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Wei (David) CHEN

Title:Managing Partner
Tel:+86 10 5268 2888
Fax:+86 10 5268 2999
Working Language: Chinese/ English
Mr. Chen focuses his practice on M&A, foreign direct investment, intellectual property and cross-border dispute resolution. He has led many major cross border investment and acquisition projects covering different jurisdictions across North America, Europe, and Asia etc. He has extensive experience in industry sectors including high-tech, healthcare, mining, manufacturing, and automobile.
Representative Matters
  • Outbound Investment

  • Advised E-town in its acquisition of Mattson Technologies Inc., a NASDAQ-listed semiconductor company, through a going private transaction

  • Advised JAC Capital in its EUR 2.7 billion acquisition of standard component business project of NXP Semiconductors

  • Advised Citic Guoan in its participation in a consortium of buyers to delist and acquire Qihoo 360 Technology Co., Ltd.

  • Advised E-Town International Investment & Development Co., Ltd. in its acquisition of the steering assets of Nexteer from General Motors Corporation

  • Advised a major state-owned enterprise in its acquisition of a Canadian listed new energy company by plan of arrangement (involving Canada, the Netherlands, Germany and other jurisdictions)

  • Advised a major gold group corporation in its acquisition of part of equity interest of a Canadian listed company by plan of arrangement (involving Canada, U.S., Mongolia, Turkey, Kyrgyzstan and other jurisdictions)

  • Advised a listed company in Shanghai Stock Exchange in the asset purchase of Glucometer Global Business Project (involving over forty subsidiaries in multiple jurisdictions) of a multinational corporation

  • Advised a listed state-owned company in its acquisition of a Dutch shipping company (involving the Netherlands, Singapore, Philippines, Panama, Australia, Ireland and other jurisdictions)

  • Advised a Beijing state-owned enterprise in its acquisition of a NASDAQ-listed semiconductor company, through a going private transaction

  • Advised a PE fund in its acquisition of a leading precision manufacturing technology company operating in five jurisdictions

  • Foreign Direct Investment

  • Advised FibroGen, an American biopharmaceutical company, in its investment in China

  • Advised Pfleiderer Infrastructure Technology GmbH&Co. KG, a listed German railway technology company, in its technology transfer negotiations with the Ministry of Railway of China

  • Advised Israeli investment fund in setting up a JV for solar photovoltaic businesses in China

  • Advised China Construction Bank in technology licensing with an international data management company

  • Advised China Life Asset Management Company Limited in technology licensing with a U.S. software company

  • Cross-border Dispute Resolution

  • Provided legal services to North China Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. in its Vitamin C antitrust litigation

  • Provided legal services to China Three Gorges Projects Development Co., Ltd. in the arbitration case against Rotech Large Equipment Corporation

  • Provided legal services to Sichuan Changhong Electric Co., Ltd. in the lawsuit against Apex Digital Inc.

Education Background
  • LLM, Golden Gate University, San Francisco, US

  • Master of English Language and Literature, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China

Professional Qualifications
  • Bar admission in P.R. China

  • Bar admission in California (US)

Recognitions and Affiliations
  • Named among the "Top 15 M&A Lawyers in China" by Asian Legal Business (2018)

  • Named among the "Top Ten M&A Deal Lawyer" by Asian Legal Business (2017)

  • Recognized by Chambers & Partners as a leading M&A lawyer

Selected Publications
  • An International Private Equity Investment Guide for Chinese Companies (May 2016)        

  • China chapter of the 2017 Cross-border M&A Review, The Law Reviews (May 2017)        

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