Huie Samying Partner, assurance services, Shanghai PricewaterhouseCoopers Ms Huie joins the global capital markets group in Shanghai. She specialises in IFRS and US GAAP technical matters and SEC reporting requirements. Jasper Xu Partner, assurance services, Shanghai PricewaterhouseCoopers Mr Xu joins the firm's systems and process assurance practice in Shanghai. He specialises in providing systems, process and control assurance and advisory services. Cong Hongbin Partner, advisory services, Beijing PricewaterhouseCoopers Mr Cong joins the company's business recovery services in Beijing. He specialises in providing advisory services to governments on infrastructure and project finance transactions. Lucia Hu Partner, advisory services, Beijing PricewaterhouseCoopers Ms Hu joins the transaction services in Beijing. She specialises in providing mergers and acquisitions-related services, and advisory services to financial and corporate investors. Miguel Montoya Partner, transaction services KPMG China Mr Montoya has extensive experience in assisting multinationals and private equity firms in complex cross-border investments, having participated in transactions in South America, Europe, the US and the Far East. Peter Charlton Managing partner, Asia Clifford Chance Mr Charlton's election to a four-year term by an Asian partnership ballot follows the retirement of former Asia managing partner Jim Baird due to ill health. The process to appoint a new global head of the corporate practice will begin soon. Darren Gearing General manager Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong Mr Gearing was previously senior director of development for two years, based at the Shangri-La corporate offices in Hong Kong, with specific responsibility for the development of the group's owned projects in China. Grace Jiang Partner, assurance services, Shanghai PricewaterhouseCoopers Ms Jiang joins the company's financial services practice in Shanghai. She specialises in providing audit actuarial support and advisory services to insurance companies. Michael Lam Partner, assurance services, Shenzhen PricewaterhouseCoopers Mr Lam joins the capital market services group. He specialises in providing assurance and capital market transactions services in consumer, industrial products and real estate sectors. Ken Su Partner, advisory services, Beijing PricewaterhouseCoopers Mr Su joins the transaction services in Beijing. He specialises in mergers and acquisitions advisory services focused on Chinese outbound investment transactions, and inbound or outbound energy and mining deals. Christopher Tan Partner, advisory services, Beijing PricewaterhouseCoopers Mr Tan joins the corporate finance practice in Beijing. He specialises in providing mergers and acquisitions advisory services to domestic companies, and financial and corporate investors. Mike Smith Chief operating officer Atlantis Resources Mr Smith, a civil engineer, was previously chief operating officer at Current Resources. He previously worked as vice-president for global offshore business development at CB&I. Greg Neylan Principal consultant, policy and regulation, Asia-Pacific Ovum Mr Neylan previously held senior management positions in the Australian Communications and Media Authority, and predecessor regulatory agencies at ACA and Austel.