Jingxiao Fang is a counsel in the Palo Alto office and Beijing office. She is a member of the firm’s corporate practice group. Jingxiao has practiced law since 2007. Before joining K&L Gates, she worked consecutively in the Beijing office of a Chinese law firm and of a U.S. law firm. Her practice focuses on cross border transactions between China and the U.S., including transnational venture capital and private equity investments, mergers and acquisitions, and foreign direct investments. Her clients are primarily technology companies and venture capital and private equity funds.
Jingxiao represents on one hand technology companies (primarily in the artificial intelligence, data processing, semiconductor, and biopharma industries) in their financings and sales, and on the other hand venture capital and private equity funds in their investments in American and Chinese companies. She also assists companies with their restructurings as part of their efforts to get listed in China and the U.S., setting up joint ventures and direct investments in the U.S. and China. She works closely with the firm’s US tax, policy, labor, and IP transaction lawyers to support clients’ investments and daily operations, which supports relate to cross border technology transfer and licensing, export control, tax planning, patent prosecution and IP protections, immigration, and employee compensations.
In the past, Jingxiao has advised founders and start-up companies on entity formation and operational compliance and represents them in equity and debt financings. Jingxiao also represents individual and corporate investors in their investments in start-up companies.
Prior to joining the firm, Jingxiao served as a lawyer in a U.S.-based international law firm and a top Chinese national law firm in Beijing for several years. She represented Chinese and foreign venture capital and private equity firms in multiple investments in the Internet and mobile industries in China. She also worked on cross-border M&A and joint venture deals, such as Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. in its 51 percent increased investment in Yihaodian.