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Practice:

  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution

Carmen Wong Associate Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution, International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution

Hong Kong

Carmen Wong, an associate in Orrick’s Hong Kong office, is a member of the firm’s Litigation Group.

Her practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and corporate investigations.

Carmen advises multinationals and financial institutions on a variety of business disputes and employment law matters, responsible for drafting legal agreements and conducting legal research on commercial law and employment law issues. She also has experience in conducting corporate internal investigations related to activities in China. 

In addition, Carmen assisted in duty lawyer services and pro-bono work on human trafficking (International Bar Association), for domestic helpers (Helpers for Domestic Helpers) and for an international school in Hong Kong (The Harbour School).

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Practice:

  • Intellectual Property
  • Patents
  • Copyright, Trademark & False Advertising
  • Trade Secrets Litigation
  • China

Shelley Zhang Partner Intellectual Property, Patents

Beijing

Shelley Zhang, a partner in Orrick’s Beijing office, is a member of the Intellectual Property Group. Her practice focuses on IP prosecution and enforcement. Shelley has extensive experience in patents, trademarks, domain names, copyrights and trade secrets.

Shelley's related IP experience includes the following:

  • Patent invalidation proceedings, anti-counterfeiting, anti-piracy efforts and patent and trademark enforcement litigation in China.
  • Prosecution of patent and trademark, including application preparation, office actions/oppositions procedures and reexamination procedures.
  • Enforcement and technology transfer/licensing arrangements for substantial patent and trademark portfolios for companies doing business in China.
  • Advising on IP protection strategies, R&D related IP issues and matters in relation to export and import control of technology.
  • Assisting Chinese companies in Section 337 U.S. International Trade Commission investigations, patent infringement litigations and product liability litigations in the U.S. 
  • IP due diligence and portfolio counseling.
366001

Practice:

  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Funds
  • Corporate
  • China

Anson Chan Managing Associate M&A and Private Equity, Funds

Hong Kong

Anson Chan, a managing associate in Orrick’s Hong Kong office, is a member of the M&A and Private Equity Group.

Anson focuses her practice on representing private fund sponsors and investors in the formation and structuring of alternative investment vehicles, including pan-Asian private equity funds, venture capital funds, hedge funds and hybrid funds, as well as in their investments, acquisitions, divestments and restructurings across the Greater China region. She regularly handles matters covering funds establishment and license applications.

She is also experienced in handling mergers and acquisitions involving Hong Kong listed companies, initial public offerings, as well as other compliance and general corporate matters.

Prior to joining Orrick, Anson worked at Clifford Chance and Sidley Austin in Hong Kong.

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Practice:

  • M&A and Private Equity
  • China

David Halperin Partner M&A and Private Equity, China

Hong Kong

David Halperin, a partner in Orrick's Hong Kong office, is a member of the Corporate Group. His practice focuses on corporate and commercial matters, banking and finance projects for investment funds and their managers, and entertainment and media clients.

David has advised a number of venture capital and direct investment clients with respect to their Asian investments.

Before joining Orrick, David served as an officer in the U.S. Navy from 1966-1970, rising to the rank of Lieutenant Commander (U.S.N.R.) and serving from 1969-1970 as a special assistant to Admiral E.R. Zumwalt, Commander of Naval Forces, Vietnam and later Chief of Naval Operations. From 1970-71, he served as personal assistant to Dr. Henry Kissinger, assistant to the president for national security affairs. David worked for Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York from 1974-1976 before joining the Hong Kong office of Coudert Brothers in 1976. He became a partner of Coudert in 1983 and has practiced in Hong Kong for 40 years.

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Practice:

  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Technology Companies Group
  • Corporate
  • China

William Ho Of Counsel M&A and Private Equity, Technology Companies Group

Hong Kong

William Ho, an of counsel in Orrick’s Hong Kong office, is a member of the M&A and Private Equity Group. He has extensive experience in the areas of cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture capital, privatizations, and strategic investments.

Will regularly represents major private equity funds in their investments across Asia, with a strong focus in the tech space. Over the years, he has been actively involved in the start-up scene in Greater China and Southeast Asia, and has built a reputation for advising early-stage start-ups on their capital raisings, financings and general corporate matters.

Will’s practice also includes advising a number of Hong Kong-listed issuers and investment banks on a wide range of capital markets and M&A transactions, including privatizations, security offerings (primary and secondary), as well as private investments into public equity (PIPE) transactions.

Prior to joining Orrick, Will began his career at Slaughter and May before moving to Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.

In addition to being admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong, Will is also admitted as a solicitor in New South Wales, Australia (currently non-practicing).

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Practice:

  • M&A and Private Equity
  • China

Yalan Lei Associate M&A and Private Equity, China

Shanghai

Yalan Lei, an associate in Orrick’s Shanghai office, is a member of the firm’s M&A and Private Equity Group.

