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Darren Liang, Shihui Partners

Darren Liang

Shihui Partners

Tel: +86 21 2043 7566/+86 138 1765 2019
Email: lianghj@shihuilaw.com

Practice areas

Capital markets; M&A; Private equity, venture capital & funds; Healthcare & life sciences


Darren Liang is a co-founder of Shihui Partners’ Shanghai office. He specialises in legal services related to capital markets, restructuring, mergers & acquisitions, PE/VC, with extensive experience in a wide range of industries including integrated circuits and semiconductors, life sciences and healthcare, new energy resources, intelligent manufacturing, SaaS, high-tech, and consumer goods.

Liang was named among “ALB China 2022 Top 15 Rising Lawyers in Yangtze River Delta” by Asian Legal Business China, “The A-List: China’s Elite 100 Lawyers” by China Business Law Journal, “Client Choice: Top 15 Rising Partners” by Legalband, “Jiemian 2022 Best Lawyers: Rising Lawyers” by Jiemian News, “Top Ranked Lawyers” for capital markets by Legalband and Dawkins, and “2016 Legalband China 30 under 30” by Legalband. He is a legal course tutor at Sandhill College (under Zero2IPO Group) and Sandlake Fund Town, and qualified as an independent director of an A-share listed company.

Liang holds a bachelor of science degree in micro-electronics and a juris masters degree from Fudan University. He worked in Han Kun Law Offices and Llinks Law Offices before joining Shihui.

Liang has excellent expertise in advising clients on complex transactions involving unique structures and contractual arrangements designed to comply with legal requirements in the public market. His landmark deal list includes: (1) representing the issuer in MicroPort EP’s IPO on the STAR Market of the Shanghai Stock Exchange, the first medical device company approved for listing on the STAR Market by meeting the Fifth Set of Listing Criteria; (2) representing JD Logistics (02618.HK) in its acquisition of Deppon Logistics (603056.SH), a notable M&A deal in the public market amounting to about RMB10 billion (USD1.4 billion), by far the largest acquisition deal in the express industry and the largest takeover of an A-share listed company in the logistics industry in China; representing ZZ Capital International (08295.HK) in its acquisition of Kingwisoft Technology, named “Top 10 M&A Deals in China of 2020” by China Bridge; and representing BesTV (600637.SH) in its merger with Oriental Pearl (600832.SH) by absorption and acquisition of target companies in multiple industries with financing of RMB10 billion.

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