We represent issuers and underwriters in capital market transactions around the globe, including matters ranging from unregistered private placements to multibillion-dollar underwritten public offerings. We have served as legal counsel in numerous initial public offerings (IPOs) and reverse takeovers (RTOs) on stock exchanges in China and overseas.
We also advise on restructurings of state-owned enterprises, reorganizations of private companies, private placements and other securities-related matters, and counsel public companies on the reporting, listing and other compliance requirements of the key stock exchanges around the world. In addition, we handle corporate governance matters, bond issues, as well as the establishment of securities or fund management companies, and of closed-end and open-end investment funds.
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)
Yuanda advises publicly traded and privately owned companies from a wide range of industries and countries on issues related to investing in China. We provide legal counsel on initial investment structuring and legal due diligence, regulatory compliance and commercial operation. We have experience with wholly-foreign-owned enterprises, equity joint ventures, and contractual cooperative joint ventures, and also advise on the resolution of FDI-related disputes.
Mergers and Acquisitions
We provide sophisticated M&A services covering every sector in China, ranging from highly regulated to unregulated. Our lawyers frequently advise leading publicly traded and privately held Chinese and international corporations as buyers and sellers, with substantial experience working with investors, investment banks, commercial banks, private equity and venture capital funds, institutional lenders, independent director committees and management groups. Our M&A services include advice on equity and asset sales, private investments in public equity (PIPE), spin-off and split-off transactions, leveraged buyouts, joint ventures, partnership formations, recapitalizations, and employee retention and shareholder arrangements.
Private Equity and Venture Capital
Yuanda offers a full-service Private Equity and Venture Capital practice in China, advising Chinese and international institutions on regulatory, operational, and transactional matters, including fund raising, designing investment structures, investing in portfolio companies, resolving and settling risks in their investments, removing variable interest entity (VIE) structures, and publicly offering shares in stock markets. Working closely with Winston’s global private equity team, we particularly offer strengths in cross-border transactions that combine onshore and offshore structures.