Charles Comey is a corporate finance partner in the firm's Palo Alto office. Mr. Comey’s practice experience includes working on the ground in China and Japan for 16 years. Before relocating to Silicon Valley in July 2010, he opened and served as Managing Partner of the firm's Shanghai office for seven years. As co-chair of the China Private Equity Group, he advises clients on venture capital and private equity, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and strategic alliances, as well as RMB fund formation, life sciences, and Cleantech matters. He has also counseled public companies on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act issues and internal investigations. He speaks and reads Mandarin.
Mr. Comey is recommended as a leading lawyer by Chambers Global 2012 (PE buyout expert - Asia Focus), Chambers Asia 2011, IFLR1000 2011, Legal 500 USA 2012, Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2010-2012, PLC Which Lawyer? 2010, and Euromoney’s Expert Guides.
Beginning in 1994, Mr. Comey was seconded by Morrison & Foerster to the legal department of a major Japanese trading company, and thereafter was resident for nine years in Morrison & Foerster's Tokyo office, where he specialized in cross-border mergers and acquisitions and strategic alliances.
Mr. Comey is admitted to practice in California and is a member of the California and American bar associations.