Jones Day adds Capital Markets partner Alan Seem to Silicon Valley Office

The global law firm Jones Day has announced that Alan Seem has joined the Firm as a Capital Markets partner in its Silicon Valley Office.

During his more than 20 years in practice, Mr. Seem has handled a wide variety of SEC-registered and Rule 144A/Regulation S securities offerings, M&A transactions, venture capital and private equity investments, and corporate governance issues. As the former head of his previous firm’s Asia capital markets group, he worked for 16 years on complex client matters based out of the Hong Kong, Beijing, and Shanghai offices.

“Alan will be a great addition to the capital markets team in California,” said Giles Elliott, who co-leads Jones Day’s global Capital Markets Practice. “Our clients recognize the value of working with lawyers like Alan who bring deep multinational experience to the table, and we look forward to his contributions.”

Added Greg Lanier, Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day’s Silicon Valley Office, “It’s unusual to find a lawyer like Alan who has both multinational experience and a record of successful client engagements across so many industries. He is a great fit for our office and will complement our practice areas here that have already made a significant impact in the region.”

Mr. Seem’s recent IPO experience includes those of China Rapid Finance, Renren, Weibo, New Oriental Education, Giant Interactive, Solarfun, BitAuto, and Simcere Pharmaceutical. His clients represent numerous industries including renewable energy, software, telecommunications, banking, real estate, oil and gas, and others.

“The California region is extremely competitive for capital markets work,” added Chris Lovrien, Jones Day’s California Partner-in-Charge. “Alan’s broad experience in IPOs and other securities offerings, venture capital, and private equity is a great addition to our already strong presence in the area. He brings a very successful track record to Jones Day, and we are pleased to have him join us.”

Mr. Seem, who has counseled companies and their boards regarding corporate governance matters, speaks and reads Mandarin Chinese fluently and is a member of the New York and California bars.

With its singular tradition and widely recognized record of client service, Jones Day provides formidable legal talent across multiple disciplines and jurisdictions through the seamless collaboration of a true partnership that shares fundamental professional values. Spread across five continents, Jones Day has more than 2,500 lawyers in 44 offices located in major centers of business and finance around the world.