Dan Roules is an APAC lead of our Chemicals Group and Automotive & Transportation Group, and a partner in our Shanghai office. During his 35-year career at the firm, Dan has led teams of lawyers on numerous cross-border M&A transactions of all kinds in Asia, Europe and the US. Resident in China for nearly 25 years, he has also led teams of lawyers on compliance investigations and advised offshore companies on a wide range of regulatory issues.
Dan has an intimate understanding of the business challenges faced by executives and in-house counsel. He has acted as the Asia Pacific counsel for a US-based global chemical company for more than five years, gaining experience in integrating local operations teams and counselling management to attain business success, as well as resolving legal issues.
In recent years, Dan has counselled some of China’s leading companies on international regulatory and policy matters, helping to advise them on offshore trade compliance, sanctions matters, public policy and media defamation management. More and more, he helps Chinese companies to navigate the increasingly complicated and challenging US and EU regulatory risks.
Prior to moving to Shanghai, Dan spent four years in the firm’s Beijing office and three years with the firm in Taipei, where he counselled manufacturing, technology and venture companies on a wide range of matters both there and in mainland China.
During the 1990s, Dan worked for the firm in several emerging markets, including the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, advising multinational companies on acquisitions, joint ventures and commercial matters, and counselling multilateral financing organisations and government agencies on privatisation and foreign investment matters.
Corporate (Including M&A and Joint Ventures)
Anti-corruption and Investigations
Data Privacy and Cybersecurity