Harneys expands Shanghai Corporate practice with new partner

Harneys is pleased to welcome Calamus Huang who joined the firm’s Corporate practice in Shanghai on 15 September 2021.

Calamus joins the team from onshore firm Sidley Austin where she spent 10 years in the China Corporate practice based in Shanghai. Prior to that, Calamus worked in the Hong Kong offices of Latham & Watkins and Linklaters respectively.

Calamus is an experienced strategic investment and M&A lawyer. Her major clients include private equity and venture capital investors, listed and private companies as well as other strategic investors and multinationals. She advises on a wide range of cross-border and multi-jurisdictional corporate matters, with a particular focus on private equity transactions, private and public M&As, joint venture formations and initial public offerings. She is a native Mandarin speaker and is fluent in English and Cantonese.

Vicky Lord, Shanghai Managing Partner said: “We are delighted to welcome Calamus to Harneys’ Shanghai team. Her depth and breadth of experience, particularly within the People's Republic of China, is an invaluable asset to us. Calamus’ appointment comes on the back of our recent promotions round in which senior corporate members Jessie Xu and Lily Zhang were promoted. We continue to strengthen our capabilities and service to clients throughout China and Calamus’ appointment is yet another example of this, underlining our commitment to excellence and diversity.”

The corporate team at Harneys advises on complex cross-border transactions involving Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands, Luxembourg and Cyprus corporate vehicles. The firm’s significant track record includes advising on high profile private equity transactions, landmark IPOs, as well as public and private M&A and joint ventures. The group’s expertise lies in advising entities listed or listing on all major stock exchanges, including the New York Stock Exchange, NASDAQ, the London Stock Exchange, AIM, the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Shanghai Stock Exchange and the Luxembourg Stock Exchange. Through Aristomedou Loizides Yiolitis LLC, Shanghai Representative Office (Cyprus), Harneys’ Shanghai team provides an award-winning range of offshore legal services and fiduciary services. Our Shanghai-based team allow our China based clients to easily access the full range of incorporation, formation, fiduciary, directorship and trustee and trust administration services.