Ms. Shuting Qi named among International's Private Equity Rising Stars: 10 Lawyers in Asia to Watch

September, 2023 - beijing, Mainland China International, an affiliated media of globally renowned legal directory American Lawyer Media (ALM), recently announced its inaugural Asia Rising Stars in the private equity realm, announcing a list of 10 private equity lawyers to watch from 10 top firms in Asia. Ms. Shuting Qi ranked top in the list and Han Kun was the only Chinese firm represented among the winners. The list aims to distinguish and honor outstanding private equity legal professionals under 40.

Shuting has practiced law for more than 15 years. She has extensive experience in representing private equity and strategic clients in a wide array of business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, buyouts, growth equity investments, divestitures, joint ventures, foreign direct investment and general corporate matters. Shuting has also represented Chinese companies in their outbound investments and other financing transactions outside China. Ms. Qi represents clients across diverse industries, including TMT, healthcare, education, finance, industrial manufacturing, retail and logistics. Before joining Han Kun, Shuting Qi was a partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Ms. Qi received her LL.B. degree from Nanjing University in 2005. She also graduated from Fudan University and from Harvard Law School in 2008 and 2012, respectively, both with an LL.M. degree.

This year International launched its inaugural search for Asia's Rising Stars in the private equity realm. The research started in July and received about 100 submissions from top firms all over Asia. After around two months of surveying and judging, ten winners were selected and presented. International remarks: "Qi applies to her advice her understanding of both the American and Chinese business culture, the economic climate, regulatory concerns, and overarching geopolitical sensitivities. While foreign legal advisers have traditionally taken the lead adviser role in cross-border private equity deals, Qi's move to Han Kun shifts the competitive landscape."