Stephen Chelberg is the Asia Pacific chair of the global Corporate Practice and the leader of both the Life Sciences Group as a whole and in Asia Pacific. His practice focuses on cross-border corporate transactions, including public and private company mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, corporate restructurings, joint ventures, strategic alliances, venture capital, IPOs and financing projects for clients involved in a wide variety of sectors.
Stephen’s experience includes advising clients involved in the pharmaceutical, medical device, biotechnology, telecommunications, aerospace, software, computer hardware, semiconductor manufacturing and test equipment, iron and steel, machinery, transportation and chemical industries. Stephen also has extensive experience advising clients on a wide variety of commercial and intellectual property transactions, including collaborative research and development agreements, acquisition of IP rights, licensing and distribution arrangements and international dispute resolution and corporate compliance and regulatory issues, including anti-bribery laws. Stephen has also been involved in major infrastructure development, project finance and joint venture projects on behalf of clients in China, Thailand, India, Indonesia and Vietnam.
Twice in his career, Stephen took time out from the practice of law to establish and run, as president, two companies in Japan: a semiconductor equipment manufacturer and a supply chain software company.