Daniel B. Levine is special counsel in the firm’s Shanghai office. He advises Chinese and non-Chinese companies in complex outbound and inbound direct investment transactions. Formerly resident in the firm’s New York office, Mr. Levine has extensive experience with both China-based and non-China-based public and private mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, leveraged buy-outs, going-private transactions, and other transactional matters. He frequently speaks and writes on trends in Chinese outbound direct investment and strategies for approaching destination country legal and regulatory challenges, including national security reviews in the United States by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).
He has advised clients in a wide range of industries, including life sciences, technology, cleantech, telecom, heath care, building materials, building services, real estate and asset management.
Mr. Levine is fluent in Mandarin. He was previously an investment banker and collateralized debt obligations structurer at Bear, Stearns & Co., Inc.