Tong Mao’s practice focuses on corporate and commercial transactions and cross-border acquisitions. He advises multinational corporations and investors in corporate and commercial matters in China and Asia, as well as Chinese clients doing business outside of China. Tong also advises clients on financings, private equity investments, international joint ventures, corporate strategies and infrastructure, and real estate transactions.

    For more than 25 years, Tong has been involved in more than 100 Chinese-foreign joint ventures and wholly foreign-owned enterprises in China. He has also advised international clients in connection with acquisitions of Chinese entities as well as restructuring existing foreign operations in China.

    Tong's clients include Fortune 100 companies, major Chinese state and private enterprises, private equity funds, technology companies and Chinese banks and financial institutions.

    Tong has also has actively advised China-based and international clients on infrastructure and energy projects.

    Tong regularly advises and speaks on regulatory and dispute resolution matters. He has provided FCPA, compliance and integrity training courses to more than 2,000 employees of one of the largest US-based conglomerates and has provided compliance and FCPA training programs for US corporate executives throughout Asia. Tong gives FCPA training and advice to international clients in connection with potential acquisition and joint venture projects in China.

    Prior to joining Squire Patton Boggs, Tong was the managing partner in the Hong Kong offices of two other international law firms and also served as General Counsel - Greater China for the General Electric Company. He is a frequent speaker and has written numerous articles on China law matters. He is one of the authors of the first edition of CCH China Master Business Law Guide, a pre-eminent introduction to business laws and regulations of China.

    Tong is a founding member and past president of China Business Association.

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    • Leading a team of lawyers in Hong Kong and China in completing an acquisition by a US private equity fund of a Hong Kong-based company with manufacturing operations in China and other countries.
    • Leading a legal team in assisting a multinational industrial company in a complex restructuring in China including advice on regulatory, corporate spinoff, environmental and safety issues.
    • Advising private equity clients on their acquisitions and sales of Hong Kong and offshore entities with real estate operations in China and in establishing strategic holding structures in Hong Kong.
    • Advising a private equity fund in connection with multiple acquisitions in China and subsequent exit sales including a
      US $250 million convertible bond transaction with a Hong Kong-listed company.
    • Leading a team of lawyers advising a major Chinese state-owned enterprise to develop a hydro power project in Laos.
    • Leading a legal team in advising one of the largest China-based financial institutions in connection with the financing of a US $1.2 billion acquisition of an energy company in Kazakhstan.
    • Advising major China-based and international energy companies and investors who acquired interests in power plants in China and Indonesia.
    • Leading a team of lawyers and local counsel (based in China, New York, Europe and Africa) in advising one of the largest China-based energy companies entering into a country in Africa.
    • Advising a major China-based state-owned energy company in connection with its oil exploration operations in Africa and cross-border dispute issues.
    • Advising a major US-based clean energy firm in connection with a multibillion dollar project in Inner Mongolia. 
    • Advising an Asia-based developer in connection with financing and restructuring two power projects in Indonesia.

    Education

    • Columbia University, J.D., 1986
    • Wesleyan University, B.A., 1983

    Admissions

    • New York

    Courts

    • U.S. Dist. Ct., N. Dist. of New York
    • U.S. Dist. Ct., S. Dist. of New York

    Languages

    • English
    • Chinese (Mandarin, also known as Putonghua)

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