Cloud-based law firm Rimon Law has hired Xiaowei Ye as a partner in the firm’s Shenzhen and Washington DC offices. Ye was managing partner of Morgan Lewis & Bockius’ Beijing office between 2014 and 2018.

Ye, who has more than two decades of experience in cross-border M&A and investments. She also focuses on general regulatory compliance and crisis management related to regulatory investigations, product recalls, and other issues.

This has been a year of expansion of Rimon, one of a slew of virtual law firms that are aiming to upend the traditional law firm model. Since the start of 2020, it has opened offices in Sydney, Dubai and Berlin, and has added 10 new lateral partners.

Ye’s arrival takes the number of partners in Rimon’s Shenzhen office to eight. The firm’s partnership globally also includes Chris Terry, who helped open the Beijing offices of DLA Piper and Gunderson Dettmer, and Fred Chang, former general counsel and head of compliance for Deutsche Bank Asia.

 

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