Capital market; PE/VC; Corporate and M&A
George Shang is a partner at JunHe based in the firm’s Shanghai office. Since starting his career in JunHe in 2011, Shang has been dedicated to providing diversified legal services in the fields of capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate finance. He has extensive expertise in transactions of IPO financing, private equity investment, mergers and cross-border restructurings.
Shang has experience across a wide spectrum of industry sectors including energy, retail, TMT, logistics, healthcare, catering, telecommunications infrastructure, culture and media. He was selected as one of the Top 15 Rising Stars in Yangtze River Delta by Asian Legal Business in 2022.
In the A-share market, representative deals advised by Shang include: Primarius EDA in its SSE Star market IPO; UCloud in its SSE Star market IPO; Red Avenue in its SSE main board market (MBM) IPO; CIG Shanghai in its MBM IPO and private placement in 2019; Shanghai M&G Stationary in its MBM IPO; Spring Airlines in its MBO IPO; Weihong Electronic in its SZSE growth enterprise market (GEM) IPO; Yingliu Group in its MBM IPO and private placement in 2016; Sanxiang Impression in its private placement in 2015; Suning in its private placement in 2016 (the strategic co-operation with Alibaba); YTO in its reverse merger of Dalian Trands; and Changzhou Eging in its reverse merger of Ningbo Haitong.
Shang also has extensive experience in overseas capital markets. His representative deals include: Xpeng Motors’ US and HK IPO; ZTO Express’ US IPO and HK secondary listing; LIZI’s US IPO; Weimob’s HK IPO; Pujiang International’s HK IPO; Xinyi Energy’s HK IPO; TouchPal’s US IPO; Genscript’s HK IPO; and BBI Life Science’s HK IPO.
In private equity/venture capital, Shang has provided innovative advice to many prestigious funds such as China Resources Capital, Shiseido Ziyue fund, Warburg Pincus, Sequoia Capital, Standard Chartered, Advent international and Goldman Sachs in relation to deal structure design, negotiation and documentation.