Attorney Robert M. Oberlies Joins Fredrikson & Byron
Monday, December 02, 2013

Fredrikson & Byron is pleased to announce that attorney Robert M. Oberlies has joined the firm in its Shanghai office as an officer in the Private Equity, Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions Groups. Oberlies has over 10 years of experience leading complex international transaction for global companies, including advising on several of the largest M&A deals between China and North America. He has extensive experience advising companies on anti-corruption and related compliance issues, conducting internal investigations and helping to design and implement effective compliance programs. Oberlies has experience in a broad range of industry sectors, including energy (conventional and renewable), medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and other bio-tech, agribusiness, logistics and automotive. He has counseled U.S. and European clients on China’s anti-monopoly laws, customs disputes, and Chinese labor and employment issues, including the areas of collective bargaining, layoffs and equity incentive compensation.

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Dorsey Adds Experienced Corporate Partner Frank S. Hong to Its Shanghai Office
Thursday, October 17, 2013

International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP announced today that Frank S. Hong has joined the Firm’s Corporate group as a partner in its Shanghai office. Mr. Hong’s practice focuses on advising multi-national corporations on Chinese inbound direct investment as well as domestic Chinese companies on outbound investment and doing business abroad, especially in the United States. He has substantial experience in international intellectual property, cross-border M&A and customs. Mr. Hong also manages commercial arbitration and litigation on behalf of Chinese clients.

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Baker & McKenzie Advises Tencent on its Acquisition of a 36.5% Stake in Sogou for US$448 Million
Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Baker & McKenzie is advising THL A21 Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tencent Holdings Limited ("Tencent"), China's biggest internet group, as transaction counsel on its acquisition of a 36.5 per cent stake in Sogou Inc. ("Sogou"), one of the leading search and internet services provider in China. Sogou's parent, Nasdaq-listed Sohu.com Inc., ("Sohu") will remain the controlling shareholder and Sogou will continue to be an independent subsidiary. President Martin Lau and Tencent's Chief Operating Officer Mark Ren, will join Sogou's Board of Directors.

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Mayer Brown JSM Expands China Corporate Practice with Arrivals of Partner Betty Tam in Shanghai and Consultant Guoqing Li in Beijing
Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Mayer Brown JSM today announced that Betty Tam will join the firm as a partner in Shanghai. Earlier this month, Guoqing Li joined the firm as a consultant in Beijing.

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