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Dan Wu

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Wu Dan’s practice focuses on M&A, FDI, general corporate and food regulation. She has advised a variety of multinational corporations in their PRC projects, including acquisition of PRC companies in a variety of industries as well as the establishment, operation and dissolution of foreign invested enterprises in various cities of China.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Ms. Wu was an associate with a PRC leading law firm where she advised multinational clients on their operations in China.

  • Advised a US real estate fund on its acquisition of a portfolio of core logistic real estate assets in China worth approximately US$300 million.
  • Advised a US client on its €23 million acquisition of records management business in China.
  • Advised a domestic public company on its RMB5 billion auction bid of a state-owned enterprise in China. 
  • Advised a NASDAQ listed fiber optic supplier on a roughly US$3.2 billion cash-and-stock merger of its NASDAQ listed peer.
  • Advised a Singaporean manufacturer of satellite broadcast solutions on World’s First Singapore/AIM Dual Listing.
  • Advised a US client on its acquisition of a Chinese company to extend its 3D scanning and prototyping business.
  • Advising a Japanese chemicals manufacturer on its acquisition of PRC chemicals manufacturers.

FDI & General Corporate
  • Advised a US manufacturer of power transmission components on its restructuring in various cities of China.
  • Advised a leading Australian university in structuring its education programs in Suzhou.
  • Advised a U.S. manufacturer of point-of-sales materials for brewery industry on establishment of manufacturing facilities in China.
  • Advised a Singaporean PE Fund on its establishment of a foreign invested enterprise in Guangzhou and acquisition of real properties in Guangzhou.
  • Advised a leading U.S. research university in setting up a wholly foreign owned enterprise in Nanjing.
  • Advised a Canadian listed company in setting up a joint-venture in Nanjing.
  • Advised a US telecommunications manufacturer on its dissolution of a wholly foreign owned enterprise in Beijing. 
  • Advised an Australian luxury brand on its dissolution of a wholly foreign owned enterprise in Shanghai.
  • Advised a US machine manufacturer on its dissolution of a representative office in Shanghai.
  • Advising a Germany Fortune 500 in establishing a trading entity in Shanghai.
  • Advising a world leading travel leisure company on its daily corporate matters in China.
  • Advising multinational corporations on ex-pat arrangement and employment disputes in China.

Food Regulation
  • Advised a global confectionary leader relating to labeling/packaging compliance in its US$577 million acquisition of a China-based confectionery brand.
  • Represented an American fast food restaurant chain in reviewing and negotiating lease agreement relating to its offices and restaurants located in Shanghai.
  • Advised a UK catering company in applying food operation permit in China.
  • Advised multinational corporations in the food industry on e-commerce business mode.
  • Advising multinational corporations in the food industry on labeling/packaging compliance projects in China.