Changshun (Ryan) Chen advises clients on mergers and acquisitions, foreign direct investments, commercial contracts, employment issues, competition compliance and other legal areas in relation to business operations of foreign-invested enterprises in China. Ryan has extensive experience in conducting legal research, providing analysis and advice and drafting legal documentation for clients in various industries, including chemicals, automotives, life science, food and beverage and business consulting. He is currently serving as the acting Deputy Asia Pacific General Counsel for a leading chemical sector client.
Ryan has been counseling multinational corporations on cross-border M&A transactions in China and elsewhere in the Asia Pacific region for nearly 10 years, advising on alternative transaction structures, conducting due diligence investigations, drafting, reviewing and negotiating transaction agreements, securing competition and other government approvals and managing closing of transactions. Ryan assisted in the drafting of various chapters of a book focusing on primary types of cross-border mergers and acquisitions in China.
Ryan has extensive experience in counseling clients on the formation of wholly foreign-owned enterprises. Ryan is also experienced in advising foreign clients on the formation of joint ventures with Chinese partners and preparing and negotiating joint venture contracts and ancillary agreements, including technology license agreements, trademark license agreements, lease agreements and supply agreements.
Ryan has counseled clients on various competition issues under PRC law, including merger control filings with the PRC Ministry of Commerce, horizontal and vertical monopolistic agreements and abuse of dominant market position. Ryan authored various competition-related articles and client alerts.
Ryan has often helped clients to deal with employment matters in China, including termination of employees, review of employee handbooks and advice on stock incentive plans.
Ryan has also provided advice to clients with respect to protection of intellectual property, licenses and permits required for particular business operations, foreign exchange issues and anti-corruption compliance.