YK Law LLP is opening a new office in Dallas, expanding its service network to Texas and the southwestern United States.
The new Dallas office will be led by Dr. Jiannan Zhang, Esq., a seasoned corporate and securities attorney who recently joined YK as a Partner and Chair of Capital Market Practice. Jiannan focuses his practice on corporate, securities, finance, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, and international transactions. Jiannan has assisted many Asian companies, including Chinese companies, doing business in the United States. He has advised them on raising capital in the U.S. through public offerings and private placements, and acquiring U.S. assets and technologies through licensing and mergers and acquisitions.
Before joining YK Law, Jiannan previously worked in Duane Morris, K&L Gates and Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP for more than 20 years and served as the Managing Partner and Chief Representative of the Beijing Office of Cadwalader. Jiannan represented Huawei Technology in its acquisition of Cognigine Corporation, which was Huawei’s first foray into the U.S.
“I am pleased to be part of YK Law. With its extensive international network, YK Law provides an excellent platform for my practice.” says Jiannan Zhang.
“We are very honored to be in Texas. This is a very important to us and to our clients.” Says Jesse Weiner, managing partner of YK Law. “I am confident that Jiannan will be able to quickly build a strong local team to complete our service capacities in the Southwest. Our Dallas office will work seamlessly with our broader transactional teams in New York, California, and globally, and we are very glad to bring our international network covering 81 countries to Texas clients. This is a difficult time for all law firms worldwide, but it can also be an opportunity. Our ability to continue expanding highlights our commitment to strategic growth and integration within key practice areas and markets.”
“This is exciting news for us. We look forward to working with YK’s partners in Texas, and Yingke will continue to support YK’s growth with all our resources,” says Linda Yang, Executive Chairwoman of Yingke Global Board.