Dentons has strengthened its capabilities to support Chinese investment into Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), with the arrival of Susan Wang to the Budapest office. As head of Dentons’ new CEE China Desk, Susan will focus on cross-border M&A, private equity transactions, joint ventures, and other corporate initiatives, prioritizing Chinese inbound M&A activity into the CEE/SEE region.
A Chinese and US qualified lawyer, Susan Wang previously worked in Dentons’ Beijing office, where she gained formidable experience advising clients in cross-border transactions in a broad range of industries, including manufacturing, energy, power and natural resources. Prior to that Susan worked for Morrison & Foerster LLP in Shanghai as well as King & Wood Mallesons in Beijing. Susan holds a BA in Law from the China University of Political Science and Law, and has also studied at TLBU School of Law in Seoul, and Boston University School of Law.
In November 2015, Dentons and Chinese firm Dacheng formally completed their combination to create the world’s largest law firm by lawyer headcount. Susan Wang’s arrival and the creation of Dentons’ CEE China Desk is one example of the Firm’s unrivalled capability to serve Chinese trade, M&A and investment relations across all markets.
Tomasz Dąbrowski, Chief Executive Officer of Dentons Europe, commented, “Susan Wang’s appointment and the creation of the CEE China Desk are major steps forward in our ability to support one of the most important trade and investment relationships in today’s global economy.”
“Chinese M&A and investment activity is on the rise in CEE/SEE, and Dentons has already advised on many of the most recent M&A transactions in the region, including China Energy Company Limited’s acquisition of a majority stake in leading Black Sea energy group KMG International”, said Rob Irving, Co-head of the Europe Private Equity group. “With the creation of the CEE China Desk, Dentons is capitalizing on its unique polycentric character to tap this new stream of client demand. With her proven transaction experience in China, Susan Wang will help further develop our Corporate and M&A practice in the region and bring added value to our Chinese clients.”
István Réczicza, Hungary Managing Partner at Dentons, added, “It is a pleasure to welcome Susan Wang to the team. Her appointment and the creation of the CEE China Desk demonstrate the role of our Budapest office as a hub for key cross-border deals and client relationships across the CEE/SEE region.”
Susan Wang will be immediately available to support Chinese companies and other clients dealing with Chinese interests in the CEE and SEE regions.