Advised a global leader in engineered materials and optoelectronic components on its acquisition of a global technology leader in optical communications in a cash and stock transaction with an equity value of approximately $3.2 billion, working with 16 offices of K&L Gates on four continents.
Advised 3D Systems Corporation, a leading provider of the most complete portfolio of 3D digital design and fabrication solutions, on its acquisition of Oqton, a software company that is a leader in the creation of a new breed of intelligent, cloud-based Manufacturing Operating System (MOS) platform.
Advised a U.S. public company on its disposal of on-demand manufacturing business to its contractor in China.
Advised a U.S. brand owner on its joint venture and management incentive plan with two individuals who are distributors of the U.S. branded products in China.
Advised DIC Corporation, the largest ink-maker in the world, on its acquisition of chemicals manufacturers in China.
Advised a Chinese individual client on his joint venture with an Italian investor for a credit investigation business in China.
Advised Investor AB Limited, a subsidiary of Investor AB, a Swedish based fund that is managed by a U.S. team on its sell-down of 75,617,838 shares in NSFocus Information Technology Co. Ltd., an internet and application security company after its lock-up period through block trading, centralized competitive trading, and share transfer agreement.
Advised founders of a U.S. Internet start-up who are Chinese citizens on their investment in China and the relevant foreign exchange registrations of their shares in the U.S. start-up.
Advised Columbia Sportswear Company, a leading sportswear brand owner, on its joint venture and the relevant asset transfer in China with and following buyout of the joint venture by exercising its call option from Swire Resources Limited , its Great China distribution agent.
Advised 3D Systems Corporation, a leading provider of the most complete portfolio of 3D digital design and fabrication solutions, on its acquisition of a China-based 3D printing sales and service provider to establish its presence in China.
Advised a Hong Kong client on a disposal of its interests on National Equities Exchange and Quotation in China.
Advised a Chinese state-owned press group on its pre-IPO investment through warrants in a Cayman Islands issuer for a U.S. IPO purpose.
Advised CEFC China on its acquisition of the Florentinum office building, a LEED platinum certified property and the first development of Penta Investments completed in the Czech Republic.
Advised Shanghai Electric Group Co., Ltd. on its acquisition from DBAG Fund of Broetje Group, which is a supplier in the aerospace industry with a product portfolio covering the entire process chain for assembly of aero structures and their related components.
Advised PhiChem Corporation, a Chinese high-tech UV-curable and other optical fiber and electronic material manufacturing public company, on an acquisition of Profound Material Technology Co., Ltd. in Taiwan.
Advised a leading Chinese sportswear company on its formation of a design center in California.
Advised Shanghai Media Group, a Chinese state owned media group on its outbound investment in California-based virtual reality production pioneer, Jaunt XR and a joint venture with Jaunt XR, and Whaley Technology, an Internet technology company, in Shanghai.
Advised a Chinese public apparels manufacturing company on an acquisition of an apparel sourcing, production, and sales platform headquartered in Hong Kong and with offices in Germany, mainland China, and Bangladesh.
Advised a trust company and a private equity fund in China on its participation in a privatization and relisting in China of a China-based public company, which was listed in NASDAQ.
Advised a Japanese company on a management buyout through a Hong Kong company and further disposal of its consulting service business in China to one of famous global auditing firms.
Advised NEC Corporation on its acquisition of energy solution business in the U. S. from A123 Systems and formation of an offshore JV with Wangxiang Group for an energy-saving business in China.
Advised an animated cartoon movie and TV program production company on the formation of its VIE structure, its Series A financing from an industry investment fund controlled by the Ministry of Finance and its strategic investment from a leading movie distribution company.
Advised a Cayman Islands company invested by several venture capital investors on its disposal of its cable TV business in China to a state-owned enterprise and exit from a VIE structure.
Advised a U.S. client on its Hong Kong joint venture with a Chinese listed company (a state-owned enterprise)’s subsidiary to merger their respective global fiberglass business.
Advised Flow International Corporation, a U.S. -listed company, on its acquisition of a minority stake in, and joint venture in respect of, Dardi International Corporation, a Chinese manufacturer of waterjet cutting system.
