Lucy (Qiong) Lu

Lucy (Qiong) Lu

Education

Peking University (LL.B., 1996)
Peking University (LL.M., 1999)
Harvard Law School (LL.M., 2001)

Bar Admissions

China
New York
Hong Kong (Solicitor)

Lucy (Qiong) Lu  is a partner of Morrison & Foerster (International) LLP, based in the Beijing office. Her practice focuses on a broad range of PRC-related corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, foreign direct investment, private equity, corporate restructuring and general corporate matters. She also has extensive experiences in PRC real estate, regulatory, and employment issues.

Lucy regularly represents multinational corporations and financial institutions on their entering into the China market. She has also advised on some high-profile IPOs involving PRC companies’ listing in Hong Kong.  Lucy has recently represented a number of Chinese companies on their overseas investments and acquisitions.

Prior to joining MoFo, Lucy was a national partner at the Beijing office of an international law firm.  Prior to that, she worked at a few other top-tier international law firms (mainly Hong Kong offices) for over ten years.

Lucy is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.

  • The investment arm of a major state-owned Chinese Bank in connection with its acquisition of a German medical-devices company.
  • A major state-owned Chinese energy company on its proposed acquisition of stakes in an Indonesia coal-production company.
  • A German company on the sale of its shares in a Dutch company active in the sale and purchase of waste paper and used plastics, etc., to a HK subsidiary, wholly owned by a PRC-listed company.
  • A PRC leading online game company on its proposed acquisition of a minority stake in a French-listed game company.
  • A PRC company on its proposed acquisition of the entire stake in a Luxemburg life insurance company.
  • A Cayman company mainly operating in China on its restructuring, including the repurchase of existing preference shares and the issuance of new preference shares of the Cayman company.
  • A U.S. automotive and metal coating company on its sale of certain automotive business operation around the world to a PRC Company.
  • A leading Asia-based investment firm on the privatization of a NYSE-listed chemical company operating in China.
  • A French-listed company on its establishment of a contractual joint venture in Tianjin with a PRC-listed company to manufacture drugs and on the negotiation of the relevant licensing contracts.
  • A French PE firm on its establishment of three equity joint ventures in Shanghai to manufacture medical devices and on the negotiation of the relevant licensing contracts.
  • A U.S. assets management company on its acquisition of certain stake in a Sino-foreign fund management company from the state-controlled PRC company so that it can become the majority shareholder.
  • A U.S.-listed independent insurance intermediary company operating in China on its sale of certain interest in China to a well-known PE fund. VIE structure was involved.
  • A leading international healthcare group on its investment into China in health insurance sector.
  • A Hong Kong network and communications provider on its sale of a broadband network and IDD businesses to a company formed by CVC Funds.
  • A Fortune 500 company on its successful bid with a Thai company to acquire an Asian glass manufacturer operating in Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, and China from a Malaysian company, as well as on the restructuring of its various subsidiaries in China.
  • A German agricultural engineering company on its acquisition of a Chinese agricultural machinery manufacturer.
  • A U.S. lender on the relevant PRC security arrangements including the proposed assignment of the rights and interest in a production sharing contract (“PSC”) related to the exploitation of coalbed methane resources in China and the proposed pledge of the receivables to be obtained under the PSC.
  • A PRC PE fund on its USD 50 million loan obtained from a HK lender and the relevant security arrangements, including a BVI/Cayman/PRC company share charge, personal guarantee, account charge, etc.
  • A large Canadian petroleum company in connection with its oil-exploitation project with CNOOC.
  • A European company in connection with its acquisition of a Chinese north-western wind power company.
  • A globally leading supplier of water services in its bid for some stake in the Shenzhen municipal water supply company and in connection with the conclusion of separate concession arrangements for water supply and waste water treatment in its other projects.
  • The major subsidiary of a global insurance and financial services organization in connection with its acquisition of a major LNG/LPG manufacturer in Guangdong and several other M&A transactions in real estate, jewelry and insurance sectors.
  • A well-known multinational advertising and public relations company on a number of M&A and FDI transactions in advertising, market survey and marketing consultation industries in China.
  • The underwriters on Bank of China Limited’ in its initial public offering and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

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