Banking & finance; M&A; Private equity, venture capital & funds; Real estate
Gao Lei is a partner at V&T Law Firm where he is director of the firm’s real estate and infrastructure department, head of its young lawyers working committee and sits on the executive committee of the firm’s Beijing office.
In private equity investment funds, Gao has provided full-process legal services for about 100 investment and financing projects in recent years. He has been deeply involved in the establishment and registration of funds, product transaction structure design, registration and filing with regulatory authorities, compliance verification, drafting, reviewing and negotiation of transactional documents, information disclosure and other services.
In M&A, Gao has rich experience in representing both purchasers and sellers, providing legal services for dozens of equity mergers and asset acquisition projects from real estate-related ABS/ABN and REITS-like structures, both at home and overseas.
In the fields of real estate, construction engineering and infrastructure, Gao has provided full-process or special legal services for dozens of PPP (BOT, TOT) and EPC projects for Chinese and foreign clients – including highways, bridges, rail projects, sports venues, hospitals and schools. Gao also provided legal services for many landmark buildings and national key projects, including the National Museum, the National Stadium, and the Skating Hall of the Winter Olympics.
Gao serves many clients, including Fortune 500 companies, large state-owned enterprises, and government agencies such as China Communications Construction Co; Sinochem Energy; Beijing Investment Group; China Merchants Ping An AMC; Go High Capital; Jinmao Capital; CR Asset; SDIC RE Asset; China Innovative Capital Management; Juxin Pacific (Citic); Agile Group; Kardan Land China; Ping An Asset Management; Ping An Trust; Ping An Real Estate; Shen Wan Hong Yuan Group; Military-civilian Integration Industry Fund; Jinbao Industrial Fund; TBEA Grou; Bank of Suzhou; and Zhuzong Group.