China - Bird & Bird Appoints Technology, Media And Telecommunications Specialist James Gong As A Corporate Partner In Beijing.

Legal News & Analysis - Asia Pacific - China - Telecommunications, Media & Technology

23 August 2021


International law firm Bird & Bird today appoints Technology, Media and Telecommunications specialist James Gong as a Corporate partner in Beijing.

James joins the firm from Herbert Smith Freehills, where he was Of Counsel and has worked there since 2015. He has extensive experience advising on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate and foreign direct investments as well as commercial, regulatory and compliance issues. Over the past ten years, James has represented clients in a broad range of industries and specialises in technology, media, telecommunications, cyber security and data protection.

His appointment is an important part of the international Corporate and Tech & Comms team’s strategy at Bird & Bird: to build a market-leading Corporate practice with M&A and big data capabilities in the TMT sector across the Asia-Pacific region. James will also be working closely with the international Data Protection group, focusing on providing compliance services for international network clients ahead of the enactment of the new Chinese cyber and data protection laws.

Ted Chwu, co-head of the international Tech & Comms team and head of China at Bird & Bird comments: “We’re delighted to welcome James to our team in Beijing. His region-specific expertise and impressive experience in Tech & Comms regulation and compliance will service the needs of our international clients in mainland China and help us develop our Chinese tech and comms client base. It’s great to have you onboard James!”

Peter Veranneman and Alberto Salvadè, co-heads of the international Corporate practice at Bird & Bird say: “James has an outstanding track record advising companies at all stages of the corporate lifecycle. His experience working with a diverse range of TMT clients, will be a real asset to our practice at Bird & Bird. We look forward to working with him to continue to grow our portfolio at such a crucial time in the M&A sector. Welcome to the team, James!

James himself adds: “I’m thrilled to be joining such a tech-focused firm with a truly collaborative approach. I can’t wait to apply my specialist TMT knowledge to help build sustainable, future-looking growth opportunities for my clients.


For further information, please contact:


Ted Chwu, Partner, Bird & Bird

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