beijing office shortly after he joins the Firm. The China practice team also includes, among others, Leiming Chen, recognized as one of the leading capital markets lawyers in China, and Shaolin Luo, an experienced M&A counsel resident in Beijing.

Mr. Markel was previously a mergers and acquisitions partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. He has been practicing in Beijing for 16 years and is fluent in Mandarin Chinese. Mr. Markel received his law degree from Harvard Law School in 1990 and his Bachelor of Arts from Yale College in 1984.

Simpson Thacher has 45 lawyers practicing throughout Asia.

About Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP (www.simpsonthacher.com) is a leading global law firm, with offices in Beijing, Hong Kong, London, Tokyo, Los Angeles, New York, Palo Alto and Washington, D.C. The Firm is widely recognized throughout Asia for its successful representations in complex capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, fund formation and asset management, structured and project finance, banking and general corporate matters. On a world-wide basis, the Firm provides coordinated legal advice on the largest and most complex corporate transactions and litigation matters.

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