Jurisdiction - China
Baker & McKenzie Strengthens Its China Funds And Private Equity Capabilities Through The Joint Operation It Formed With FenXun Partners.

4 June, 2015


Baker & McKenzie and FenXun Partners recently announced that they have become the first international and PRC law firms to enter into a Joint Operation in the China (Shanghai) Free Trade Zone. Through the Joint Operation, clients of both firms are able to enjoy integrated advice on international and PRC laws in a number of strategic areas, including private equity and investment funds.


Sue Liu, a funds formation lawyer at FenXun Partners, will work closely with Baker & McKenzie’s Asia Pacific Private Funds head, Jason Ng, to develop the integrated private equity and investment funds offering. Ms Liu’s practice focuses primarily on the asset management industry. She has extensive experience advising on the establishment and operation of private investment funds, mergers, acquisitions, equity offerings, public listings, and other transactions involving investment management firms. 


Sue Liu said, “The Baker & McKenzie FenXun (FTZ) Joint Operation allows our firms to respond to our clients’ needs for Chinese and international law advice through one entity. This will enable us to provide more aligned advice to our Chinese and international clients on their fund management, acquisitions and capital markets transactions.”


“We have been involved in China’s private equity and investment funds market for more than two decades. We have represented both sponsors and investors in China and worldwide with their funds formation and investments in a wide variety of sectors, including real estate, financial services, energy and natural resources, infrastructure, healthcare and technology,” said Jason Ng. “With Sue Liu on board, we now have added on-the-ground capabilities to advise China-based private fund managers and institutional investors on their outbound funds matters, acquisitions and secondary market transactions.”


James Burdett, co-head of Baker & McKenzie’s Global Funds group added, “The legal and regulatory framework governing the China and international funds market is constantly evolving. Sponsors and investors in China and internationally are increasingly seeking out legal advisors with knowledge and experience of market terms and customs across multiple jurisdictions. With the Joint Operation, we are now not only able to extend our one-stop-shop service to our China clients but also provide our international client base with an unparalleled funds, private equity and asset management offering in China.”


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