Hogan Lovells hires Shanghai partner in China investigations push

Hogan Lovells hires Shanghai partner in China investigations push

Press releases | 16 September 2021

London, Shanghai, 16 September 2021 – Hogan Lovells has today announced that Calvin Ding will be joining the firm as a partner in its Investigations, White Collar and Fraud practice, based in the Shanghai office. Calvin will join Hogan Lovells from Greenberg Traurig where he was a shareholder. He will start with the firm on 22 September.

Calvin has more than a decade of experience in international anti-corruption advisory and investigations, cross-border litigation and e-discovery, as well as compliance with Chinese anti-trust, anti-bribery, and privacy laws. He recently advised one of the world’s largest retailers on FCPA and Chinese anti-bribery law compliance and he also established the Greater China anti-corruption compliance function of one of the largest hotel chains in the world. His clients include both Chinese companies and individuals from a wide range of industries, including technology, manufacturing, e-commerce, automotive and pharmaceuticals. 

Des Hogan, Global Head of the Litigation, Arbitration and Employment practice at Hogan Lovells, said: “We have been looking to grow our investigations capabilities in the APAC region for some time. Calvin’s appointment coupled with the existing capability within our team will enable us to grow our presence in China and better serve our impressive client base.”

Stephanie Yonekura, who heads up the firm’s Investigations, White Collar and Fraud practice, added: “Calvin joins a strong investigations team in Asia-Pacific with experienced practitioners in mainland China,  Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, and Australia. Calvin’s appointment reflects our continued focus and commitment to broadening our client base in China. Our clients will appreciate Calvin’s connections to the U.S. as the DOJ and the U.S. Government expect to be more active in APAC-based investigations.” 

Calvin Ding said: “I am looking forward to joining Hogan Lovells. The appointment will allow me to bring the benefit of Hogan Lovells’ extensive global coverage to provide efficient, high quality insights to my clients.”