Former Norton Rose China Head Moves to Beijing Firm
Former Norton Rose Fulbright China head Peter Burrows has joined Beijing law firm DaHui Lawyers as a senior consultant.
In an interview, Burrows said he had been interesting in joining a Chinese firm because they were “at an interesting stage of development. He noted that more international lawyers were joining Chinese firms and they were getting a greater volume of cross-border assignments.
A partner at Norton Rose since 1989, Burrows practiced in the firm’s London real estate group before relocating in 2008 to China, where he headed the Beijing and Shanghai offices until last month. He said his role in those offices was mainly focused on recruitment and office management. In 2011, he was also named managing partner of Norton Rose’s Moscow office, and he subsequently divided his time between the three offices.
At DaHui, Burrows said he would likewise focus on firm administration and management. He will also help oversee the firm’s cross-border transactional practice.
DaHui was established in January this year with 20 lawyers, including six partners. The firm specializes in cross-border transactional work for international and domestic corporate clients.