Holland & Knight Adds China Lawyers

Tuesday, March 1, 2005 - 01:00

Holland & Knight LLP has boosted its presence in the China market with the addition of two attorneys to its International Business Practice. Richard "Tad" Ferris, partner, and Hongjin Zhang, senior counsel, will spearhead the expansion of the firm's client services in the areas of regulatory and government relations issues affecting clients with interests in China.

The addition of these two attorneys also will increase the firm's strategic reach into this dynamic market, where the firm opened an office in 2004.

Mr. Ferris, who was recently recognized as one of the Washington area's best international trade attorneys by Washington Magazine , brings more than a decade of experience in helping multinational corporations and other entities develop and implement successful investment strategies that minimize legal and other risks in China.

Dr. Zhang advises clients on government relations, occupational health and safety, environmental protection, market access, investment and trade issues in China and other jurisdictions. He hasworked with Fortune 100 multinational companies on a broad range of matters.