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泛伟律师事务所驻上海代表处正式成立 (Fenwick & West Opens Shanghai Office)

中国业务组扩大为 20 人,其中有 5 位在中国办公的律师

    加利福尼亚州山景城(2014 年 5 月 7 日)讯 – 科技和生命科学行业的顶尖律师事务所泛伟今天宣布在上海成立具有执业资格的代表处,以继续扩大自己在中国的业务。一年前加入泛伟的合伙人王怡华将领导上海代表处,与她共事的还有其他 4 位拥有美国执业资格并且居住在中国的律师:姚晓春、柳甄、李若木以及李植。

    泛伟主席 Richard Dickson 指出:“在上海成立代表处这一举动很大程度上来自于受客户需求的推动。总部位于中国的科技和生命科学客户以及在华开展业务的美国公司为我们带来的工作量正在不断增加。为了应对这种情况,我们增加了投入,包括于一年前招募了合伙人王怡华,而现在则在上海开设了一家代表处,并将包括那些在本所美国办公室工作的中国业务律师团队规模扩大为 20 位律师。泛伟新的代表处有 5 位才华横溢的律师,这进一步增强了我们在中国本就十分活跃的业务。”

    王怡华的客户包括多家总部位于美国和中国并在华投资的风险投资基金、总部位于中国和美国的新兴成长型公司,以及总部位于中国并在美国和香港股票市场挂牌的上市公司。在过去 16 年间,她作为一名执业律师主要从事与中国相关的业务,并在过去 10 年间居住在中国。在展讯通信 (Spreadtrum Communications) 于纳斯达克股票市场首次公开募股 (IPO) 期间,她曾于该公司担任法律总监。

    王律师说:“我与 姚晓春、柳甄及李植有着多年的密切合作,非常高兴他们正式加入泛伟,同时也欢迎在香港工作 3 年后再次加入本所的李若木。这是一支优秀的团队,可很好地满足本地区客户不断增长的需求。泛伟在过去几年间对中国业务的投入为最近的几次成功铺平了道路。”

    泛伟在中国参与过的一些著名案例包括:

    • 在 2013 年 11 月发起的一笔价值 30 亿美元的“私有化”交易(目前仍在进行)中,为中国最大的在线视频游戏运营商之一巨人网络 (Giant Interactive) 的董事会特别委员会提供法律服务。总部位于上海的巨人网络已在纽约证券交易所上市,该公司的买断成为中国公司有史以来的第二大“私有化”交易。
    • 在清华紫光 (Tsinghua Unigroup) 以 17.8 亿美元收购纳斯达克上市公司展讯 (Spreadtrum) 的交易中为展讯提供法律服务,这笔交易已于 2013 年 12 月完成。

    最近,泛伟律师事务所还因其在中国的工作获得多项荣誉和大奖。由泛伟代理的展讯收购案被《商法》(China Business Law Journal) 杂志评为 2013 年“年度最佳交易”。由泛伟担任特别知识产权法律顾问的阿里巴巴集团与雅虎 71 亿美元股份回购协议,荣获由《亚洲法律事务》(Asian Legal Business) 杂志“香港法律奖”活动评选的“年度最佳并购交易”奖和“年度最佳股票市场交易”奖,以及“中国年度最佳科技、媒体和电信交易”奖。王怡华作为五位候选人之一,成功入围《亚洲法律事务》杂志“中国法律奖”评选的“2014年中国最佳交易律师”提名。

    作为上海办事处的负责人,王律师重点关注适用于中国科技公司以及在该地区开展业务的美国公司的美国公司法和证券法。资深律师姚晓春及柳甄,律师 李若木和李植在一般公司事务、风险资本融资、私募股权投资、并购、合资公司、资本市场和公司治理方面拥有深厚的经验。

    泛伟前主席、中国业务领导 Gordon Davidson 表示:“泛伟长期参与中国和其它亚洲市场的业务,因为我们总部位于美国的客户已经通过直接投资、收购和合资扩展到这些市场,同时也由于有越来越多的总部位于亚洲的公司在美国法律问题、风险资本融资和收购,还有复杂的知识产权事务及诉讼方面向泛伟寻求建议和代理服务。这对于我们进一步扩展和深化与中国相关的业务而言是一个激动人心的机遇。”

    关于泛伟律师事务所:
    泛伟为开拓性的科技和生命科学公司在其生命周期的各个阶段提供综合的法律服务。我们为成熟和新兴的公司制定创新、经济高效和切实可行的解决方案,帮助解决与风险资本、公开募股、合资、并购和战略关系、知识产权、诉讼和争议解决、税收、反垄断,以及就业和劳工法相关的一系列问题。40 多年来,泛伟已经帮助世界上一些最知名的公司成为市场领导者,并保持这一地位。​​