SHANGHAI--Brunswick has hired Po Ling Cheung to launch a new office in Shanghai, its third in the country.

The Shanghai office joins Brunswick operations in Hong Kong and Beijing, as the financial consultancy continues its expansion in the region.

Cheung spent nine years at Morgan Stanley, where she was co-head of Asia-Pacific corporate communications, and becomes a partner at Brunswick.

The firm has also transferred one of its most senior partners, Cindy Leggett-Flynn, from New York to Hong Kong. Leggett-Flynn spent 11 years at Brunswick’s New York office, and will take on the role of Hong Kong managing partner, with an Asia-wide remit.

“We are thrilled that Po Ling is joining us as a partner to help expand Brunswick’s business into Shanghai and the Yangtze River Delta region, adding to the successful team of over 50 people we have in Beijing and Hong Kong,” said Tim Payne, Brunswick's managing partner in Asia. “I am also delighted to welcome Cindy to China, where she will help us drive Brunswick’s fast growing business with her wealth of experience in cross border M&A, crisis management and corporate and investor communications.”

“The firm is making great progress internationally, and China has been particularly strong for us again this year,” added Brunswick chairman Alan Parker. “We are privileged to be working on the leading M&A and crisis briefs in the region, and increasingly expanding our reach across Asia to support the growing needs of local and multinational clients.”