Advised Staples (China) on its acquisition of a 75 percent equity interest in, and joint venture in respect of, Jiangsu Staples Peipei Office Products Co. Ltd.
Advised Shanghai Automotive Industry Sales Corporation, a state-owned enterprise and wholly-owned subsidiary of Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (Group), on its 50 percent /50 percent joint venture with two subsidiaries of Shell Corporation.
Advised Stone Group Holdings Limited, a Hong Kong-listed company, on its USD150-million acquisition of 100% equity interest in Shanghai GoldPartner, a bestselling consumer healthcare products provider in China.
Advised Darwin Rhodes on its establishment of an employment agency WFOE in China under Mainland and Hong Kong Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement scheme.
Advised a China-based private equity fund managed by a state-owned private equity fund manager on its Series A and pre-IPO investment in an interventional medical device business headquartered in Hong Kong and operated in mainland China, U.S. and Europe.
Advised a China-based private equity fund managed by a state-owned private equity fund manager on the redemption of its shares by a Cayman Islands company and the following distribution of investment proceeds with a state-owned partner.
Advised a China-based private equity fund managed by a state-owned private equity fund manager on its transfer of shares in a New Zealand company before and after the Delaware domestication (migration) of the New Zealand company.
Advised a U.S. biotechnological company on its Series A fund raising for its manufacturing and distribution business in China and R&D business in the U.S.
Advised a China-based private equity fund managed by a state-owned private equity fund manager on its Series D+ investment in a medical big data business in China.
Advised a China-based private equity fund managed by a state-owned private equity fund manager on a pre-IPO investment in a China-based innovation biotechnology company, which has a subsidiary in the U.S. and has a plan to go public in Hong Kong according to the Listing Regime for Companies from Emerging and Innovative Sectors.
Advised Shanghai Yiguo E-Commerce Co., Ltd. on its Series C, C+, and D financing in the sector of online distribution of food and fruit.
Advised Capital Today on its investment in the merger of Dian Ping and Mei Tuan, China’s top group deals sites, and their further investment in rounds two and three of series B financing of the surviving company.
Advised Mafengwo, a famous PC and mobile Internet company, and trip service provider, on its Series C financing.
Advised a private company in China, a mobile apps installation service provider, on its Series B private placement through the VIE structure.
Advised Orchid Asia III, L.P. on its Series A investment in KML Company Limited.
Advised Orchid Asia III, L.P. on its Series A investment in Lifetech China Corporation.
Advised Orchid Asia III, L.P. on its Series A investment in Sport100 International Limited.
Advised Orchid Asia III, L.P. on its Series A investment in United Information Technologies Limited.
Advised Orchid Asia III, L.P. on its Series A and Pre-IPO Preferred Shares investment in Wuyi International Pharmaceutical Limited.
Merger Clearance, CFIUS and Foreign Investment Control
Advised DIC Corporation, the largest ink-maker in the world, on China pre-merger filing for its proposed acquisition of chemicals manufacturers in China.
Advised Cummins on its pre-merger filing in China for its joint venture with Enrichment Technology Company Limited.
Advised Linde (China) Forklift Truck Corp., Ltd., which is a subsidiary of a Germany based global leader (Kion Group) in industrial trucks, related services, and supply chain solutions, on their pre-merger filing in China for its minority investment in a competitor in China, Zhejiang EP Equipment Co., Ltd.
Advised Yonghui Supermarket on its pre-merger filing for its joint venture with CJ Freshway Corporation in China.
Advised Lukfook Jewelry on their pre-merger antitrust filing in China arising from an offshore share transfer in respect of 3D gold jewelry business.
Advised NEC Corporation on its pre-merger antitrust filing in China arising from its formation of a joint venture in Hong Kong with Wangxiang Group.
Advised a China-based private equity fund managed by a state-owned private equity fund manager on potential CFIUS risk issues related to its investment in an interventional medical devices in the U.S.
Advised a China-based private equity fund managed by a state-owned private equity fund manager on potential CFIUS risk issues related to its investment in total AI solutions business in the U.S.
