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DLA Piper LLP

Corporate/M&A (International Firms)

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What the team is known for

Fields an experienced team that regularly acts for Chinese corporations on outbound investments into the EU and USA. Also advises international corporates and PE funds on inbound investments and transactions. Renowned for the strength of the firm's Mainland China offices combined with a notable presence in Hong Kong. Particularly active in the healthcare, education, financial services and insurance industries.

Strengths

"The firm attach great importance to their client and are experts on complex M&A transactions. We have worked with many teams across different jurisdictions who closely cooperate, which is a lot of help for our cross-border projects," notes a client.

"They are flexible, responsive and they understand our business, our position and the commercial environment," report other sources, praising the team's "technical expertise and knowledge."

Work highlights

Advised Pearson Education Asia on its strategic joint venture with China South Publishing & Media Group.

Notable practitioners

David Kuo advises on all manner of corporate mandates, including acquisitions, divestments, private equity transactions and business collaborations. He joined DLA Piper from Milbank in January 2020.

Sources single out James Chang as a "very internationally minded partner" with a "solid background" in handling cross-border M&A and investments. "James Chang has been a tremendous asset in helping us with our overseas expansion and investment efforts and demonstrates a thorough understanding of the laws and business practices in the international corporate arena," according to a client.

Li Qiang receives an endorsement from a client for his team management skills and dedication on mandates. He assists PRC and US-based corporates, private equity and venture capital firms with their inbound and outbound acquisitions and investments.

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Corporate/M&A (International Firms) Department

DLA Piper LLP

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25th Floor, Three Exchange Square

8 Connaught Place

15 Queen's Road Central

Hong Kong

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