Charles Comey is a cross-border M&A and corporate finance partner in the firm’s Palo Alto office. Mr. Comey’s practice experience includes working on the ground in China and Japan for 16 years. He advises U.S. and foreign clients on mergers and acquisitions, seed, venture capital and growth equity financings, and joint ventures and strategic alliances in the TMT, consumer and life sciences sectors. Beginning in 1994, Mr. Comey was seconded by Morrison & Foerster to the legal department of a major Japanese trading company, and thereafter was resident for nine years in Morrison & Foerster’s Tokyo office, where he specialized in representing Japanese corporations in cross-border mergers and acquisitions and strategic alliances. Before relocating to Silicon Valley in July 2010, Mr. Comey opened and served as managing partner of the firm’s Shanghai office from 2003 – 2010. He speaks and reads Mandarin.