M&A; PE investment; ICT and communication infrastructure; Overseas listing
Having worked with a “China magic circle” law firm for 18 years, Chen Wei has rich experience in the areas of M&A, PE/VC investment and capital markets. She also has extensive industry knowledge in the TMT space – especially ICT and communications infrastructure such as data centres, cloud services and satellite services, financial services and life sciences.
Chen has represented many multinational companies, PE and buyout funds and SOEs in a variety of industries including telecoms/internet, energy, real estate, financial services, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, aviation, mining, automobiles and manufacturing.
She has also handled a great number of high-profile and complex projects. Chen’s structure design and drafting strength, as well as good business sense make her services valuable to clients.
Chen has established herself as an innovative attorney in challenging projects. She was, for example, creative and diligent in guiding a multinational company to smoothly and successfully close a share deal in China in RMB in mid-2011, when the relevant regulations were confused as they had only been recently established.
In recent years, Chen has represented various clients to invest in, buy out or operate communications infrastructure projects such as data centres, cloud services, satellite services and network resources. Having served the satellite communications industry for years, Chen is not only familiar with the complicated legal environment but also has a good understanding of the commercial side to the industry. Since early 2000, Chen has been representing investors and operators in data centre and cloud service transactions and has accumulated rich experience in this field. After initially assisting a foreign client to invest in a leading Chinese data centre operator using the VIE structure, she has represented many foreign and domestic clients to purchase or operate data centre projects in all first tier IDC business cities in China as well as most important capital cities at provincial level. By providing full service covering aspects of investment, acquisition, financing, construction and operation in this area, she has earned broad recognition as a leading legal professional in the IDC industry.