Lucy (Qiong) Lu

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Lucy (Qiong) Lu

National Partner

Beijing | 24/F, North Tower, Beijing Kerry Centre, 1 Guanghua Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China 100020
+8610 5829 1338 | +8610 5829 1313

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Lucy (Qiong) Lu’s practice focuses on a broad range of PRC-related corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, foreign direct investment, private equity, corporate structuring and restructuring and general corporate matters. Ms. Lu also has extensive experiences in PRC real estate, employment and regulatory issues.

Ms. Lu regularly represents multinational corporations and global investment and commercial banking firms with cross-border transactions involving Chinese entities and assets. She has advised on some high-profile IPOs involving overseas listings for PRC companies and has recently represented a number of Chinese companies in their overseas investments and acquisitions.

Prior to joining Dechert, Ms. Lu worked at a few other top-tier international law firms (mainly Hong Kong offices) for over ten years. She started her practice with one of the largest domestic law firms in Beijing.

Experience
  • A major state-owned Chinese energy company on its proposed acquisition of stakes in an Indonesia coal production company.
  • The investment arm of a major state-owned Chinese Bank in connection with its acquisition of a German medical devices company.
  • Sequoia Capital in connection with the sale of its stakes in Ganji.com (a major online local services marketplace platform in China), for which the consideration consisted of cash and shares of 58.com which is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
  • A U.S. automotive and metal coating company on its sale of certain automotive business operation around the world to a PRC Company.
  • A leading Asia-based investment firm on the privatization of a NYSE-listed chemical company operating in China.
  • The Carlyle Group in connection with its purchase of the global coatings business including several subsidiaries in China from a well-known coatings enterprise and the relevant China-related financing/pledge matters.
  • Haichang Holdings Ltd on its initial public offering and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
  • A U.S.-listed independent insurance intermediary company operating in China on its sale of certain interest in China to an affiliate of Warburg Pincus LLC.
  • A Hong Kong network and communication provider on its sale of broadband network and IDD businesses to a company formed by CVC Funds.
  • A Fortune 500 company on its successful bid with a Thai company to acquire an Asian glass manufacturer operating in Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand and China from a Malaysian company as well as on the restructuring of its various subsidiaries in China.
  • A German agricultural engineering company on its acquisition of a Chinese agricultural machinery manufacturer.
  • A large Canadian petroleum company in connection with its oil exploitation project with CNOOC.
  • A U.S. energy company in connection with its production sharing contract with a Chinese coal company.
  • A European company in connection with its acquisition of a China north-western wind power company.
  • Veolia Water in its bid for some stake in the Shenzhen municipal water supply company and in connection with the conclusion of separate concession arrangements for water supply and waste water treatment in its other projects.
  • Starr Financial (Barbados) I, Inc. in connection with its acquisition of a major LNG/LPG manufacturer in Guangdong.
  • Starr International Company (Asia) Limited (the major subsidiary of a global insurance and financial services organization) on various M&A transactions in real estate, jewelry and insurance sectors.
  • A manufacturing company, based in Finland, on its asset based financing matters especially on PRC-related security issues and foreign debt issues.
  • An Israel based global leading supplier of end-to-end InfiniBand and ethernet interconnect solutions and services for servers and storage on its establishment of a wholly-owned subsidiary in China and on this subsidiary’s various employment issues including the registration with SAFE the employee incentive plans and other regulatory issues.
  • WPP group companies (in particular Ogilvy & Mather) on a number of M&A and FDI transactions in advertising, market survey and marketing consultation industries in China.
  • A leading international healthcare group on its investment into China in health insurance sector.
  • The underwriters on Bank of China Limited’s initial public offering and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

Includes matters handled at Dechert or prior to joining the firm.

Education
  • Peking University, LL.B., 1996
  • Peking University, LL.M., 1999
  • Harvard Law School, LL.M., 2001
Admissions
  • New York
  • Hong Kong
Languages
  • Mandarin
  • Cantonese
  • English