This February, the Melbourne member firm of Moore Stephens joined ShineWing and merged with ShineWing Melbourne. The firm formally began practising under the name ShineWing on 1 February 2015. The entity after the merger was named as ShineWing Australia. Launch events were successfully held at Melbourne and Sydney respectively.
On 5 February 2015, more than 260 guests from governments, commercial enterprises and other business parties in China and Australia were invited to the celebration cocktail at Melbourne Museum. Mr. Tim Pallas, Treasurer of Victoria and Counselor Liu Yu, the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in Melbourne attended the event to deliver congratulatory speeches. Mr. Zhang Ke, Chairman of ShineWing International and Mr. Marco Carlei, Managing Partner of ShineWing Australia both expressed their confidence in the development of ShineWing Australia.
On 9 February 2015, another launch event was held at Sydney Opera House. Counselor Peng Gang, the Consulate General of the PRC in Sydney was invited to the event and offered the warmest congratulations on the launch of ShineWing Australia. Many Chinese enterprises with branch offices in Australia also sent representatives to this celebration event, including Yanzhou Coal Mining, Sinopec, Datang Telecom, State Grid, China Coal Energy, China Telecom, China Unicom, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, China Construction Bank, Bank of Communications (China), China Railway Rolling Stock, Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries, etc.
ShineWing Australia is formely Moore Stephens Melbourne, a firm that has enjoyed 80-year history of delivering exceptional services for Australian businesses. By now, ShineWing Australia has more than 30 partners and over 250 professionals. The merger with Moore Stephens Melbourne marked a significant breakthrough for ShineWing since the admission of the Melbourne member firm in 2008. ShineWing Australia would continuously commit to providing comprehensive, integrated and efficient services for Chinese and Australian enterprises.
Earlier, Mr. Zhang Ke and Mr. Ye Shaoxun, Managing Partner of ShineWing China had met Mr. Song Yumin, the Consul General and Counselor Liu Yu from the Consulate General of the PRC in Melbourne for a constructive meeting. Mr. Song Yumin believed that ShineWing Australia could help the cross-border companies maximise the value of their investments and act as an effective platform for the economic ties between China and Australia.
Also, invited by the Department of State Development, Business and Innovation of the State of Victoria, ShineWing representatives attended a business meeting with the government officials including Mr. Peter Armstrong, Executive Director of Invest Victoria, Office of State Development. Mr. Peter Armstrong hoped that ShineWing with the enviable reputation and premium services could strategically help to attract new opportunities in investments and stimulate active bilateral information exchange.