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China

Acquisition

Advising leading health care insurance providers on China's regulatory matters and on corporate acquisition in pursuing China market entry. (Ongoing)

China outbound investment

Advised a major Chinese bank on its financial lending to support acquisition by a Chinese State owned company of a U.S. company. (Ongoing)

Computer hardware retail market entry

Representing a worldwide reputable software and hardware manufacturer in its entry into China retail market of computer hardware. (Ongoing)

Corporate daily operation

Representing a worldwide reputable software manufacturer in its daily R&D operation in China. (Ongoing)

General corporate

Representing a WFOE and a foreign securities company’s representative office in handling government registration procedures. (Ongoing)

IPO for glue manufacturer*

Advised in an A-share IPO for a major glue manufacturer in Suzhou, China. (Ongoing)

IPO for real estate company*

Advised in an H-share IPO for a renowned real estate agent company. (Ongoing)

IPO for tax information management company*

Advised in an A-share IPO for a tax information management company in Tianjin, China. (Ongoing)

IPO for technology company*

Advised in an A-share IPO for an environment protection technology company in Wuhan, China. (Ongoing)

Joint venture

Representing a leading Midwest machinery manufacturer in negotiation and documentation for a strategic joint-venture investment project in Hunan Province.

Media libel litigation

Advised an internationally renowned media company defending two libel lawsuits in China. (Ongoing)

Outbound infrastructure project

Assisting a leading railway company in a major infrastructure project in the United States. (Ongoing)

Strategic alliance with joint venture option

Representing a major Chinese air transportation entity in forming a strategic alliance with the leading courier and flight service providers in a startup logistics business with the option of converting the business into a joint venture in the U.S. (Ongoing)

Acquisition for pharmaceutical company*

Advised a renowned Hong Kong pharmaceutical company in its acquisition of two domestic pharmaceutical factories located in Shanghai and Jiangsu Province in China. (2013)

Note offering*

Advised in a $2 billion medium term note program for a Hong Kong listed company. (2013)

Acquisition for advertisement company*

Advised a renowned Korean advertisement company in its acquisition of a Shanghai market planning company. (2012)

Acquisition for U.S. retail chain*

Advised a U.S. retail enterprise in its acquisition of a renowned domestic electronic commerce enterprise. (2012)

Acquisition of hotel*

Advised a Hong Kong listed company in its acquisition of a renowned hotel in Shanghai. (2012)

Acquisition of rice processing enterprise*

Advised a Japanese company in its purchase of part of the equity interest of one of the largest domestic rice processing enterprises in northeastern China. (2012)

Acquisitions of Chinese businesses*

Advised a major UK semiconductor company in its acquisitions of PRC domestic companies. (2012)

Divestiture of Chinese investment*

Advised a leading U.S. telecommunication company in divestiture of its investment in China. (2012)

Employment

Advised a reputable hotel management group and a reputable design company in employment-related matters in China. (2012)

FCPA investigation*

Advised a NASDAQ listed world leading testing and sensing solutions provider in its internal FCPA investigations of its China sales entities. (2012)

Foreign direct investments*

Advised a leading U.S. engineering structuring company in formation of subsidiary in China. (2012)

Formation of a food company joint venture*

Advised a Fortune 100 energy, grains, and foods company in the establishment of an agriculture products leasing joint venture with a domestic state-owned company in Nantong, China. (2012)

Lease for foreign chain stores

Advised famous coffee chain stores in lease of premises for new stores all over China. (2012)

Purchase of equity interest for health service provider*

Advised a Fortune 100 U.S. health service provider in the acquisition of a Chinese domestic company. (2012)

Regulatory compliance of food company*

Advised a large U.S. based foods company in regulatory compliance of its Chinese subsidiary. (2012)

Agriculture operation

Advised a reputable U.S. food company in its contemplated agriculture farming operation in China. (2011)

Banking facility transactions*

Advised several international and Chinese banks in their banking facility transactions. (2011)

Cloud computing service

Advised two major cloud computing service providers about the business models of their respective China domestic offering of cloud computing services. (2011)

Computer hardware manufacturing and distribution

Assisted U.S. computer hardware companies to contract with Chinese manufacturers to produce hardware products for distribution globally and within China. (2011)

