Fang Xue is Chief Representative of the Beijing office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. She is a member of the firm’s Corporate Department and its Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity practice groups.
Ms. Xue has broad-based corporate and commercial experience. She has represented Chinese and international corporations and private equity funds in cross-border acquisitions, private equity transactions, stock and asset transactions, joint ventures, going private transactions, tender offers and venture capital transactions, including many landmark deals among those.
Ms. Xue previously worked at Shearman & Sterling LLP where she spent four years in the New York office and two years in the Hong Kong office, prior to moving to Beijing in 2009. She is fluent in English and a native speaker of Mandarin Chinese.
Ms. Xue received her Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from Duke University School of Law, where she served as Research Editor of the Law and Contemporary Problems and was a member of the Order of the Coif. She was also the recipient of 2003 Faculty Award for Outstanding Achievement in Business Organization and Finance. She is admitted to practice in the State of New York and is qualified to practice in China.
Ms. Xue has been recognized as a “Notable Practitioner” in the 2018, 2019 and 2020 editions of Euromoney’s IFLR1000 financial & corporate legal rankings and listed as a leading lawyer in the 2020 edition of Chambers Asia-Pacific for China-based Corporate M&A work. An interviewed client remarked, “she is extremely responsive and always willing to go an extra mile to get things done, anticipating issues early and explaining complex legal matters in plain English while bridging the cultural differences of diverse interested parties in cross-border transactions.” She was also included in the First Edition of The Best Lawyers in China for her work in “Private Equity and Venture Capital Law (International Firms)” based on peer selection and was named to the shortlist for the “Best in M&A and Private Equity” category of the Euromoney Legal Media Group Asia Woman in Business Law Awards 2016.
Ms. Xue published an article “Recent Trends and Issues in Outbound Acquisitions by Chinese Companies” in December 2016, on Thomson Reuters’ The M&A Lawyer, a monthly newsletter specializing in mergers/acquisitions law, corporate governance and antitrust issues.
- AGIC and Humanwell Healthcare in an acquisition of The Ritedose Corporation for US$605 million.
- Anchor Equity in multiple minority investments in Chinese companies.
- Bain Capital in the acquisition of a video surveillance business and related assets from Hangzhou H3C Technology Co., Ltd.
- Baytree Investments (Mauritius) Pte Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Temasek Holdings Pte Ltd, in connection with a pre-IPO investment in China ITS (Holdings) Co., Ltd., a leading transportation infrastructure technology solution and services provider in China, as part of the global public offering by China ITS.
- Consortium consisting of CITIC Capital Holdings Limited, Hua Capital Management Co. and Goldstone Investment Co., Ltd. in the acquisition of OmniVision Technologies for US$1.9 billion.
- CITIC Capital and Caixin Global in an acquisition of top tier international financial information provider from Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC for US$180.5 million.
- CITIC Capital in a private placement of China Biologic Products Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: CBPO) for US$100.9 million.
- CITIC Capital in an investment in BitAuto (NYSE: BITA).
- Hillhouse in a co-investment transaction.
- Shah Capital in a private investment in ReneSola Ltd. (NYSE: SOL).
- Shanghai Pudong Science and Technology Investment Co., Ltd. in its attempted acquisition of NASDAQ-listed RDA Microelectronics, Inc.
- A PRC company listed on Shanghai Stock Exchange in the proposed bid acquisition of over $1 billion American assets of a listed Sweden pharmaceutical company.
- AVIC Aircraft Co., Ltd. (former Xi’an Aircraft Industry (Group) Company Ltd.) in its acquisition of a 91.25% stake in FACC AG.
- Beijing NAURA Microelectronics Equipment Co., Ltd. in an acquisition of Akrion Systems LLC.
- Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. in the US$530 million acquisition of Symantec Corporation’s 49% stake in Huawei Symantec Technologies Co., Ltd.
- Nanjing Xinjiekou Department Store Co., Ltd. in an acquisition of 65.4% shares of China Cord Blood.
- NetEase Inc. in its mobile games joint venture with Mattel Inc.
- Ningbo Joyson Electronic Corp. in an acquisition of 100% shares of Key Safety Systems, Inc. for US$920 million.
- Special Committee of China Xiniya Fashion Limited in the share and assets swap transactions with True Silver Limited, Honest Plus Investment Limited and Qiming Investment Limited.
- Buyer Consortium consisting of CNshangquan Limited and ChinaEquity in the going private transaction of Mecox Lane Limited.
- Controlling shareholders of Sky-mobi Limited in the company’s going private transaction.
- Independent Committee of Chemspec International Limited in the company’s going private transaction.
- Shah Capital in UTStarcom Holdings Corp.’s attempted going private transaction.
- Special Committee of Camelot Information Systems Inc. in the company’s going private transaction.
- Special Committee of China Housing & Land Development, Inc. in the company’s going private transaction.
- Special Committee of China Information Technology, Inc. in the company’s going private transaction.
- Special Committee of China Security & Surveillance Technology Inc. in the going private transaction.
- Special Committee of eFuture Holding Inc. in the company’s going private transaction.
- Special Committee of JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. in the company’s going private transaction.
- Special Committee of Jinpan International Limited in the company’s approximately US$144 million going private transaction.
- Special Committee of of SORL Auto Parts, Inc. in the company’s going private transaction.
- Special Committee of Trunkbow International in the company’s going private transaction.
- A PRC alternative energy company in connection with multiple issuances of convertible redeemable notes to venture capital investors.
- A PRC travel company in connection with the issuance of convertible notes to certain investors.
- Acquity Group Limited (NYSE: AQ) in its sale to Accenture for US$316 million.
- Agility Logistics in its acquisition of a PRC logistics company.
- CIT Group Inc. in its acquisition of Healthcare Business Credit Corporation.
- Citigroup Global Markets Inc. as financial advisor to BCE Inc. in the sale of Telesat to The Public Sector Pension Investment Board and Loral Space and Communications Inc.
- Citigroup in its acquisition of Federated Department Stores’ credit card portfolio.
- Credit Suisse and UBS as financial advisors and dealer managers to Companhia Vale do Rio Doce in its tender offer to acquire all outstanding common shares of Inco Limited.
- Initial Purchasers in connection with the offering of US$150 million Senior Notes by China XD Plastics Company Ltd.
- Kellwood Company in the sale of its Smart Shirts Business to Youngor Group Co., Ltd.
- mCube, Inc. in establishment of a joint venture in Qingdao with Qingdao Microelectronics Innovation Center.
- MiaSolé in its sale of 100% interest to Hanergy.
- Mittal Steel Company N.V. in its acquisition of International Steel Group Inc.
- Morgan Stanley in connection with Linktone Ltd.’s sale of a controlling stake to PT Media Nusantara Citra.
- NBC Universal, Inc. in its restructuring of its investment in ION Media Networks, Inc.
- Newport News Inc. in its bankruptcy sale to Pangea Acquisition 8 Limited.
- New-Wave Investment Holding Company Limited in its acquisition of a 9.3% interest in SINA Corporation.
- Novartis in its acquisition of Mead Johnson & Company’s Global Adult Nutritional Business from Bristol-Myers Squibb Company.
- Seix Investment Advisors Inc. in the sale of substantially all its assets to Trusco Capital Management, Inc.
- SunGard Data Systems Inc. in its acquisition by a consortium of private equity funds.
- Tasameem Real Estate Co. L.L.C. in its acquisition of an equity interest in a Korean industrial company.
- Temasek in a partial divestiture of its interest in a portfolio company.
- Tetra Laval Group in its acquisition of Carlisle Process Systems.
- The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation in connection with certain acquisitions.