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Jie (Jeffrey) Sun, a partner in Orrick’s Shanghai and Beijing offices, is a member of the Corporate Group. Jeffrey represents Chinese and international clients from multiple industries, including technology, renewable energy, life sciences, financial services and consumer/retail, in a broad range of M&A, capital markets and corporate matters.
Jeffrey has extensive experience representing both Chinese enterprises in fund raising and investing abroad and foreign investors investing in China.
He regularly represents issuers and underwriters in the U.S. and Hong Kong public securities offerings, including initial public offerings (IPOs) and Rule 144A/Regulation S offerings for PRC-based companies.
In addition, he is experienced in handling complex cross-border mergers and acquisitions, foreign direct investment, strategic alliances, joint ventures and regulatory compliance matters for numerous foreign investors and Chinese companies. He also counsels global private equity funds on their investment activity throughout Greater China and across Asia.
Some clients he has represented include Bright Food, JD.com, Trina Solar, China Sunergy, Perfect World, ReneSola, Tudou, Pactera Technologies and some international investment banks and private equity funds.
Jeffrey is consistently recognized as a leading lawyer for China M&A by prestigious legal publications such as Chambers Asia, Asia-Pacific Legal 500 and IFLR1000. Clients recognizes him as “an excellent business partner, above his legal counsel role”, who “gives practical advice not only based on legal proficiency, but really helpful for our business”.
Prior to joining Orrick, Mr. Sun worked with a major international law firm, and he was a former partner in a local law firm based in Shanghai.
Jacopo Taddei is an Italian qualified lawyer, Associate in the Milan office and member of the European Corporate Group. Jacopo has solid experience in M&A transactions, corporate governance and in drafting and negotiating complex, cross-border commercial agreements (such as outsourcing, distribution, agency, franchising and supply agreements).
Jacopo also has specific experience in criminal liability of legal entities, and assists some of the most important Italian companies - some of which are listed in Italy or abroad - in drawing up compliance programs in accordance with Italian Legislative Decree 231/01. He also provides legal assistance to Vigilance Bodies (“Organismi di Vigilanza”) of several companies (mainly banks and insurance companies).
Jacopo is teaching assistant in “Company and Business Law (advanced course)” at Bocconi University in Milan.
Stephen is a corporate associate with Orrick and is part of the Technology Companies Group in London. His practice areas cover all aspects of corporate law, with a particular focus on venture capital, private equity and corporate transactions. Stephen works with early stage and growth companies looking to build exciting new businesses and is focussed on providing innovative and pragmatic advice to his clients.Managing transactions in an efficient and productive manner and providing clear and concise advice is at the core of Stephen's approach to work. He actively engages with clients to understand the key issues and concerns in order to provide tailored advice that really adds value. Stephen is driven by being a trusted advisor to his clients, not just another service provider.
Patrick Tardivy is an M&A and Private Equity lawyer in our Paris Office and the Office Leader.
Patrick advises French and international clients on all aspects of corporate law. He mainly intervenes on M&A and Private Equity matters as well as joint-ventures. He specializes in the sectors of aerospace and defense, as well as energy and infrastructures, and real estate investments. He also has experience in investments in Francophone Africa.
According to Legal 500 EMEA 2016, clients praise Patrick for his “excellent business acumen to match in-depth legal experience”.
Before joining Orrick in 2016, Patrick was a partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.
Guido Testa is partner, Office Leader of Orrick’s Italian offices and member of the M&A and Private Equity Group. Guido's practice focuses mainly on M&A, private equity and venture capital, as well as on corporate law and commercial contracts.Guido's practice focuses mainly on M&A, private equity and venture capital, as well as on corporate law and commercial contracts.
In these areas, he represents primary enterprises, merchant banks, private equity and venture capital funds, as well as family offices, both in domestic and cross-border transactions.
Before joining Orrick, Guido worked as an associate at Studio Legale Carnelutti in Milan from April 1983 to December 1984. From January 1985 to December 1988, primarily he was an associate and then the Italian resident partner at Carnelutti’s London office. From January 1989 to September 1990, he worked as the Italian resident lawyer for Werbel, McMillin & Carnelutti, a U.S. law firm based in New York City.
From October 1990 to December 1997, he was a partner at Studio Legale Carnelutti in Milan. From January 1998 to December 2008, he was a partner at Vita Samory, Fabbrini e Associati, an Italian law firm based in Milan.
