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Chris Chen

Office: Beijing

Phone number: (86 10) 6535 5809

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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 has extensive experience in a variety of equity and debt offerings in both the United States and Hong Kong markets. Chris 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 laws and the Foreign Corrupt Practice Act. Chris also represents Chinese corporate clients in their M&A, joint venture and outbound investment transactions, as well as early stage companies in their financing transactions.

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

Chris’s recent representations include:

IPO / Equity Offering

  • 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 Lentuo International Inc. on its corporate compliance matters
  • Advised JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. on its corporate compliance matters

M&A, Joint Venture, Venture Capital Financing and Going Private

  • Represented Bankwel Technology Co., Ltd., an online financial service company, in its corporate restructuring and venture capital financing matters
  • Represented Lentuo International Inc. in its joint venture project with Itochu Corporation
  • Represented Monix Energy Solutions Co., Ltd., an oilfield service provider, in its corporate restructuring and venture capital financing matters
  • 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
  • Represented a number of startup technology companies in their Series A and Series B round financings
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