Advised a China-based private equity fund managed by a state-owned private equity fund manager on potential CFIUS risk issues related to its investment in a biopharmaceutical company specializing in development and manufacturing of innovative medicines, including those related to cell and gene therapy.
Advised a China-based private equity fund managed by a state-owned private equity fund manager on BIS Entity List risk issues related to its investment in a divestment business.
Advised a China-based company with U.S. operation on potential CFIUS risk issues related to its Series B financing from a major China-based multinational technology company.
Advised a multinational corporation that supplies engines and power generation products on potential China foreign investment control risk issues related to its acquisition of a supplier of bus e-drive solutions.
Data and Privacy Protection
Advised a global real estate SaaS provider on data protection officer and data localization issues in China.
Advised a world-class video production service provider on its China-based employees personal information and privacy policies.
Advised a U.S. listed company that supplies an online marketplace globally on its China-based employees and customers personal information and privacy policies.
Advised a listed company headquartered in Hong Kong and operated in mainland China in luxury products business on its China-based employees and customers personal information and privacy policies.
Advised a major online trip service provider on its collection of users' personal data in China and transfer of the same from China.
Advised a multinational company in the U.S. on its transfer of data of employees in China for management of global workforce.
Advised a China telecom company on its data protection and transfer compliance in Poland and Sweden.
Advised a U.S. company on a data breach incident and an exfiltration of Chinese employees’ personal information in China.
Advised a biotechnological start-up in China on its ESOP for its China-based and U.S.-based employees, contractors and consultants.
Advised a Cayman Islands company with operations in China on its ESOP compliance issues relating to its China-based employees.
Advised two U.S. listed companies on the registrations of their respective ESOPs for their China-based employees.
Advised an India company on its ESOP (stock appreciation rights) relating to its China-based employees.
Advised a Taiwan-invested Cayman Islands company which plans to be listed on a stock exchange on its ESOP for China-based employees.
Advised a leading U.S.-based multinational e-commerce company on its easement arrangement and follow-up construction work in a northwest city in China.
Advised a Hong Kong listed company on its acquisition of commercial buildings and relevant profit guarantee arrangements in Shanghai, which is also a major and connected transaction of the Hong Kong-listed company.
Advised a Hong Kong-listed company on its acquisitions of office buildings in Shanghai, Wuhan, Beijing, Shenzhen, Xi’an, etc.
Advised a Fortune 500 company on its removal of production lines from south China to north China and its construction-lease arrangement with its biggest customer in north China.
Advised an asset management company in Hong Kong on its acquisition and disposal of equity in a property investment company with a real estate development project in Guangzhou.
Material Commercial Contracts
Advised U.S.-based brand owners on their China NNN (Non-Use, Non-Disclosure and Non-Circumvention) agreements with OEM contractors in China.
Advised U.S. listed companies on their respective long-term supply agreements with distributors in China.
Advised a foreign investment crowd-funding service provider on its U.S. real estate investment plan which is targeted at Chinese investors.
Advised a U.S. company on the supply of its door alarm system to a state-owned aircraft manufacturing company in China.
Investigation & Compliance
Advised a Sino-foreign university on an investigation involving a flawed procurement process and negotiated with suppliers to address the flawed process issues.
Advise a Korean public company on its investigation against its former CTO on his conspiracy to commit espionage and actual espionage and filing of complaints with governmental authorities in China.
Advised a leading chemical company on an investigation involving one of its employee’s unauthorized accesses to her superior's computer and reviewed the internal compliance procedures with the Business Conduct Policy of the company.
Advised a leading jewelry distributor in Hong Kong and mainland China on compliance issues regarding labeling, pricing, marketing, franchising etc.
Advise a Chinese client and his subsidiaries on arbitration in Hong Kong about a counter-guarantee regarding a put option in a U.S. fund.
Advise a U.S. client on its arbitration with its Chinese partner about a dispute regarding a put option in a joint venture.
Advised a U.S. client and its representative office in China on its dispute resolution with a private company in Qingdao, China.
Advised a U.S. listed company’s subsidiary in China on its labor arbitration and litigation with an employee for early termination of the employee’s relationship.
Advised state-owned company engaging in heavy industries on three value added tax related arbitrations in China.