Linklaters lawyer takes managing partner role at China best friend as firm awaits OK for joint operation

Former Linklaters consultant Eric Liu takes leadership role at Shanghai firm Zhao Sheng

Linklaters is awaiting regulatory approval for a joint operation with Chinese ‘best friend’ firm Zhao Sheng, which is now led by former Linklaters consultant Eric Liu.

The firms struck up a best friend relationship this April, when a team of three partners and 16 lawyers left Linklaters’ China offices to join the Shanghai-based firm.

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