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For more than four decades, Fenwick & West LLP has helped some of the world’s most recognized companies become, and remain, market leaders. From emerging enterprises to large public corporations, our clients are leaders in the technology, life sciences and cleantech sectors and are fundamentally changing the world through rapid innovation.  MORE >

Fenwick & West was founded in 1972 in the heart of Silicon Valley—before “Silicon Valley” existed—by four visionary lawyers who left a top-tier New York law firm to pursue their shared belief that technology would revolutionize the business world and to pioneer the legal work for those technological innovations. In order to be most effective, they decided they needed to move to a location close to primary research and technology development. These four attorneys opened their first office in downtown Palo Alto, and Fenwick became one of the first technology law firms in the world.  MORE >

From our founding in 1972, Fenwick has been committed to promoting diversity and inclusion both within our firm and throughout the legal profession. For almost four decades, the firm has actively promoted an open and inclusive work environment and committed significant resources towards improving our diversity efforts at every level.  MORE >

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Year after year, Fenwick & West is honored for excellence in the legal profession. Many of our attorneys are recognized as leaders in their respective fields, and our Corporate, Tax, Litigation and Intellectual Property Practice Groups consistently receive top national and international rankings, including:

  • Named Technology Group of the Year by Law360
  • Ranked #1 in the Americas for number of technology deals in 2015 by Mergermarket
  • Nearly 20 percent of Fenwick partners are ranked by Chambers
  • Consistently ranked among the top 10 law firms in the U.S. for diversity
  • Recognized as having top mentoring and pro bono programs by Euromoney

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Partner Eva Wang Named among Top Five International Dealmakers of the Year in China

Mountain View, CA (April 16, 2014) – Fenwick & West is pleased to announce that partner Eva Wang has been shortlisted among five international Dealmakers of the Year in China by an external panel of judges as part of the 2014 Asian Legal Business China Law Awards. Spreadtrum Communications’ $1.78 billion going private acquisition by Tsinghua Unigroup – on which Wang and partner Gordon Davidson represented Spreadtrum – is also shortlisted for China’s M&A Deal of the Year.

Eva Wang represents Asian technology companies and American companies doing business in Asia in corporate and securities’ law matters and will lead Fenwick’s forthcoming office in Shanghai. In addition to representing Spreadtrum in the aforementioned going private acquisition, most recently, along with Davidson, she represented the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Giant Interactive Group Inc., one of China’s leading online game developers and operators, as its U.S. legal counsel in Giant Interactive’s agreement to go private through at $3 billion buyout bid from its chairman and two private equity partners. Wang’s deep industry knowledge as a U.S. law firm partner, combined with her operational in-house experience, gives her a unique perspective that provides her clients with highly practical and relevant advice on critical business and legal issues.

The 2014 Asian Legal Business Deals of the Year are selected based on three benchmarks: complexity, innovation and breadth. Shortlisted among the mergers and acquisitions of the year, in July 2013, Wang and Davidson represented Spreadtrum Communications, a leading fabless semiconductor provider based in China, in its $1.78 billion going private acquisition by Tsinghua Unigroup Ltd. A significantly-sized deal in an important global sector, the acquisition was unusual in that Spreadtrum was publicly-traded on Nasdaq and was being acquired by China state-owned company Tsinghua, affiliated with Tsinghua University in Beijing.

Last year, Fenwick served as intellectual property counsel to Hangzhou-based Alibaba Group Holding Ltd on ALB China Law Awards’ Technology, Media and Telecom Deal of the Year, Alibaba’s $7.1 billion share buyback agreement with Yahoo! The acquisition was also recognized as M&A Deal of the Year and Equity Market Deal of the Year at ALB’s Hong Kong Law Awards

About Fenwick & West
Fenwick & West provides comprehensive legal services to ground-breaking technology and life sciences companies at every stage of their lifecycle. We craft innovative, cost-effective and practical solutions for established and emerging companies on issues ranging from venture capital, public offerings, joint ventures, M&A and strategic relationships, to intellectual property, litigation and dispute resolution, taxation, antitrust, and employment and labor law. For more than four decades, Fenwick has helped some of the world's most recognized companies become and remain market leaders.