Press Release October 06, 2016

Goodwin Strengthens Asia Practice, Relocates Partner Qing Nian to Hong Kong

Global 50 law firm Goodwin announced today that partner Qing Nian has relocated to its Hong Kong office to join the firm’s Asia Practice. Nian is a member of Goodwin’s Technology & Life Sciences Group.

Nian represents public and private companies, venture capital and private equity firms, and investment banks in capital markets transactions, mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments and buyouts, venture capital and growth equity financings, and general corporate and securities matters. Her clients include energy companies, publishers, travel companies such as Explorica and TripAdvisor, and biotech companies such as Allena Pharmaceuticals, BeiGene, Caliber I.D. and Galapagos, along with leading U.S. and Asia-based financial investors.

“We are delighted that Qing has joined us in Hong Kong,” said Yash Rana, Chair of Goodwin’s Hong Kong office and leader of the firm’s Asia Practice. “Since joining the firm in 2010, she has advised on a diverse range of cross-border transactions. Her move to Hong Kong is another step in the development of our pan-Asian capabilities, and we look forward to her continued contributions to the firm and our clients.”

A native of China, Nian earned her undergraduate and law degrees at Tsinghua University and University of Hong Kong, respectively. She also earned LL.M and J.D. degrees from Washington University School of Law, where she was a McDonnell Scholar at the McDonnell International Scholars Academy. She has been a member of Goodwin’s Boston office since joining as a summer associate in 2008. In October 2016, Nian became a Goodwin partner.

Prior to joining Goodwin, Nian was a Public Interest Fellow at Medical-Legal Partnership in Boston, where she provided pro bono legal services to low-income families.

Nian is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and New York and is a Registered Foreign Lawyer in Hong Kong. She can be reached at +852 3658 5330 and

With a team of multilingual lawyers qualified in the PRC, Hong Kong, India and the United States, Goodwin’s Hong Kong office offers skilled cross-border legal advice within a broad range of sectors and practice areas. Its comprehensive corporate practice is focused on private equity, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, fund formation, joint ventures and strategic transactions. Goodwin has been recognized as a leading law firm in India by the India Business Journal every year since 2008. It has been ranked for outstanding corporate/M&A by Chambers Global and investment funds work for international firms in China by Chambers Asia Pacific.