Newgate Communications opens Shanghai office

Strategic communications consultancy Newgate Communications announced the expansion of its Asia operations with the launch of an office in Shanghai.

Newgate’s new Shanghai office is being established by Hong Kong partner and co-founder Grace Zhang. Zhang has more than a decade’s experience working with clients in China and globally on corporate brand-building and reputation issues, capital markets and M&A transactions, complex restructurings, as well as crisis and litigation situations. She reports to Greater China managing partner and founder, Richard Barton.

Barton commented, “Establishing a Shanghai office is a natural extension for Newgate, to meet strong demand from both Chinese and global businesses for support on the increasingly complex communications issues they face. Our offices in Greater China operate as a single team providing our clients a consistently high level of local in-market knowledge combined with extensive cross-border expertise. Grace has been an important part of the growth of our business since launch in 2013 and will bring the same dedication and expertise to our expanding client portfolio in China.”

Zhang said, “This is an exciting time for Newgate. As Chinese companies increasingly look beyond their home base and global firms seek both to build and protect their reputations in China, our new Shanghai office offers a perfect platform for continued growth.”

The consultancy is part of Porta Communications, and advises clients globally on corporate and financial communications and public affairs issues. The firm has 16 offices and 34 partners globally.