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China Business Law Journal Names Morrison & Foerster Firm of the Year in Six Practice Areas

09 Apr 2020

Morrison & Foerster has been named Firm of the Year in six practice areas as part of the China Business Law Journal’s 2020 China Business Law Awards. The record number of nominations and recommendations this year speaks to the firm’s continued success in each area of law listed below.

  • Corporate compliance 企业合规
  • Fintech & blockchain 金融科技及区块链
  • M&A (Inbound & domestic) 境内并购
  • Private equity & venture capital 私募股权/风险投资
  • Real estate & REIT 房地产投资及REIT基金
  • Technology & telecom 信息科技及电信

Within the research period, Morrison & Foerster handled a number of significant matters for our clients, including:

  • Alibaba’s acquisition of a 33% equity interest in Ant Financial.
  • SoftBank Vision Fund in connection with an investment totaling US$1.5 billion in Chehaoduo.
  • Proposed unconditional mandatory cash offer by ABCI Capital Limited for and on behalf of the joint offerors including Science City (Hong Kong) Investment Co. Limited to acquire all the issued shares of Royale Furniture Holdings Limited.
  • The Series D+ round funding led by SoftBank Vision Fund totaling US$225 million in Klook.
  • Ally Bridge Group’s various investments in life sciences industry, such as, as the lead investor in connection with Pulmonx Corporation's oversubscribed $65 million equity financing, in connection with a Series C financing round totaling $85 million in Imperative Care, and in connection with a US$20 million Series C financing in Venclose, Inc.
  • Joint venture between Roblox and Tencent to publish and operate the Roblox platform in China.
  • Warburg Pincus-backed Princeton Digital’s establishment of its new portfolio of data center facilities across Asia.
  • Lvji Technology Holdings Inc.’s approximately US$84.39 million initial public offering. Lvji Technology Holdings Inc. is China’s largest online tour guide provider.
  • Advising NYSE-listed technology company in connection with private anti-monopoly and copyright litigation matters.
  • A leading central State-owned enterprise in the recovery of losses arising out of its substantial investment in a Hong Kong listed company.
  • Various real estate funds on data center matters, include a leading global real estate business on the formation of a fund that plans to acquire a portfolio of internet data center facilities in China.

To determine the winning firms, China Business Law Journal took into account feedback from in-house counsel, other senior corporate executives and legal professionals from around the world, as well as hundreds of submissions from Chinese and international law firms. You can view the list of winners by visiting the website.

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