Charles Comey is an M&A and 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. He advises clients on mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and private equity financings, and joint ventures and strategic alliances in the technology, consumer and life sciences sectors.
Mr. Comey is recommended as a leading lawyer by Chambers Global 2015-2017 (PE expert based abroad – China focus, PE foreign expert – US focus), and Chambers USA 2014-2017 (California Corporate/M&A: Deals in Asia). He speaks and reads Mandarin.
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. Before relocating to Silicon Valley in July 2010, Mr. Comey opened and served as managing partner of the firm’s Shanghai office from 2003 – 2010.
Mr. Comey is admitted to practice in California and is a member of the California and American bar associations.
Representative transactions handled by Mr. Comey appear below. To view a more complete list see Matters.
Mr. Comey is recommended as a leading lawyer by Chambers Global 2015-2017 (PE expert based abroad – China focus, PE foreign expert – US focus), Chambers USA 2014-2017 (California Corporate/M&A: Deals in Asia), Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2015 (Corporate and M&A – Foreign Firms), Legal 500 US 2013, Chambers Asia 2011, IFLR1000 2012, PLC Which lawyer? 2010 and Euromoney’s Expert Guides.
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