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Pubdate: 2020-06-24 15:48
The firm’s private equity and capital market practice group now has more than 20 lawyers and assistants. Our professionals ever worked in both international and local first tier law firms.
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1. Private Equity and Capital Market Practice 
 
The firm’s private equity and capital market practice group now has more than 20 lawyers and assistants. Our professionals ever worked in both international and local first tier law firms. They are familiar with international practices, and are able to provide tailor-made, creative legal solutions approved by governmental regulators for private equity and venture capital transactions.
 
In recent years, our practice group helped with the formation of dozens of domestic and foreign private equity funds; we also helped to close more than 100 of PE/VC deals (offshore and onshore). In the IPO and securities related sector, our practice group advised clients with their offshore and onshore restructuring, listing on stock exchanges including NYSE, NASDAQ, HKSE and China A Share.
 
In year 2011, G&P ranked No. 1 in China law firms in Chinese Involvement Small-Cap Ranking (below US$50 million) in the Legal Advisors Review for year 2011 released by Thomson Reuters.
 
Private Equity Fund Formation
 
Our private equity practice team helps with the formation of private equity funds including Sino-foreign joint venture fund, pure RMB fund and offshore parallel fund. Our recent landmark deals include: advised Jiuding Capital with the formation of its offshore parallel fund, advised Beijing Capital Group with the formation of Sino-foreign PE fund manager and its first QFLP application in Beijing, advised with the formation of the Grand China real estate fund with its formation and the first real estate fund recordal with National Development and Reform Commission of the PRC (NDRC).
 
Our services include:
Ø Designing fund structure
Ø Review and revise fund raising document (PPM)
Ø Drafting fund documents
Ø Providing legal advices to general partner
Ø Communicating with government authorities to obtain approvals and registrations
Ø Assisting with the formation and closing of the fund
 
Private Equity Investment
 
We represent both foreign and Chinese investors with their PE/VC investments in China; we also represented Chinese enterprises with their financings from global private equity funds.
 
With Chinese government’s tendency of tighter supervision over PE funds, the complex examination and approval as well as tighter foreign exchange control over cross-border transactions, we are committed to providing investors with innovative legal structures that are in compliance with PRC laws and regulations while protecting foreign investors’ interests to the utmost.
 
Our services include:
Ø Designing investment structure (round-trip investment or direct investment)
Ø Delivering due diligence report
Ø Drafting investment documentation
Ø Negotiating investment documents
Ø Communicating with government authorities for approvals and registrations
Ø Issuing legal opinions
Ø Assisting with closing of the transaction
 
IPO and Securities Related Transactions
 
G&P is one of the few law firms who have been practicing securities laws in China in the 1990’s, specifically including the restructuring of state-owned enterprises, the establishment of joint stock companies, IPO and securities related transactions. Our team has maintained  close working relationship with PRC regulators, investment banks, as well as the companies. Since, 1990’s, we have advised clients with their offshore and onshore restructuring, listing on stock exchanges including NYSE, NASDAQ, HKSE and China A Share.
 
G&P’s services include:
Ø Designing restructuring plan 
Ø Conducting legal due diligence;
Ø Assisting with the restructuring of the issuer;
Ø Preparing the share listing application documents;
Ø Assisting with the drafting of prospectus;
Ø Coordinating/communicating with securities regulators, other intermediary agencies (including underwriters, accountants) and the stock exchange;
Ø Issuing legal opinions;
Ø Assisting with the completion of IPO and listing.
 
2. Team of Private Equity and Capital Market l Department
 
Jingru Zhang (Senior Partner)
 
Mr. Zhang specializes in company restructuring, IPO and securities related transactions.
 
Mr. Zhang, who started his legal practice career in 1986, has handled a large number of cases pertaining to securities, corporate financing, real estate and trade. In recent years, he has achieved impressive results in the area of corporate restructuring, public offering of shares, private placements, asset restructuring etc. Mr. Zhang also published several legal writings in Chinese core journals. Mr. Zhang graduated from China University of Political Science and Law with LLM & BA.
 
Hui MaPartner)
 
Mr. Ma specializes in Merger & Acquisition, cross-border investment, intellectual property litigation, and investment disputes resolution. 
 
Prior to G&P, he served as an IP/Chinese Legal Specialist at a New York – based law firm, handling patent and trademark prosecutions for more than 8 years. He has a wealth of experience in the application of patents and trademarks and relevant litigation in USA. He also assisted clients in patent and trademark filings and transactions in the USA, Europe, Canada, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore and other countries. As a counsel familiar with Chinese law, he also provided legal services on China law in the fields of corporate, securities, venture capital, private equity, investments, and commercial litigations.
 
Mr. Ma is admitted to both New York State Bar and China Bar. He is also limitedly recognized to prosecute patent applications before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Mr. Ma received his B.E. from Gansu Agricultural University in China, his LL.B from Peking University and Master of Intellectual Property from FPLC, USA. He is a Chinese native speaker and fluent in English.
 
Song HePartner)
 
Mr. He specializes in corporate and securities, foreign direct investment, intellectual property, disputes resolution and real estate.
 
Mr. He has provided international companies with satisfactory and comprehensive legal services, of which include the acquisition of Dawoo Company (Korea)’s investments in China by General Motors, the acquisition of Non-Performing Assets (NPL) of China Huarong Assets Management Company by GE, the establishment of the JV flight training center in Qingdao between Bombardier Company (Canada) and Shandong Airline Company (China). 
 
