Grams 曾在数家国际及香港律师事务所担任过律师， 也曾在美孚担任过内部律师。
The boisterous M&A action in China has since the past 12 months has tempted many international firms into re-focusing their practices.
Over 2009, many firms like Vinson & Elkins (which appointed M&A partner Jay Kolb), Orrick (which appointed M&A partner Wu Niping) and Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft (which appointed M&A partner Zhang Jiannan) have relocated resources and made new appointments to get a piece of the action.
Troutman Sanders has just jumped on the bandwagon by appointing Richard Grams as partner to boost its Shanghai M&A group.
Prior to joining Troutman Sanders, Grams was head of Stephenson Harwood’s China practice, where he was China co-counsel. Grams has also practised with several international and Hong Kong law firms in Hong Kong and Beijing and he previously worked in-house with Mobil.
Grams handles broad-based FDI, cross-border M&A, PE and commercial matters in Greater China. He has experience advising PE funds targeting companies in the alternative energy, media, financial services, consumer and industrial sectors in China and Hong Kong.
The addition of Grams boosts Troutman Sanders’ presence in China to 30 attorneys. The firm opened its Hong Kong office in 1997 and expanded into Shanghai in 2007.