Simon Cheong has joined Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP as a partner in the firm’s Corporate and Finance and Bankruptcy practice groups, based in the firm’s Beijing office. Cheong joins from the Chinese law firm Zhong Lun in Beijing. Simon represents multinational companies and financial institutions on cross-border M& A and financing matters. He served as senior counsel for the World Bank Group’s International Finance Corporation (IFC) and was responsible for managing the IFC’s legal activities in mainland China. Simon’s representative clients have included major multilateral and government institutions such as the IFC, China-ASEAN Investment Cooperation Fund, the Swedish Export Credit Corporation, KfW IPEX-Bank, and the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation.