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Weifeng GUO

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Locations:Beijing
Title:Partner
Tel:+86 10 5268 2888
Fax:+86 10 5268 2999
Email:guoweifeng@dehenglaw.com
Working Language: Chinese/ English
Weifeng Guo specializes in legal areas including but not limited to private equity funds, wealth management, merger and acquisition and listing, for which he has more than 20 years of practice experience and holds a senior professional title.

As one of the first batch of private equity lawyers in China, Mr. Guo has participated in a number of industry milestone projects and has long participated in the legislative process of private equity laws and industry's self-discipline by-laws, the compilation of textbooks, and many research projects. In addition, Mr. Guo also provides long-term legal support for listed companies, private equity funds, family funds/family offices, and private banks, etc.
Representative Matters
  • Investment Fund
  • Consulted Tianjin Venture Capital Guidance Fund, one of the first government guidance funds in China, for its establishment and daily business (2001)
  • Consulted Tianjin Chengxin Venture Capital Co., Ltd., one of the first overseas venture capital institutions in China, for its establishment, operation and the management and its liquidation (2001)
  • Consulted TEDA Investment, Tianjin Venture Capital and Haitai Investment in their daily management and investments
  • Consulted SAIF Partners Growth Venture Capital Fund and Management Agency, China's first Sino-foreign cooperative unincorporated fund in its investment projects (2005)
  • Participated in the establishment of Bohai Industrial Investment Fund, as one the first batch of the Chinese National Industry Investment Fund Pilot Program (2005)
  • Participated in the establishment of Coastal Shipbuilding Industry Investment Fund, as one the first batch of Chinese National Industry Investment Fund Pilot Program (2006)
  • Provided legal services for the establishment of a series of venture capital funds under the Chinese Academy of Sciences, including Guoke Ruihua fund, Guoke Ruiqi fund, and Guoke Jiahe fund (2007)
  • Consulted China Academy of Science for the establishment of the guiding fund and the management agency of CAS (2008)
  • Provided legal services for the establishment of Guizhou Industrial Investment Fund - CAS Guiyin Fund and management agency (2014)
  • Consulted Beijing Guoke Ruihua Strategic Emerging Industry Investment Fund for its incorporation (2015)
  • Consulted Beijing SME Venture Capital Guidance Fund for its selection of fund manager and cooperation with its sub-funds (2016)
  • Provided legal services for Buchang Family Office & Fund (2016)
  • Provided legal services for CHAMC investment funds (2017)
  • Provided legal service for the mother fund of CGP Investment (2018)
  • Consulted Haihe River Industry Fund for the establishment of its many feeder funds (2019)
  • Consulted CNPC Kunlun Capital Co., Ltd for its establishment, daily business and its specific projects (2021)
  • Take the lead in providing legal services for the selection and the conducting of due diligence of multiple sub-fund management agencies for provincial and municipal government guidance fund
  • Represented government guidance funds, family offices and other LP clients in subscribing to USD funds or RMB funds managed by institutions including, but not limited to, Carlyle Capital, C Ventures, Sequoia Capital, CDH Investments, IDG, BioVeda, DT Capital, Danhua Capital, Gopher Asset, Legend Capital, CITIC Industry Fund (CPE), Sinovation Ventures, ZhenFund, China Equity, Fortune Capital, Shengjing (ZGC), Xianfeng (K2VC)
  • Represented private equity funds and family office clients in participating in transactions with Momo, Didi, NIO, Toutiao, Himalaya FM, Ziru, Evergrande Property, Baidu Finance, Grail, DJI , Qi Lekang, Magic Leap and other business investment
  • M&A, Corporate Reform, and Listing
  • Provided legal services for the acquisition of Huanghe Aluminum and Power Group (one of the top ten domestic mergers and acquisitions that year) (2004)
  • Provided legal services for the acquisition of Yunda Technology, a listed company (2003)
  • Provided legal services for the merger and acquisition of Jingxi Tourism, a listed company (2003)
  • Advised on the merger and acquisition of Qinghai Gelatin, a listed company (2004)
  • Provided legal services for Qinghai Gelatin,a listed company, for its series mergers and acquisitions
  • Provided legal services for the non-public offering of Qinghai Gelatin, a listed company (2009)
  • Provided legal services for CICC Gold,,a listed company,of its series of mergers and acquisitions
  • Provided legal services for Buchang Pharmaceutical,a listed company, of its series of mergers and acquisitions
  • Provided legal services for listed companies to successfully conduct series of mergers and acquisitions
  • Provided legal services for the NEEQ listing and transfer of Dadi Energy (2016)
  • Provided legal services for the NEEQ listing and transfer of Creative Planet (2016)
  • Provided legal services for the NEEQ listing and transfer of Raytheon Technology (2017)
  • Provided legal services for the major asset restructuring of Shenzhou Yiqiao, a listed company (2017)
  • Provided legal services for the merger and acquisition of -Yumeijing Group, a well-known daily chemical company (2018)
  • Provided legal services for the key project of the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission - China Architecture Design Institute CBIM mixed-ownership reform (2018)
  • Provided legal services for the state-owned enterprise reform "Double Hundred Enterprises" pilot unit- the mixed-ownership reform of a subsidiary of Xiangyu Group (the first employee stock ownership plan of the Xiamen State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission) (2018)
  • Provided legal services for the merger and acquisition of Tiehan Eco, a listed company (2019)
  • Provided legal services for a large-scale asset restructuring/receiving project (involving hundreds of projects in five provinces and cities) (2019)
  • Provided legal services for the non-public offering of Tiehan Ecosystem,a listed company (2020)
Education Background
  • Doctor of Management, Nankai University (2016)
  • Master of International Economic Law, Nankai University (2006)
  • Bachelor of Laws, Tianjin University (2000)
Professional Qualifications
  • Bar admission in the P.R.China
Recognitions and Affiliations
  • "Financial Lawyer of the Year" (2013, Fangyuan Magazine)
  • "Leading Lawyer in Corporate/Commercial Law" (Chambers Rankings of Lawyers 2015~2018)
  • "Special Issue: China Top 15 Lawyers - Family Wealth Management" (2020, LEGALBAND)
  • "A Client's Guide: China Top Ranked Lawyers" (2021, LEGALBAND)
  • Arbitrator of Tianjin Arbitration Commission
  • Arbitrator of Qingdao/Tsingtao Arbitration Commission
  • External expert of Asset Management Association of China
  • Director of Venture Capital Professional Committee of China Investment Association /Deputy Director of Industry Self-Discipline Office
  • Deputy Director of China Democratic National Construction Association Tianjin Finance Committee
  • Expert database expert of Beijing SME Service Center
  • Director/Consultant of Tianjin Equity Investment Fund Association
  • Director/Consultant of Tianjin Venture Capital Association
  • Independent directors of listed companies
  • A number of government guidance fund investment committee expert members / advisory committee members
Selected Publications
  • "Deduction and construction of family fund functions from the perspective of Chinese law". China Venture Capital, 2017(12), pp. 52-56
  • Evaluating the green corporate social responsibility of manufacturing corporations from a green industry law perspective. International Journal of Production Research, 2015. 53(2): p. 665-674. (SCI)
  • Establishing a criteria system for green production. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part B Journal of Engineering Manufacture, 2014. 229. (SCI)
  • "Research on the impact of corporate M&A experience and board characteristics on M&A strategic decision-making". Modern Management Science, 2015(7): pp. 94-96
  • Research on the impact of the strategic decision-making mechanism of the GEM private enterprises on corporate performance. Journal of Management Sciences, 2014 (2), pp. 1-14
  • "The end of PE regulation". China Entrepreneur, 2013(12): p. 32
  • "On the improvement of the external governance mechanism of the PE/VC industry through the regulatory game". China Venture Capital, 2013 (01)
  • "Discussion on the legal issues of urbanization investment funds". China Venture Capital, 2013 (01)
  • "Reflections on the PE partner tax collection system". The Property Guide, 2012 (11)
  • Books
  • Co-author, Legal Practice on Corporate Reform and Issuance and Listing (Revised Edition), Law Press, April 2008
  • Co-author, Research on Legal Issues of Non-Securities Investment Funds, China Finance Press, February 2011
  • Co-author, Legal Practice Guidelines for Equity and Venture Capital in China, China Economic Publishing House, January 2013
  • Co-author, Compilation of Basic Knowledge Base of Equity Investment Funds and Laws and Regulations ,China Financial Publishing House, August 2016
  • Co-author, Equity Investment Fund, China Financial Publishing House, September 2017
  • Author, Research on Internal Governance Issues of Limited Partnership Private Equity Funds, Economic Daily Press, June 2017
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