Leading Adviser Awards 2022

56 Acquisition International - Leading Adviser 2022 Nov22334 Acquisition International - Issue 1 2023 33 ounded in 1993, Fangda Partners is a full-service law firm advising on PRC and Hong Kong laws. Operating with a ‘one firm’ approach, the company has approximately 700 lawyers working across its five offices which are located in the major Chinese cities of Beijing, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Shenzhen. Known for its cross-border capabilities, the team at Fangda Partners consists of lawyers qualified in Australia, England and Wales, Singapore, US, Hong Kong, and the PRC. The diversity of Fangda Partners’ professionals – and its strong local law capabilities – enable it to bridge legal, regulatory, language, and cultural differences that clients inevitably face in transactions and disputes involving multiple jurisdictions. “We operate as a single, integrated partnership, not as an alliance of lawyers in different locations,” explains George Xu, a Partner at Shanghai offices. “Our lawyers collaborate seamlessly across practice groups and locations to provide our clients with exceptional service, sophisticated advice, and practical solutions founded on our legal expertise, sound knowledge of market practice, deep understanding of the industry landscape, and proven ability to assist our clients achieve their business objectives.” Having been educated at the Shanghai International Studies University School of Law, George now specialises in corporate matters, mergers and acquisitions, and foreign direct investments. He has advised many clients in strategic investments in insurance companies and other financial institutions. “We are the firm of choice for businesses requiring solutions to their most difficult and complex legal issues,” he continues. “Leading companies and financial institutions in China and around the world turn to us for legal representation or counselling on their most significant legal and business challenges, whether transactions or disputes.” Indeed, George has worked with some prestigious, big name organisations including Barclays, Morgan Stanley, Banco Santander, and Warburg Pincus, to name a handful. A few of his most recent representative matters and cases include representing Singapore Airlines and Temasek on their proposed investment in China Eastern Airlines; representing TPG in its acquisition of NIS Group in Japan and its subsidiary Nissin China Leasing Company Limited. F He has also represented MBK Partners in its acquisition of AsiaPharm Group; representing Shanghai Airlines on its acquisition of China Union Airlines; and representing GE Aviation on a number of investment and acquisition projects. Recently, George gained international recognition in the AI Leading Adviser Awards 2022 and was crowned with the prestigious title of Leading Corporate and M&A Attorney of the Year 2022 – Greater China. This accolade is testament to George’s commitment and dedication to his jurisdiction and his clients over the many years he has loyally and diligently served as a lawyer. Known as the firm of choice for difficult issues, Fangda Partners is at the forefront of Chinese commercial practice. We profile the firm and speak to one of its renowned partners, George Xu, as he is recognised in the AI Leading Advisor Awards 2022. Sep22252 Leading Corporate and M&A Attorney of the Year 2022 – Greater China Contact: George Xu Company: Fangda Partners Web Address: www.fangdalaw.com Nov22334