Chris Chen

Partner

Beijing/New York

+86 10 6535 5809

chris.chen@dahuilawyers.com

Professional Hightlights

Almost 20 years practicing in leading US and PRC law firms, after training under PRC and US legal systems

Advising corporates, venture capital and private equity firms and investment banks in corporate finance, capital markets, M&A and compliance matters

Focusing on representing PRC and international clients in multi-jurisdictional, cross-border transactions, qualified to practice in the PRC, New York and California

Biography

Chris is a senior member of DaHui Lawyers’ capital market and M&A practice groups. His practice focuses on capital markets, general corporate, M&A and venture capital financings. He represents Chinese corporate clients in their M&A, joint venture and outbound investment transactions, as well as venture capital firms or early stage companies in corporate financing transactions. Chris also has extensive experience in a variety of equity and debt offerings in both the United States and Hong Kong markets. He regularly advises companies and their boards of directors on corporate governance and regulatory compliance matters, including issues arising under Chinese laws and United States laws, such as federal securities regulations.

Before joining DaHui Lawyers, Chris was a counsel of Shearman & Sterling, where he worked for ten years.

Notable Representations

M&A, Joint Venture, and Venture Capital Financing

  • Represented J&T Global Express, a leading courier service provider in Southeast Asia, in its global corporate restructuring and capital raising activities
  • Represented Oppo and Vivo, the leading Chinese mobile phone manufacturers, in establishing its offshore corporate structure and employee incentive programs
  • Represented MFS Africa Limited, a leading mobile money transfer platform with operations across sub-Saharan Africa, to acquire Beyonic, Inc. a digital payments management provider of business services across Africa
  • Represented Genesis Capital in its venture capital investment in Global Online Education, a leading online K-12 education service provider in China
  • Represented Genesis Capital in its venture capital investment in Zhenkunhang, a leading online industrial product service platform in China.
  • Represented Genesis Capital in its venture capital investment in Full Truck Alliance, a leading online trucking logistics platform in China
  • Represented Tencent in its venture capital investments in a number of start-up technology companies
  • Represented Softbank in its venture capital investment in ByteDance, a global leading mobile media app and digital contents provider
  • Represented LUN Partners in its investment in MFS Africa Limited, a leading mobile money transfer platform with operations across sub-Saharan Africa
  • Represented Yunfeng Capital in its venture capital investment in VIPKid, a leading online tutoring service provider in China
  • Represented ATI Technologies Inc., a Canadian graphics device developer, in its acquisition of Shanghai-based Macrosynergy Technology Co., Ltd.
  • Represented Target Media Holdings Limited, a flat panel display advertising provider, in its merger with Focus Media Holding Limited
  • Represented the special committee of the board of directors of China Mass Media Corp. in connection with the purchase by the company’s chairman of all of the company’s outstanding shares held by the public and the deregistration of the ADRs with the SEC

IPO / Equity Offering

  • Represented Credit Suisse in follow-on offerings of American depositary shares by Daqo New Energy, a NYSE-listed solar panel manufacturer in China
  • Represented JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd., a NYSE-listed solar panel manufacturer and system integrator, in its follow-on offerings
  • Represented the underwriters led by Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley in connection with the follow-on offering by Bitauto Holdings Limited, a NYSE-listed Internet company
  • Represented the underwriters led by CICC, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan and Morgan Stanley in connection with the initial public offering and HKEx listing by Changsha Zoomlion Heavy Industry Science and Technology Development Co., Ltd., a heavy industry machinery manufacturer
  • Represented the underwriters led by JPMorgan, BOCI and Deutsche Bank in connection with the initial public offering and HKEx listing by MIE Holdings Corporation, an independent upstream oil company
  • Represented Lentuo International Inc., an automobile dealership group, in its initial public offering and NYSE listing
  • Represented the underwriters led by UBS and Citigroup in connection with the initial public offering and NYSE listing by Bitauto Holdings Limited
  • Represented the underwriters led by Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley in connection with the initial public offering and NYSE listing by TAL Education Group
  • Represented the underwriters led by Deutsche Bank, UBS and Citigroup in connection with the initial public offering and Nasdaq listing by HiSoft Technology International Limited, a provider of outsourced information technology services
  • Represented China Mass Media Corp., a television advertising company, in its initial public offering and NYSE listing
  • Represented the underwriters led by Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse in connection with the initial public offering and NYSE listing by China Digital TV Holding Co., Ltd., a TV conditional access card manufacturer
  • Represented the underwriters led by Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch in connection with the follow-on offering by New Oriental Education and Technology Group Inc.
  • Represented the underwriters led by Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, CICC and ICEA in connection with the initial public offering and HKEx listing by Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited
  • Represented PetroChina Company Limited, a NYSE- and HKEx-listed oil & gas conglomerate, in its follow-on offering

Debt Offering

  • Represented China National Petroleum Corporation, CNPC Finance (HK) Limited and its issuer SPV in a number of U.S. dollar-denominated guaranteed notes offerings
  • Represented China National Petroleum Corporation, CNPC Finance (HK) Limited and its issuer SPV in a RMB-denominated-guaranteed-notes offering
  • Represented CNPC Finance (HK) Limited and its issuer SPV in establishing a medium-term notes program
  • Represented the underwriters led by Citi and Morgan Stanley in connection with the U.S. dollar-denominated guaranteed notes offering by Anton Oilfield Services Group Co., Ltd.
  • Represented Wuzhou International Holdings Limited, a HKEx-listed commercial real estate developer, in connection with its U.S. dollar-denominated guaranteed notes offering

Corporate Compliance

  • Advised PetroChina Company Limited on its corporate compliance matters
  • Advised JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. on its corporate compliance matters
  • Advised Daqo New Energy on its corporate compliance matters

Education

J.D. (University of Pennsylvania)

LL.B. (Renmin University of China)

Admissions

New York State Bar

California State Bar

PRC Bar

Languages

Chinese

English

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