Keith Tidwell is a lawyer in the Compensation and Benefits Group in Orrick's San Francisco office.
His practice focuses on the representation of both public and private companies in connection with employee benefits and compensation-related aspects of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs, and initial public offerings.
Keith also advises on the design, administration and implementation of executive compensation and equity compensation arrangements, including severance arrangements and executive employment agreements.
Prior to joining Orrick, Keith was an attorney-advisor to the Honorable Joseph R. Goeke on the United States Tax Court in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Nikita Tkatchenko is a Partner in our Dusseldorf office and member of the M&A and Private Equity Group.
He advises mainly on M&A transactions, restructuring and general corporate law.
Prior to joining Orrick in 2011, Nikita worked at the German law firm Hengeler Mueller.
Thomas H. Tobiason is a member of the Technology Companies Group, which advises high growth technology companies, venture capital firms and investment banks.
Tommy represents public and private high-tech and life science companies in the renewable energy, life science, mobile, Internet, display, semiconductor and other high-tech industries, focusing on formation, financing and general corporate counseling.
He has completed hundreds of venture capital financings as well as numerous acquisitions (representing both acquirers and sellers), public offerings (representing both issuers and underwriters) and commercial transactions.
Tommy, who spent most of his career based in California's Silicon Valley, also advises a number of entrepreneurs and companies doing business in China, Taiwan, Vietnam and India. He regularly advises on corporate governance and securities law compliance matters, including Sarbanes-Oxley counseling and compliance.
Tommy has represented numerous investment banking clients including Goldman, Sachs & Co., Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley. He has also represented numerous venture capital firms, including Matrix Partners, Maveron, Sequoia Capital, Steamboat Ventures, U.S. Venture Partners and Walden International.
Prior to joining the firm, Tommy was a director of Venture Law Group.
Ramin Tohidi is a member of the Technology Transactions and Licensing practice at Orrick, and a member of Orrick's Technology Companies Group.
Ramin focuses on technology transactions and other commercial and licensing matters. He helps clients maximize their intellectual property and technology portfolios in a variety of ways, including drafting, negotiating, and advising on development, production, supply, procurement, and other technology licensing arrangements. In addition, he advises clients on open source licensing and intellectual property issues in connection with mergers, acquisitions, and financing transactions. He represents both mature and emerging companies in a variety of industries, including in SaaS, software, hardware, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, information technology, and data intelligence.
Ramin previously served as in-house counsel at a public SaaS and software company in the Bay Area, where he advised on technology transactions, product and regulatory issues. He also was an associate at Latham & Watkins LLP, where he focused on complex business and intellectual property related litigation.
Chris Trester is a Senior Associate in Orrick's Silicon Valley office and a member of the firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) and Private Equity practice groups.
Chris has a broad range of practices which includes venture capital and public market financings, M&A, preparation of public company SEC reporting and disclosure, corporate governance and general corporate and business counseling for private and public companies.
Prior to joining Orrick, Chris was an associate at DLA Piper.
In addition to his legal experience, Chris was previously a Manager at PwC in their Transaction Services Group. In this role, he led clients through initial public offerings, private placements (144A), M&A and divestitures. Based on this experience, he regularly consults with his private and public clients on accounting issues they encounter during transactions.
Riccardo Troiano, head partner of the Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group for Italy, has been involved in many of the remarkable corporate cases in Italy over the past few years. Notably, he obtained an unprecedented historic judgement from the Supreme Constitutional Court, declaring the unconstitutionality of a provision that would block the pension revaluation for 6 million Italian citizens, with an impact of 15 billion euro on the State budget.
Riccardo is experienced in arbitration, litigation, private and commercial international law, employment law and bankruptcy.
He also has handled a broad range of international matters involving multiple jurisdictions.
Winnie Tsien is a senior tax associate specializing in tax-exempt bond financing. She has extensive experience in governmental and exempt facility bonds, including general governmental facilities, non-profit cultural, educational and health care facilities, and public utilities. She also has significant experience in rebate, short-term and long-term working capital financings and post-issuance compliance relating to private use issues.
Winnie has addressed the Bond Attorneys' Workshop for the National Association of Bond Lawyers relating to various topics, including arbitrage and rebate, refundings, working capital financings, and 501c3 financings. Winnie earned a J.D. in 1994 from the University of California, Davis School of the Law, where she was elected to the Order of the Coif and was a member of Law Review. She received her B.A. from Pitzer College.