Laura Wang focuses on corporate matters including mergers and acquisitions, foreign direct investment issues and dispute resolution.

    She advises clients in analyzing legal risks, formulating strategy and negotiating with the opposing party, and also represents clients in court or before arbitration panels. Laura has eight years of experience including three years with a US law firm and five years with two law firms in China.

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    • Advising non-China-based investors on Chinese legal issues in the automotive, retail and distribution, silicon wafer manufacturing, transportation, pharmaceutical, home appliances and software industries.
    • Representing numerous multinational companies and their Chinese subsidiaries.
    • Assisting clients in the establishment, operation, acquisition and dissolution of foreign-invested enterprises including designing investment structures, conducting due diligence, issuing legal opinions, drafting and reviewing legal documents, and attending negotiations.
    • Advising non-China-based clients in solving disputes in China involving product liability, intellectual property, labor issues, international trade and debt payment.
    • Representing a leading global financial services firm in the first transaction in which foreign investors purchased distressed assets held by China-based financial institutions; assisting non-China-based investors in designing the transaction structure; conducting the due diligence investigation of the assets; drafting transaction documents; communicating with governmental agencies to remove legal obstacles; and advising on how to handle specific assets.

    Education

    • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, LL.M., 1998
    • Peking University, LL.B., 1997

    Admissions

    • People's Republic of China, 2002
    • New York, 2001

    Memberships and Affiliations

    • Member, All China Lawyers Association
    • Member, New York State Bar Association

    Languages

    • Chinese (Mandarin, also known as Putonghua)
    • English
    • Listed in the 2009 edition of Asialaw Leading Lawyers for mergers and acquisitions expertise

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    • Co-author, “A Few Thoughts From Mainland Lawyers on Promoting the HKIAC as the Place to Resolve Disputes Arising From Investment in Mainland China,” Hong Kong Lawyer, the official journal of The Law Society of Hong Kong, June 2004.

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