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Prof. Dr. Guan Yunxiang

Soft Skill_China Related M&A Transactions: A Legal Perspective


Dr. Scott Guan is a partner of Zhong Lun’s Shanghai office. Dr. Guan has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, PE and capital markets, resolution of complicated cross-border disputes, and general corporate, contract, IP and business advice. Dr. Guan is recommended by Chambers in Asia Pacific and has been continuously recognized by The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers and other professional publications as a leading business lawyer in China.

Dr. Guan’s clients are in various sectors including manufacturing, chemical products, technology, telecom, Internet, online game, publication, education, entertainment and sports, natural resource, energy, distribution and retail, construction, real estate, financial service, private equity investment, and professional service. Dr. Guan's representative experience includes acting for Fortune 500 companies in acquiring shares and assets of state-owned and private companies in China, advising multinationals on establishing Chinese holding companies and on subsequent internal restructuring, advising VC and PE firms on investment projects, assisting Chinese companies to list on overseas stock exchanges (including Shanda Games’ NASDAQ IPO in 2009 raising US$1 billion), assisting clients to negotiate and draft complicated commercial contracts and transaction documents, assisting foreign investors to set up and operate business in China, and assisting Chinese companies in outbound investment and providing structuring and tax planning advice.

Dr. Guan has broad experience in the resolution of complex international disputes through arbitration, litigation, mediation and negotiation. He has significant experience in disputes arising from complicated commercial contracts, share and asset acquisition agreements, joint venture contracts, IP license and transfer and purchase contracts. Dr. Guan is retained as an arbitrator by the Shanghai Arbitration Commission.

Dr. Guan holds engineering and law degrees from both Chinese and Canadian universities. He has practiced law with leading Chinese, Canadian and British law firms in Shanghai, Toronto and Hong Kong. In addition to his practice, Dr. Guan has lectured and written on a number of topics in the commercial law area, and has published articles and two books. He is an adjunct professor of Fudan University Law School and sits on the board of a number of Chinese subsidiaries of North American and European companies.