Leading Adviser Awards 2023

44 | Acquisition International, Leading Adviser Awards 2023 Aug22499 15 | Acquisition International, Issue 11 2023 Sep23020 Transformative Change in China’s Legal Landscape he leading PRC law firm has core competencies across various sectors, including corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, foreign investment, intellectual property rights, antitrust regulations, labour and human resources, and dispute resolution. Hui Ye is also highly experienced in fields spanning industrial manufacturing, new internet technology, energy, environmental protection, and healthcare. The firm has established itself throughout China, with prominent locations in Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, and others. Through strategic cooperation, Hui Ye has partnered with representative offices in key international destinations, including France, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. For both domestic and international clients, Hui Ye is committed to providing top-quality, creative legal services. The firm currently employs more than a thousand practicing lawyers, professionals, and consultants across a broad range of sectors. Hui Ye is made stronger by the diverse backgrounds of its accomplished team. The business works closely with its team of experts to foster their specialities and enforce its quality standards. The innovative firm and its legal team are renowned for their diligent service in domestic and international business circles. Hui Ye has a first-class certification as a bankruptcy administrator from the Shanghai High Court and is accredited in defining the property rights of state-owned assets and trademark and patent agency services. The firm has been recognised as Outstanding by the Ministry of Justice of the People’s Republic of China for its dedication to resolving social conflicts. Hui Ye’s accolades affirm the firm’s acclaimed status in International Trade, Technology, Media & Telecoms, Compliance, Labor & Employment, and much more. Wu Dong, the Deputy Director of the Hui Ye Law Firm, holds several roles within the business and professional spheres, including membership in the Hui Ye Management Committee, Director of the Cross-Border Investment Professional Committee, and Senior Partner status. He also serves as an arbitrator at arbitration commissions in Shanghai, Guangzhou, Nanjing, Zhuhai, and Dalian. As a council member of the Corporate Law Committee of the All China Lawyers Association and the Vice Chairman of the Company Law Research Committee of the Shanghai Bar Association, Wu Dong participates in crucial research to identify current trends and their impact on the country’s legal sector. He is considered a leading expert of Corporate and M&A in China. With over two decades of legal practice experience, Wu Dong has represented several renowned companies in the areas of investment, acquisitions, joint ventures, and business operations. He is routinely praised for his professional competence and dedication. Specific cases demonstrating his proficiency include advising China Mobile, Bank of China, China UnionPay and China Construction Bank, and China Eastern Airlines on jointly investing 500 million yuan in setting up an joint venture establishing points alliance project in BVI, Hong Kong and Shanghai; advising Bright Food (Group) on selling stocks of Gillette (Shanghai) to P&G at the price of CNY 1.8 billion; advising China Eastern Airlines on acquiring equity of Shanghai International Airport Hotel from a Japanese company; advising China Eastern Airlines on issuing CNY 10.3 billion China corporate bonds, KRW 180 billion Korea bonds, SGD 500 million Singapore bonds, and JPY 50 billion Japan bonds; advising Shanghai White Cat on establishing JV company with Shutchison Whampoa with CNY 1 billion; advising Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China Ltd (COMAC) on transferring the equity of Shanghai Aviation Industry (Group) Co. Ltd.; and the project of China Tennis Association, Beijing China Open Tennis Sports Development Center, and Chengdu Sports Industry Investment Group jointly establishing a joint venture cooperation project of Beijing China Open Tour Sports Management Co. Ltd. (China Tennis Tour Project). Wu Dong has also previously managed numerous litigation and arbitration cases, resulting in positive social impact. As an arbitrator, he has presided over and rendered fair judgements on over 40 commercial cases. As a mediator at the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade/China Chamber of International Commerce Shanghai Mediation Center and the Hengqin International Commercial Mediation Center, he takes on an impartial role and facilitates alternative dispute resolution between the parties. Alongside his many projects, Wu Dong has greatly contributed to the academic field. He holds the position of Adjunct Professor at East China University of Political Science and Law (ECUPL) and director of the Education Development Foundation and the Alumni Association of ECUPL. Most recently, Wu Dong became a member of the research group for corporate law and state-owned enterprise reform. His continued work in research, litigation, and non-litigation projects continues to significantly contribute to legislative efforts in China. Within Hui Ye Law Firm and the broader legal sector, Wu Dong is celebrated for his pioneering work as an ADR lawyer and arbitrator. From 2021-2023, he has been ranked in the Chambers Global and Greater China categories for ‘Corporate and M&A’ and made The Legal 500’s list of top lawyers in the Asia-Pacific region for ‘Corporate and M&A’. With his many years of expertise and extensive involvement in the legal community, Wu Dong continues to diligently serve his clients and contribute to China’s ongoing legal transformation. Wu Dong has been honoured with our award for Leading Arbitration & ADR Lawyer of the Year. Contact: Wu Dong Company: Hui Ye Law Firm Web Address: https://www.huiyelaw.com/ E-mail: wudong@huiyelaw.com Hui Ye Law Firm is a pioneering full-service legal firm providing comprehensive legal services with a focus on commercial law. With integrated domestic offices throughout China, the business has expanded to become one of the country’s largest firms. It is Hui Ye Law Firm’s mission to deliver tailored and innovative legal solutions that meet the diverse demands of its global clientele. Wu Dong, the Deputy Director of the Hui Ye Law Firm, has received our award for Leading Arbitration & ADR Lawyer of the Year for his professionalism and commitment to excellence. T