Corporate daily operation for life science company*

Advised a reputable NYSE-listed life science company on its China-related operations, including site selection, contract reviewing, and employment issues. (2011)

E-commerce commercial contracts

Assisted U.S. internet retailer and on-line mall operator to contract for credit card payment and disbursement service providers and other commercial arrangements for operation of e-commerce business in China. (2011)

Expo 2010 for foreign governments*

Advised several countries in various issues relating to their respective pavilions in Expo 2010 Shanghai, including but not limited to the construction, contractual disputes and sale of the pavilions. (2011)

Finance company for manufacturing group*

Advised a domestic leading heavy machinery manufacturing group in its incorporation of a finance company. (2011)

Foreign direct investment

Advised multiple U.S. health insurance providers on the insurance regulatory environment for foreign investment and helped to form insurance agency and third-party administration subsidiaries to enter the Chinese health insurance market. (2011)

Foreign direct investment

Assisted various U.S. companies in the manufacturing and biotech industries with corporate restructuring projects involving Chinese partner buyouts, relocation of physical facilities, real property sales and purchases, and tax planning. (2011)

Foreign direct investment

Helped U.S. food and beverage retailers to buy out Chinese partners and restructure its operations in China. (2011)

Foreign direct investment in China*

Advised in incorporation of several WFOEs for many renowned international companies, covering the industries of futures trading, IT, finance and commodity trading. (2011)

International infrastructure project

Represented a consortium of Chinese companies in several major infrastructure projects in the United States. (2011)

Internet payment systems

Regularly acts for online merchants to handle commercial agreements with internet payment processors and credit card companies for internet business in China and worldwide. (2010-2011)

IPO for technology company*

Advised in an A-share IPO for a technology company in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, in China. (2011)

Merger of equals in Cayman Islands

Represented the surviving entity in its merger transaction with another company in the Cayman Islands, and simultaneous and subsequent reorganization of related subsidiaries in Hong Kong and Mainland China. (2011)

Nuclear station operation software system licensing

Represented a U.S. software operation system provider in preparation and negotiation with China domestic nuclear station company of a system licensing contract. (2011)

Outbound acquisition*

Advised a Chongqing based domestic state-owned company in its outbound acquisition of a U.K. vehicle manufacturing company and offshore restructuring. (2011)

Payment processor regulation

Advised two U.S. companies on their contemplated ecommerce business in China regarding payment processing offering. (2010-2011)

Pre-paid cards for petrol company

Advised a world-wide petrol company in its pre-paid card compliance matter. (2011)

Publication cooperation

Advised two reputable non-profit media publication companies about their respective business models of China offering. (2011)

Purchase of equity interest

Represented a British real estate investment company in the purchase of the equity interest in a Chinese company that owns retail shops and office buildings in China. (2011)

Purchase of equity interest

Represented a PE fund in the purchase of an equity interest in a Chinese company that owns and operates waste water treatment and drinking water supply facilities in five Chinese cities. (2011)

Restructuring of retailing giant*

Advised a U.S. retailing giant in its restructuring in several cities in China. (2011)

Retailer loyalty card program

Assisted U.S. retailer develop a customer loyalty and rewards program including presentation of card in traditional store and on-line storage and management of loyalty points and rewards fulfillment. (2011)

Retailer's customer loyalty and rewards program

Represented large multi-store retailer in creating and launching a customer loyalty program throughout China, including online customer interface, information privacy and security and back-end data processing. (2011)

Software licensing and distribution

Assisted U.S. software manufacturer to negotate licenses for healthcare information management software products with hospitals throughout China. (2011)

Stock option plan registration*

Advised a leading U.S. manufacturing company in its stock option plan registration. (2011)

Structuring for P to P finance*

Advised in constructing a P to P finance structure for a domestic P to P finance website. (2011)

Tender offering

Advised a design/build consortium from Mainland China on the structure, prequalification and tender offering process for a major infrastructure project in the U.S. (2011)

Vehicle hybrid drive system sales contracts

Represented a U.S. Fortune 500 company in preparation and negotiations of vehicle hybrid drive system sales contracts with China domestic passenger vehicle manufacturers. (2011)

Arbitration in China

Successfully represented one client before CITEAC arbitration panel in Beijing, and the other client before another CITEAC arbitration panel in Shanghai.

