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Aqua Xiangyu Huang

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Aqua Huang is an associate in K&L Gates Shanghai office. Her practice focuses on corporate and commercial matters with a strong focus on advising multinational clients on investment and operation in various sectors, such as foreign direct investment, merger and acquisition, and regulatory compliance.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Ms. Huang worked for an international law firm where she advised multinational clients on their operations in China, including corporate deals, foreign direct investment, mergers acquisitions projects, etc.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • China Ambassador of the International Academy for Arbitration Law, 2012-present
Corporate & M&A
  • Advised 3D Systems on acquisition of a Chinese company to extend its 3D scanning and prototyping business
  • Advised a Beijing-based technology start-up in its 3rd round pre-IPO fund-raising from several venture capital funds
  • Advised a US-listed manufacturer of specialty chemical in its internal corporate restructure of its Chinese subsidiaries
  • Conducted legal due diligence on behalf of an American enterprise information management services company in its assets acquisition of the record management activities from its competitor in China market
  • Advised a US pharmaceutical company on localization of employee stock purchase plan for its Chinese subsidiaries
  • Advised a US-listed Fortune 500 company in its real estate transaction for its data center construction
  • Advised a US-headquartered high-tech company in its cloud computing joint venture in China
  • Advised a leading Korean entertainment firm in setting up a RMB fund and its animation co-production project
  • Advised a US private equity fund on its investment in the stock market of China
  • Advised a New Zealand corporation on provision of warranty service to Chinese consumers for cross-border online shopping
  • Advised a multinational food corporation on its labelling/packaging compliance projects in China
  • Advised a UK-headquartered cruise company in daily corporate matters of its representative offices in China including advertising and employment issues
  • Seconded to a US-headquarterd financial service company as the temporary legal counsel covering Greater China region
Regulatory Compliance
  • Participated in an internal procurement chain investigation for a US public company with FCPA and PRC commercial bribery implications
  • Conducted anti-corruption focused interviews for a UK-headquartered engineering company in its internal assessment with the UK Bribery Act, FCPA and PRC corruption implications
  • Conducted post-acquisition anti-corruption focused review of target’s Chinese agents and vendors for a US-listed multinational information technology company in a multi-jurisdictional M&A project
  • Consulted a US medical device company in developing an enhanced compliance program, including assessment of corporate risks and current compliance function, and creation and implementation of tailored policies and operational procedures, and mechanisms to monitor compliance and collaboration with third-parties
  • Seconded to a US-listed technology and manufacturing company as temporary compliance officer to conduct ethics compliance training, coordinate internal investigation and work with company’s global in-house compliance team to upgrade gift and hospitality approval system and expand implementation of compliance procedures
  • Conducted anti-corruption focused due diligence and analysis in connection with a Sino-foreign cooperative education on behalf of a prestigious Australian university