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Owen Yang

Office: Beijing

Phone number: (86 10) 6535 5803

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Owen is a Partner in DaHui Lawyers’ dispute resolution and private equity teams. He is experienced in representing large domestic and international companies and financial institutions in complex commercial litigation and arbitration cases, and specializes in resolving disputes involving international investment, private equity funds, insurance and financial derivatives, real estate and construction, intellectual property and anti-trust, option and incentive of company managements.

He has also advised dozens of large fund and asset management companies on all aspects of their operations, including formation, investment, dissolution and management issues and has significant experience in handling investment, financing and complex commercial dispute resolution matters in the energy, infrastructure, aviation, film and television, and Internet industries. Owen was highly recommended in 2016 by Chambers Asia-Pacific, a leading international authority on the legal profession, as one of the “Leading Lawyers in Energy and Natural Resources”.

Before joining DaHui Lawyers, he worked for several years at a top PRC firm.

Owen’s recent representations include:

Domestic and International Litigation and Arbitration

  • Represented Bombardier (Canada)in administrative and senior management labor disputes before local PRC courts
  • Represented Reed Exhibitions (UK)in a series of intellectual property, infringement and senior management labor disputes before local PRC courts
  • Represented Gameloft SAS (France) in IP infringement investigation and lawsuit before a local PRC court
  • Represented China Film Group Corporation in film investment and distribution disputes before a local PRC court
  • Represented Aruba Networks Inc (US) in unfair competition, trademark infringement and investment disputes before a local PRC court
  • Represented Aruba Networks Inc (US) in investment and distribution contract disputes before a local PRC court
  • Represented Valoe Ojy (Finland) in a series of credit and debt, employment crisis and liquidation litigations before local PRC courts
  • Represented China Construction International Corporation in a series of construction disputes in Hebei, Fujian and other locations in China
  • Represented China Networks International Holdings, Ltd. (US)in a series of joint venture disputes before a local PRC court and CIETAC
  • Represented China Networks International Holdings, Ltd. (US)in dissolution disputes before a local PRC court
  • Represented SOCAM Development Limited (Hong Kong)in complex credit and debt litigations before a local PRC court
  • Represented RoseOnly in senior management incentive and labor disputes before a local PRC court
  • Represented a well-known Canadian pavement construction machinery company in a series of joint venture disputes before a local PRC court and SIAC
  • Represented a Hong Kong-listed company in guarantee obligation and contract disputes before CIETAC
  • Represented a top five fund management company in a series of equity investment disputes and disputes on legal and criminal violations committed by senior management of a startup before a local PRC court
  • Represented a former senior manager of Sina.com in stock option disputes before a local PRC court
  • Represented a former senior manager of Blue Ridge Capital in share and senior management incentive disputes before a local PRC court
  • Represented a tier-one construction contractor in a series of engineering disputes before the PRC Supreme Court and local court, covering areas of highway, residence, road, bridge and tunnel engineering

Fund and Financial Derivatives

  • Advised Guolian Fund Management Co. Ltd in its investment into China’s largest energy fund and general compliance matters
  • Advised a joint management team including SAIF Capital and Jiangxi Railway Investment Group in the formation of China’s first railroad investment fund, sub fund, parallel fund and FOF, along with general compliance matters
  • Advised Tishman Speyer and a large SOE in the formation of a real estate investment fund
  • Advised China Energy Conservation and Environmental Protection Group and  Shanghai Pudong Development Bankin the formation of a solar energy investment fund
  • Advised an asset management team including Citic Securities in the formation of China’s first hedge fund
  • Advised Citic Guoan Fund Management Co., Ltd in the formation of several industry investment funds, M&A funds, master funds, feed funds, asset management plans and series investments
  • Advised PEMEX (Mexico) and other institutions in the formation of China’s largest energy investment fund to Latin America, along with general compliance matters
  • Advised Xinxing Cathay International Group andother associated institutions in the formation of China’s first solar energy parallel fund to Europe
  • Advised Huinong Capital in the formation of an overseas equity investment fund
  • Advised Beijing E-town International Investment in its acquisition of UT Star
  • Advised 3i Asia Pacific plc in its investment in a top PRC transformer manufacturer
  • Advised Kong.Net in its acquisition of the equity shares of IDG Capital in a PRC company
  • Advised a large insurance investment institution on the formation of several equity investment plans, creditor’s right investment plans and investments in infrastructure projects
  • Advised a well-known RMB fund in its investment into China TSP, a top Internet of Things brand in China
  • Advised a well-known fund in its investment into a Wanda cinema project
  • Advised a domestic fund in its investment into Lesports
  • Advised  Xingtie Industry Fund, Guolian Industry Fund, Citic Guoan Fund, Tishman Real Estate Fund and other domestic investment funds in overseas equity investments, creditor’s right investments, mezzanine investments and other matters
  • Advised several angel, venture capital and startup funds in early stage financing matters

Energy and New Energy

  • Advised China Three Gorges Corporation in several solar energy power station investment projects
  • Advised on the formation of Sino-Mex Energy Fund
  • Advised CECEP Solar Energy Technology Co., Ltd on general compliance, solar energy power station investment and M&A matters
  • Advised Jinko Solar Group on domestic investment, M&A, risk management and compliance matters
  • Advised KongSun Holdings (00295.HK) on the merger, acquisition and financial leasing for its domestic solar energy power station
  • Advised Xinxing Cathay International Group on its investment in a European solar energy investment fund and power station acquisition
  • Advised Xinxing Pipes on several mine acquisitions in Canada and Indonesia
  • Advised Imerys S.A. (France) on several mine acquisitions in China
  • Represented Thornton Group on several large-scale household waste-to-energy (WtE) power generation projects
  • Advised Dynagreen on the formation of a garbage WtE generation project for a total investment of HKD441m
  • Advised a well-known European listed energy company on several domestic waste water treatment and WtE power generation projects

Academic Activities and Research

  • A member of the expert legislation group for the Interim Measures on the Regulation of Internet Insurance Businesses, promulgated by the China Insurance Regulatory Commission in 2015
  • Co-author of International Trade Dispute and Arbitration (2009, China Renmin University Press)
  • Guest contributor to the “Overseas Investment and Dispute Resolution” column of the China Business Law Journal
  • Author of On “Free ride” Anti-trust Litigation in International Trade: based on Anti-trust Litigations Encountered by Chinese Photovoltaic Enterprises in the United States, published in Price: Theory and Practice (CSSCI journal, 2016 February issue)
  • Author of On Legal Regulation of China’s Environment Financing, published in People’s Tribune (Peking University core journal, 2016 April issue)
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