Jason Wu

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Jason Wu

Associate, Registered Foreign Lawyer in Hong Kong

Hong Kong | Dechert, 31/F Jardine House, One Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong
+852 3518 4782 | +852 3518 4777

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Jason Wu focuses his practice on corporate and securities matters, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions in relation to the energy industry.

Mr. Wu has extensive experience with a diverse range of clients on transactions in multiple countries around the globe. His cross-border transactions experience includes representing Chinese energy giants and financial institutions in connection with their investments in oil and gas assets in the U.S., Europe, Africa, South America and Asia, among others.

Prior to joining Dechert, Mr. Wu served as a senior associate in the energy transactions and projects group at an international law firm.

Significant Representations

Oil and Gas

  • A Chinese SOE in connection with the acquisition of a certain per cent stake in the gas and oil exploration and production business of a French company.
  • A Chinese SOE in connection with its acquisition of the shares of a Brazilian company which holds interests in three oil and gas field blocks in Peru.
  • A Chinese SOE in connection with its acquisition from a U.S. company of a certain percentage of net undivided interest in oil and gas leases in U.S.
  • A Chinese SOE on its purchase of a certain percent minority interest in a U.S. company’s oil and gas operations in Egypt.
  • A Chinese SOE in its acquisition of oil and gas assets from a Panama company owning upstream assets in Egypt.
  • A U.S. company in connection with its sale of certain percentage of net undivided interest in oil and gas leases in five shale plays to a Chinese SOE.
  • A Chinese company in connection with its acquisition of certain oil and gas interests in Kazakhstan.
  • A Chinese company in connection with the acquisition of a Canadian company’s certain upstream assets in Ecuador.
  • A Chinese fund in connection with its acquisition of a minority interest in a UK company with upstream interests in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • A Hong Kong company in the investment of five oil and gas blocks in Ethiopia.

Merger and Acquisitions

  • A U.S. asset management company in connection with its proposed acquisition of gas storage facilities in Texas, California and Louisiana, U.S. 
  • A Chinese company in connection with the proposed acquisition of auto parts subsidiaries of a German company in 6 countries. 
  • A Hong Kong company in connection with the acquisition of terminal and storage assets in Europe. 
  • A Hong Kong company in connection with the proposed acquisition of an oil storage facility in Indonesia. 
  • A Chinese company in connection with the proposed sale of its retail LNG business. 
  • A Chinese SOE in connection with the establishment of a joint venture in China with a U.S. company. 
  • A U.S. fund in connection with its acquisition of a U.S. petrochemical comapny's distribution unit. 
  • A U.S. asset management company in connection with its investments in a geothermal company with assets in U.S.

Project Developments

  • A U.S. company in connection with the design, construction, operation and financing of a LNG terminal in Canada. 
  • A Chinese company in connection with the proposed investment in a refinery project in Cambodia.

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

Education
  • Tsinghua University, B.E., Engineering Physics, 2001
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Ph.D., Nuclear Engineering , 2007
  • Northwestern University School of Law, J.D., 2010, Article Editor, Northwestern University Journal of Law and Social Policy
Admissions
  • Texas
Languages
  • Simplified Chinese
  • English