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Frank Jiang

  • Firm: Zhong Lun Law Firm
  • Practice Area: Cross-Border Investment
  • Country: China
  • Email: [email protected]
  • CCTV Headquarters, 32 East 3rd Ring M Rd, Beijing, 100020, People's Republic of China

About Frank Jiang

Practices
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Cross-border Investment/M&A
  • Compliance & Anti-corruption
Industries
  • Energy & Power
  • Telecommunications & Internet
  • Information & Intelligence Technology
  • Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences
Education Background
  • LLB, School of Law, Peking University
  • B.A.(Dual Degree), Psychology, Peking University
Work Experiences
  • Partner   Zhong Lun Law Firm
  • Frank was seconded to two Fortune 500’s China headquarters for part of 2011 and part of 2012, and to Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York from 2017-2018.
Representative Cases 
Frank specializes in antitrust (including merger control, unilateral and joint conducts) and M&A, and has worked on 100+ antitrust, corporate and commercial matters in a variety of industries, including aerospace, automobile, chemistry, energy, engineering, FMCG, healthcare, ICT, real estate, etc.  His clients have included Arm, Cummins, CTG, EDF, EssilorLuxottica, Home Depot, Microsoft, Nissan, Parker-Hannifin, Qualcomm, Schneider Electric, Tencent, Walmart, Warburg Pincus.
Frank acted as a lead competition counsel in a number of high-profile investigations/litigations, M&A and JV projects, including coordination, documentation and engaging with authority’s requests, etc..  Frank also authored dozens of antitrust/competition articles and publications, and actively participated in the legislation activities led by enforcement agencies.
Antitrust/Competition and Regulatory Compliance
  • A number of multinational companies on more than ten antitrust enforcements or litigations in ICT and consumer sectors in China and beyond, with billions of dollars at stake;
  • A number of manufacturing and platform firms in dealing with onsite investigation and compliance rectification programs, involving such sectors as automobile, cloud computing, e-commerce, gaming, healthcare, social networking, transportation;
  • A number of SOEs and listed companies for compliance programs of their global business, covering antitrust, FDI screening (national security review), blocking rules and anti-foreign sanction, ESG and other regulatory issues;
  • A number of transactions involving foreign investment security review in China;
  • Arm on a number of antitrust projects;
  • Walmart on various antitrust and M&A projects;
  • Tencent on compliance assessment in dozens of transactions;
  • Luxottica Group in its merger with Essilor International, and China commitments implementation (the first of its kind since inception of SAMR);
  • Yum! China on its joint venture with a leading Chinese AI technology company (the first unconditionally cleared deal involving VIE structure);
  • Bombardier in its sale of transportation business to Alstom;
  • Parker-Hannifin Corporation in its acquisition of LORD Corporation;
  • Électricité de France in several offshore joint ventures projects;
  • Schneider Electric in its joint acquisition (with Alstom) of Areva T&D, and its acquisition of Leader & Harvest;
  • Mitsubishi Gas Chemical in its joint venture with ITEQ Corporation;
  • SABIC in its offshore joint venture project and domestic joint venture antitrust compliance issues;
  • Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd in its acquisition of Cameron Rig Solutions Inc.;
  • Noritz Corporation in its partial acquisition of Sakura Bath and Kitchen Products (China) Co., Ltd.;
  • Rengo Co., Ltd. in its acquisition of certain issued shares in Hung Hing Printing Group Limited (listed in Hong Kong);
  • Toll Logistics (Asia) Limited in its partial acquisition of Tianjin Anda Toll Logistics Co., Ltd.;
  • Warburg Pincus LLC in a number of China investment projects;
  • AIG Investments in its cross-border acquisition of equity interests of Chongqing Lifan Group;
  • Two leading private equity funds on PRC merger control issues in connection with its “take private” transaction of a US listed company;
  • Cummins China in its several joint venture projects and advice on various PRC antitrust issues;
  • ZF China in its two joint venture projects and advice on certain PRC antitrust issues;
  • JD.com Inc.’s strategic partnership with Tencent Holdings Limited on PRC antitrust related matters;
  • China Minmetals’ joint venture with CITIC and Guoxin for acquisition of Las Bambas copper mine project from Glencore – Xstrata;
  • China Three Gorges Corporation in its partial acquisition of Hubei Energy Group;
  • A global logistics company’s partial acquisition of a PRC company;
  • A major multinational company on PRC merger control/national security review issues for its proposed acquisition of a state-owned company;
  • A number of companies in pre-filing consultations with enforcement agencies in connection with pending acquisitions and successfully obtaining rulings of no-filing obligation;
  • A number of multinational companies on series of AML compliance training sessions covering a variety of topics;
  • A number of multinational companies on PRC channel management policy and other antitrust compliance issues;
  • A number of failure-to-notify cases (involving VIE structure) and trustee matters.
Corporate /M&A
  • A number of multinationals for their corporate legal matters;
  • Emerson Electric in a number of its global reorganization projects;
  • Schneider Electric in its joint acquisition (with Alstom) of Areva T&D;
  • UBS/Gemdale on the establishment of UBS/Gemdale China Real Estate Fund I, L.P.;
  • Wabtec on PRC group structure and a number of joint ventures;
  • One of China’s major telecommunication value-added operators as the target company in bringing the foreign investment by a multinational telecommunication.

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