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Christopher Chen
Christopher Chen
Shanghai +86 21 6306 2505 Download V-card

Christopher Chen is an associate in our Shanghai office. He practices cross-border corporate transactions with emphasis on foreign direct investment, mergers and acquisitions, private equity investment. Mr. Chen also provides general corporate advice to a various multinational companies.

Mr. Chen's corporate law experience covers a broad range of industries, including technology, biopharmaceuticals, logistics, shipping and basic manufacturing.

Prior to joining Covington, Mr. Chen was an associate at the Beijing office of a Boston-based US law firm and an associate at the Shanghai office of a top PRC law firm.

  • Represented a US advertisement company in an assets acquisition deal and PRC subsidiary establishment.
  • Represented a private equity firm in a potential acquisition in electronic industry involving substantial PRC entities and assets.
  • Represented biopharmaceutical companies in various general corporate, product development, distribution and license agreements.
  • Represented a Singapore-based private equity fund in acquiring a Chinese internet content provider for purpose of overseas listing.
  • Represented a US high-tech hardware company in its PRC subsidiary establishment and PRC operation related matters.
  • Represented a Netherlands-based gas operation company in acquiring the Chinese subsidiaries of a UK public company.
  • Represented a Japan-based manufacturer in a tender offer against a Chinese listing company.
  • Represented a US construction design firm in negotiating and drafting an international hospital construction design contract.
  • Represented a PRC bank in its various derivative transactions related matters.
  • Represented a lead commercial bank in derivative transaction in China.

Pro Bono

  • Represents a US based charity fund in providing certain free surgeries for children from rural and poor families in China.
  • Represented a US based charity fund in its financing poverty solution projects by cooperating with PRC domestic small-scale loan companies through P2P structure.

Previous Experience

  • Associate, Beijing office of a Boston based US law firm (2013-2015)
  • Associate, Shanghai office of a top PRC law firm (2008-2013)   
  • Intern, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (2012)