Paul D. McKenzie

Managing Partner, Beijing and Shanghai | Beijing

I take pride in helping global clients achieve business success in Asia and around the world, working with the talented lawyers at MoFo across our 17 offices and our many specialist practice teams.

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Experience

Represented a Fortune 100 household and consumer products company on establishment of a joint venture for the launch of a connected personal care device.

Represented Eldorado Gold Corporation in arriving at agreements to sell their Chinese operations for an aggregate of US$900 million.

Represented VMware in its strategic joint venture with Shanghai-listed Sugon for the development of localized cloud computing solutions.

Represented Planar Systems, Inc. in its definitive merger agreement with China-headquartered Leyard Optoelectronic on PRC regulatory and business issues, pursuant to which a U.S. affiliate of Leyard acquired all of the common stock of Planar at the value of approximately US$156.8 million. Planar Systems, Inc. is a global leader in display and digital signage technology.

Represented Hitachi and Hitachi Appliances in their formation of a global air conditioning joint venture with Johnson Controls, integrating the companies’ HVAC businesses. This deal is named as one of the ASIAN-MENA COUNSEL Deals of the Year 2015.

Represented Toshiba Tec in its US$850 million acquisition of IBM’s point-of-sale solutions business.

Represented a US-based healthcare company on the structuring and negotiation of a joint venture in China for the development of health care management software for the Chinese market.

Represented the principal investment arm of a global investment bank, together with an investment fund managed by the bank, on their divestiture of a hotel in western China.


Recommended for China Corporate and M&A: Foreign Firms

The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2011 – 2022