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Julia Dai

Office: Shanghai

Phone number: (86 21) 5203 0605

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Julia is a Partner of DaHui Lawyers’ Corporate/M&A practice group. Her practice focuses on corporate and finance transactions, including capital markets, M&A and strategic investments. Julia is experienced in a variety of equity and debt capital markets transactions including US IPOs, Hong Kong IPOs and overseas bond offerings. In addition, Julia has advised clients on complex cross-border M&As, along with private equity & VC investments both in China and overseas.

Before joining DaHui Lawyers, Julia worked at Latham & Watkins in Shanghai for 10 years.

Julia’s recent representations include:

M&A

  • Represented Tencent Holdings Limited on its joint investment with Hillhouse in Aviva Hong Kong, a life insurance company
  • Represented Tencent Holdings Limited on the acquisition by a consortium of investors, led by Tencent, of a minority stake in Hike, an India-based provider of an instant P2P messaging application
  • Represented Tencent Holdings Limited on its follow-on investment in Practo, an India-based technology company
  • Represented MBK Partners on its acquisition of  a significant equity stake in Apex Logistics International, a full-service international logistics provider
  • Represented CITIC Capital Partners on its sale of a controlling stake in King Koil Shanghai Sleep System Co., Ltd to Advent International. King Koil China is a manufacturer and retailer of premium mattresses in China
  • Represented L&A International Holdings Ltd., a Hong Kong public company, in its share exchange with Red 5 Studios Inc., a US game subsidiary of The9 Limited
  • Represented China Ticketing, an e-commerce ticket agent, in its sale to, and co-investment with, Isola Capital, a Hong Kong-based private equity fund
  • Represented GCL New Energy Inc. on its proposed USD 100 million private placement bond offering to Goldman Sachs to support the establishment of a yield company
  • Represented Carlyle Group and BC Partners on its USD 3.4 billion acquisition of Hamilton Sundstrand Industrial, a manufacturer of industrial pumps and compressors, from United Technologies Corporation
  • Represented Carlyle Group on its USD 4.9 billion acquisition of DuPont Performance Coatings, the performance coating business of E.I. du Pont de Nemours
  • Represented Tessera Technologies, as parent company to Digital Optics Corporation, on its USD 23 million acquisition of the Vista Point Technologies camera module business of Flextronics as well as post-acquisition business operations in China
  • Represented Tessera Technologies on its sale of Digital Optics Corporation’s assets to a China-based digital camera manufacturer
  • Represented Tudou Technologies on its going private and sale of 100% equity interests to Youku, the leading online video company in China
  • Represented Integrated Device Technology on its sale of China smart metering IC product lines business to Atmel
  • Represented Greater Pacific Capital on its sale of China pharmacy business to a China-based pharmacy company
  • Represented KAILAI INVESTMENT on its sale of equity interests in a Singapore mining subsidiary and concurrent investments in certain China mining enterprises
  • Represented KAILAI INVESTMENT on its sale of equity interests in a China-based real estate operator and manager
  • Represented Foster Wheeler Asia Pacific on its acquisition of 49% equity interests in Hebei Petrochemical Design Institute, a China-based contractor of chemical and petrochemical construction
  • Represented Perfect World on its USD 21 million acquisition of C&C Media, an online game company
  • Represented CGEN Digital Media Company Limited, a digital advertising network in China, on the sale of 100% equity interests to Focus Media Holding Limited  

Capital Markets

  • Represented CICC, Haitong and other underwriters on the HKD 1.92 billion H-share initial public offering of Shanghai Dazhong Public Utilities (Group) Co., Ltd. on the Main Board of Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Represented Sinopec Kantons Holdings Limited, a subsidiary of Sinopec, on its HKD 3.4 billion rights offering    
  • Represented Renhe Commercial Holdings Company Limited, the largest private independent operator and developer of underground wholesale and retail clothing stores in China, on its Initial Public Offering of 3,000,000,000 Shares listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, including the international offering of 2,980,126,000 Shares (144A/Regulation S)
  • Represented ICBC International and Macquarie as underwriters on Comtec Solar Systems Group’s HKD 591,649,800 initial public offering on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange Market
  • Represented Tudou Holdings in connection with its initial public offering of 6,000,000 American Depositary Shares on the NASDAQ Global Market as well as the compliance issues in relation to its post-listing merger with Youku
  • Represented Mecox Lane Limited on its initial public offering of 13,504,286 American Depositary Shares on the NASDQ Global Market and post-listing compliance issues
  • Represented The Special Committee and the founder of US-listed The9 Limited on its privatization
  • Represented China Sunergy Co., Limited, a solar energy company in Nanjing, on its initial public offering of 9,775,000 American Depositary Shares on the NASDQ Global Market
  • Represented E-House (China) Holdings Limited on its initial public offering of 16,790,000 American Depositary Shares on the New York Exchange
  • Represented Pactera Technologies Limited on its initial public offering of 8,797,500 American Depositary Shares and the follow-on offering of 6,244,000 American Depositary Shares on the New York Exchange
  • Represented CGEN Digital Media Company Limited and its shareholders in connection with an IPO/M&A dual-track process , and the sale of 100% equity interests to Focus Media Holding Limited
  • Represented Noah Education Holdings on its initial public offering of 9,847,129 American Depositary Shares on the New York Exchange
  • Represented Tongjitang Pharmacy on its initial public offering of 9,865,000 American Depositary Shares on the New York Exchange
  • Represented Zhejiang Energy on its offering of USD 300 million bonds on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Represented Beijing Energy Investment Holdings Limited on its offering of EUR 300 million bonds on the Irish Stock Exchange 
  • Represented China Huiyuan Juice Group on its offering of EUR 200 million bonds on the Irish Stock Exchange 
  • Represented Zhengzhou Yutong Group on its offering of RMB 1 billion bonds on the Singapore Stock Exchange
  • Represented Top Spring International Holdings Limited on senior notes offering on the Singapore Stock Exchange
  • Represented Renhe Commercial Holdings Company Limited on its USD 300 million offering of 11.75% senior notes due 2015

Banking & Financing

  • Represented two Huntsman-BASF joint ventures in approximately USD 500 million syndicate term loan and working capital loan facilities in connection with the expansion of their Shanghai manufacturing plants
  • Represented Bright Food Group in USD 516 million term loan facility in connection with acquisition of Manassen Foods Australia

Compliance and FCPA

  • Represented various US clients and other publicly listed companies such as Sinovac, Eli Lilly China, NBTY, Microport and CSI, on their internal investigation in connection with the SEC compliance and FCPA
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