Arbitration in the United States

Successfully represented a Chinese company in a litigation case in California and related JAMs arbitration in San Francisco. (2010)

China restructuring for a U.S. leading retailer company*

Represented a Fortune 100 U.S. leading discount retailer in restructuring of its invested entities in six cities in China. (2010)

Foreign direct investment for private equity fund*

Advised a private equity fund in its acquisition of forestry in Southwest China. (2010)

Foreign fund investment in China*

Advised a large Hong Kong based investment fund in its investment of a renowned high-end Chinese garment company located in Shanghai. (2010)

Merger and acquisition

Representing a large German chemical manufacturer in a stock purchase of a water treatment company based in Nanjing. (2010)

Merger of foreign invested commercial enterprise

Represented a Midwest-based plumbing and toilet manufacturer in the merger of a foreign invested commercial enterprise into its wholly-owned manufacturing subsidiary. (2010)

Partner buy-out

Representing Delaware-based chemical and new material leader in Chinese partner buy-out or sell-out transaction. (2010)

Potential merger/series of equity transfers

Represented a Midwest-based auto components manufacturer in early stage of a China corporate transaction involving a series of equity transfers and a corporate merger/consolidation. (2010)

Purchase of assets/series A preferred share issuance

Represented a new company in a spin-off of assets from an existing company; and Series A Preferred Stock financing by a Cayman Islands holding company with a subsidiary operating in Shanghai, China. (2010)

Strategic alliance

Represented Chicago-based chemical manufacturer in the formation of a strategic alliance and the negotiation of an exclusive supply and distribution agreement with a Nanjing-based chemical manufacturer. Also advised client on antitrust issues. (2010)

Acquisition of stock and other assets

Represented a U.K.-based media company in its purchase of a PRC company specializing in reverse engineering to protect media and technology companies against IP infringement. The transaction involved the off-shore purchase of the stock of a BVI company and the on-shore purchase of the assets of several Chinese companies. (2009)

Establishment of a regional headquarters*

Advised a major U.S. audio solution provider in its establishment of a regional headquarters in Shanghai, China. (2009)

Foreign investment in special industry*

Advised a world leading French animal health company in its China market entry and development strategies. (2009)

Joint venture for energy company*

Advised a U.S. new energy company in its joint venture with a collectively-owned chemical company and equity acquisition of a hazardous chemicals trading company in Shandong. (2009)

Property development for domestic company*

Advised a top chain furniture store company in its development of a residential property and a shopping mall in Shenyang. (2009)

Purchase of equity interest and assets for catering and entertainment company*

Advised on the acquisition of a reputable foreign-invested catering and entertainment company by a Singapore Stock Exchange listed company. (2009)

Acquisition for Internet company*

Advised a U.S. based Internet company in its acquisition of a Chinese IT Company. (2008)

Property development for foreign developer*

Advised the largest U.S. real estate developer in its development of a luxury residential property in Shanghai and in its sale and lease of two residential properties in Shanghai and its relevant financing. (2008)

Purchase of equity interest for manufacturing company*

Advised a U.S. based manufacturing company in its purchase of all the equity interest from its Chinese joint venture partner. (2008)

Real estate acquisition and financing*

Advised a U.S. real estate investment fund in its acquisition of a Grade A office building in Shanghai and related real estate financing. (2008)

Stock option plan registration with Shanghai Foreign Exchange*

Advised an NYSE listed Chinese domestic media and branding company on its stock option plan and foreign exchange registration. (2008)

Venture capital for technology company*

Advised on the first-round and the second-round VC financing for a China-based technology company by a U.S. venture capital firm. (2008)

Establishing representative office for investment bank*

Advised a reputable U.S. investment bank in setting up a representative office in Shanghai. (2007)

Merger and acquisition*

Advised a U.S. supermarket in its acquisition of the equity interests in a local retail chain company in China. (2007)

Drafting content licensing agreements

Assisting a world-leading computer and software company in drafting content licensing agreements. (Ongoing)

Litigation in the United States

Successfully represented several Chinese clients in their litigation cases in the United States.

Purchase of equity interest for manufacturing company and merger control filings

Advise the world’s biggest bakery products supplier with respect to its proposed acquisition of China’s largest lactic acid manufacturer and on merger control and security review filings. (Ongoing)
* Denotes experience completed at a prior firm
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