Yalan’s practice focuses on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, joint ventures and general corporate matters.

Yalan regularly represents Chinese major state-owned and private companies in acquisitions and sales of businesses, as well as strategic investments in the region. She is also experienced in advising multinational corporations on foreign direct investments and establishments of WFOEs (Wholly Foreign Owned Enterprises) in China.

She has represented clients from a wide range of industries, including real estate, financial services, technology, media and entertainment, consumer/retail, life science and healthcare.

Prior to joining Orrick, Yalan was an associate in the Shanghai office of a major PRC law firm.

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Practice:

  • Supreme Court & Appellate

Jeremy Peterman Senior Associate Supreme Court & Appellate

Washington, D.C.

Jeremy Peterman is a member of Orrick's Litigation Group and Supreme Court and Appellate practice.

 Jeremy’s work spans a number of subject areas, including intellectual property, administrative law, securities, and criminal law. He has represented leading technology companies before the Federal Circuit and the Supreme Court. He also maintains an active pro bono practice in Courts of Appeals and in the New York Appellate Division.

Prior to joining Orrick, Jeremy served as a law clerk to Judge David Tatel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and to Judge David Hamilton of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

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Practice:

  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Corporate
  • China

Joe Scheu Associate M&A and Private Equity, Corporate

Hong Kong

Joe Scheu, an associate in Orrick’s Hong Kong office, is a member of the M&A and Private Equity Group.

Joe advises corporations, private equity firms and financial institutions on a broad range of corporate transactions, including cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital investments, joint ventures and privatizations.

He also has experience advising on debt capital markets, structured finance and general corporate and commercial matters.

Prior to joining Orrick, Joe worked at another international law firm in Hong Kong and also spent six months on secondment to the Equity Derivatives Group (Legal) at J.P. Morgan in Hong Kong.

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Practice:

  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Technology Companies Group
  • Japan
  • Taiwan

Richard Smith Partner M&A and Private Equity, Technology Companies Group

Silicon Valley; San Francisco

Richard Vernon Smith, a partner in our Silicon Valley and San Francisco offices and a member of our Global Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity Group, has over 35 years of experience in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, securities law and corporate law.

Richard has advised on more than 500 M&A transactions and has represented clients in all aspects of mergers and acquisitions transactions involving public and private companies, including negotiated mergers, auction bid processes, cross-border transactions, distressed asset sales (including 363 sales), leveraged buyouts, tender offers and exchange offers, going private transactions, mergers of equals transactions, going dark transactions, hostile takeovers, proxy contests, takeover and activist defense, purchases and sales of divisions and subsidiaries and joint ventures.

Richard also has represented clients in a wide range of SEC-registered, underwritten and privately placed stock and debt offerings, and he has assisted companies in connection with issuer tender offers (both equity and debt), recapitalizations, restructurings and rights offerings. He regularly represents clients in the preparation and filing of periodic SEC reports, proxy statements and Williams Act reports. He also assists clients in compliance with the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010 and Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002; Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; real time disclosure compliance; sales of restricted securities and sales of securities by insiders; disclosure issues, including with respect to Rule 10b-5 and Regulation FD; and NYSE/NASDAQ rule compliance and inquiries.

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Practice:

  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Corporate
  • China

Martha Wang Associate M&A and Private Equity, Corporate

Beijing

Martha Wang, an associate in Orrick’s Beijing office, is a member of the M&A and Private Equity Group.

Martha regularly represents Chinese and international clients in cross-border M&A, private equity investments and financings, joint ventures, foreign direct investments and other compliance matters.

She has represented clients from a broad range of industries, including TMT, financial services, healthcare, consumer products, energy, manufacturing, etc.

In addition, she has experience in handling initial public offerings, debt and equity securities offerings, pre-IPO investments, as well as advising on restructuring, employment, antitrust, and general corporate matters.
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Practice:

  • China
  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Capital Markets

Lu (Echo) Wang Senior Associate China, M&A and Private Equity

Shanghai

Lu (Echo) Wang, a senior associate in Orrick’s Shanghai office, is a member of the Corporate Group.

Her practice focuses on advising clients on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, capital markets and SEC compliance matters.

374855

Practice:

  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Corporate
  • China

Eva Ying Associate M&A and Private Equity, Corporate

Hong Kong

Eva Ying, an associate in Orrick’s Hong Kong office, is a member of the M&A and Private Equity Group.

Eva focuses her practice on representing private and public companies in cross-border mergers and acquisitions and private equity investments across the Greater China region.

She advises major hedge funds and private equity funds on fund formation and investments, as well as fund compliance and regulatory matters.

In addition, she has experience in handling Hong Kong initial public offerings, global financings and general corporate matters.

Prior to joining Orrick, Eva worked at Sidley Austin in Hong Kong.