Finsbury has appointed Paul Yang as Partner in its Hong Kong office.
Yang has spent more than 16 years providing senior counsel to government-related entities and private companies in China, as well as multi-national companies (MNCs) across Asia. He has advised senior executives on a range of topics and practice areas including corporate and reputation management, crisis and issues handling, B2B engagements, financial services and capital markets, automotive, lifestyle, public affairs and stakeholder outreach.
“We are thrilled that Paul has joined Finsbury to support our rapidly growing business in Asia, which already has an outstanding team in Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Tokyo and Singapore,” said Finsbury Chairman and Founder Roland Rudd. “Asia will only become more important to Finsbury in the coming years and our clients will benefit from Paul’s in-depth knowledge of the Chinese market and his expert senior counsel.”
Yang, said, “Finsbury’s entrepreneurial culture, combined with the calibre of its people and clients makes it a dynamic and exciting place to work. I look forward to joining the team and advising companies on how they build, manage and protect their reputations in the current complex business environment.”
Ben Richardson, Head of Asia, Finsbury, added, “Asian businesses are playing an increasingly active role on international stage and the challenges and opportunities for MNCs coming into the region have never been more pronounced. Paul’s deep experience with issues and crisis management coupled with his extensive knowledge of how to engage media and other stakeholders across the region makes him an invaluable advisor to senior business leaders and companies at this critical time.”
Yang joins Finsbury from Ruder Finn, where he was General Manager of the Beijing office before relocating to Hong Kong to lead the growth of that office. Yang holds a bachelor’s degree in International Marketing from the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE).