Hall & Wilcox expands China practice with new appointment


Hall & Wilcox has expanded its China practice with the appointment of Partner Ranny Fan, who will head up the firm’s New South Wales China practice.

Ranny has over 20 years’ experience as a lawyer in corporate and commercial work. She specialises in international and domestic M&A, with an emphasis on cross-border transactions, joint ventures, acquisition and disposal of businesses and assets and regulatory approvals (including FIRB approvals).

Ranny primarily acts for Chinese and Chinese Australian clients, in various sectors, including property investment and development and energy and resources.

Prior to joining Hall & Wilcox, Ranny has practised for many years in both Australia and mainland China for a leading Australian firm. She has extensive experience in drafting and negotiating legal documents requiring English and Chinese bilingual legal skills. With her unique understanding of the Chinese legal market, Ranny will help to deliver practical advice to our clients.

Ranny is dual qualified in Australia and China. She is fluent in English and Mandarin.

Hall & Wilcox Head of China Practice Eugene Chen welcomed Ranny to the firm and China practice team.

‘With the addition of Ranny, Hall & Wilcox’s China Practice now boasts two partners and more than 20 Mandarin-speaking lawyers across its corporate and commercial, property, banking and financial services, litigation and insurance teams, located in multiple offices,’ he said.

‘Our scale, depth of expertise and the fully integrated nature of our practice makes us a compelling proposition for Chinese, Australian Chinese and Asian corporates doing business in Australia.’

Ranny Fan said, ‘I am thrilled to be joining Hall & Wilcox where I can jointly work with the firm’s China Practice team focusing on extending the premium services to major Chinese and Australian corporations in relation to inbound and outbound M&A transactions.’


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