Mr. He joined G&P in 2003. Prior to G&P, he practiced law in several renowned domestic and foreign law firms since 1997, including Ying Ji Law Firm, Sichuan from 1997 to 2001, White & Case LLP Beijing Office from 2001 to 2002, and Concord & Partners Beijing from 2002 to 2003.  Mr. He received his LL.B degree from the University of Beijing Industry and Commerce in 1993, and his Master degree of Common Law from the University of Newcastle, Australia in 2000.
 
Haojie Zhai (Associate)
 
Mr. Zhai specializes in legal practice of corporate financing, Merger & Acquisition, litigation and real estate.
 
Mr. Zhai has been involved in multiple company investment and M&A transactions. Mr. Zhai joined G&P in 2007. Prior to this, he worked in China International Travel Service Limited Head Office from 2001 to 2003, and in Beijing New Era Law Firm from 2003 to 2007.
 
Mr. Zhai obtained his LL.B from Northeastern University in 2001, and his LL.M from Kansas City School of Law under University of Missouri in 2009.
 
Ivy Lian (Associate)
 
Ms. Ivy Lian specializes in Merger & Acquisition, Fund formation, PE/VC investment and IPO. Ivy has involved in numerous PE/VE investments and share listing deals, and represented many first tier PE/VC investors with their investments in China related matters.
 
Ivy received her L.L.M from University of International Business and Economics and L.L.B from Shanghai International Studies University, China. She is proficient in Chinese and English.
 
 
3. The Achievements of Private Equity and Share Listing Practice
 
Private Equity Fund Formation
 
l Advised the formation of the Grand China Real Estate Fund
l Advised Jiuding Capital with its offshore fund formation;
l Advised on the formation of USD fund with food fund
l Advised WI Harper with its RMB fund formation
l Advised a USD fund with its investment in China New-Enterprise Investment Fund II
l Assited State Development Investment Corporation with formation of offshore fund
l Advised Sequoia Fund II with its fund raising;
l Advised on  the formation of Nanfeng Changji Investment Fund.
l Advised on the formation of Huili Star Media Fund;
l Advised on the formation of Chuang Li Investment Fund.
l Assisted the formation of Huili real estate investment fund
l Advised on the formation of mining fund
l Advised the formation of investment fund for equipment manufacturing industry
l Advised Genertec with its formation of the fund management company and the setting-up of environmental industry fund
 
Private Equity Investment
 
l Advised China Environment Fund with its multiple investment projects;
l Advised Enmeteck with its financing from Tsing Capital;
l Advised China Hydroelectric Corporation with its financing from Tsing Capital;
l Advised Zhoulin Spectrum Technology with its financing from Tsing Capital;
l Assisted the formation of Huili real estate investment fund
l Advised CDH with investment in Shanghai Jiaxu;
l Advised CDH with investment in Eurypygidae;
l Advised Vesta with its investment in Palm Pilot;
l Advised Yobo with its financing and reorganization;
l Advised Magic Pen project financing;
l Advised SIG investment in United Media (series A shares)
l Advised Tech Globe with its financing(series A shares)
l Advised IIC Capital with its investment in WECL English
l Advised IIC Capital with its investment in Xianglintianxia chain restaurant;
l  Advised IIC Capital with its investment in Shiweiguan chain restaurant;
l Advised IIC Capital with its investment in Shenzhen Mobile Vision Technical Co., Ltd.;
l Advised China Environment Fund with its multiple investment projects;
l Advised Enmeteck with its financing from Tsing Capital;
l Advised China Hydroelectric Corporation with its financing from Tsing Capital;
l Advised Zhoulin Spectrum Technology with its financing from Tsing Capital;
l Advised IIC Capital with its investment in Guizhong Media;
l Advised IIC Capital with its investment in Guoke Huachuang Technology Co.;
l Advised Youren Heath Care Group with its financing;
l Advised Mokedi Electronics Technology ( Blue Ridge Capital);
l Advised IIC Capital with its investment in Asian Union Culture;
l Advised CDH with investment in Shanghai Jiaxu;
l Advised CDH with investment in Eurypygidae;
l Advised Vesta with its investment in Palm Pilot;
l Advised Yobo with its financing and reorganization;
l Advised Magic Pen project financing;
l Advised SIG investment in United Media (series A shares)
l Advised Tech Globe with its financing(series A shares)
 
Securities Issuance and Listing
 
l Advised GLG Life Tech Corporation with its listing on Nasdaq and the initial public offering
l Advised Chinacast with its Nasdaq listing and public offering;
l Advised American Dairy, a NYSE listed company, with its share offering and acquisitions
l Advised CITIC Group and CITIC Bank with the acquisition by a Spanish bank
l Advised China Typical Sewing Machine Group Co. Ltd with its initial public offering
l Advised Ningxia Hengli SteelWire Rope Co.,Ltd with its initial public offering
l Advised Henan Shuanghui Investment & Development Co.,Ltd with its share offering
l Advised Tibet Shengdi Co.,Ltd with its share offering
l Advised Hualin Tyre Co.,Ltd with its share offering
l Advised Xian Typical Industries Co.,Ltd. with its initial public offering
 
 

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