Having joined SSQ in 2013, Shawn set up and manages SSQ’s China business across our two offices – Beijing and Shanghai – providing legal market consulting services and talent solutions to leading law firms and in-house legal functions. Shawn also leads our Law Firm Strategy Consulting practice in China, focusing on law firm mergers and alliances, market entry and set-ups, new practice launches, and partnership and operations consulting matters. 

Shawn has extensive experience advising our law firm clients on mergers of different brands or multiple offices in China, acquiring smaller firms or teams, launching new offices or practice groups, expanding or restructuring existing teams, reviewing partnership articles and compensation structures. He has worked closely with a broad variety of clients, from international firms and top tier US and UK practices to the leading domestic Chinese firms.

He graduated in 2007 from Shanghai University with an M.A. degree in Foreign Linguistics & Applied Linguistics.