Press Release November 22, 2011

Goodwin Procter Dec. 8 NYC Event to Focus on Going Private and Re-Listings of Chinese Companies

NEW YORK, November 22, 2011 – Goodwin Procter LLP, a national Am Law 50 firm, today announced “Going Private, Share Buyback and China Re-Listing,” an expert panel discussion to take place in New York City at Goodwin’s offices on December 8 at 4:00 pm. The event will focus on issues related to the recent trend of Chinese companies going private in the United States and seeking re-listing in China.

The seminar will be co-hosted by the China General Chamber of Commerce, Jun He Law Offices and the Chinese Business Lawyers Association. Audience will include executives from Chinese companies listed in the United States, private equity managers and other professionals involved in the going private and buyout space.

Panelists and moderators include:

  • Stephen Davis and Catherine X. Pan, Attorneys, Goodwin Procter LLP
  • Christopher Croft, Managing Director, Co-Head of Fairness Opinion Group, Houlihan Lokey
  • Dennis Galgano, Vice Chairman, Head of International Investment Banking, Morgan Joseph TriArtisan LLC
  • John Du, Xudong Tao and Alex Hao, Attorneys, Jun He Law Offices
  • Anthony Tomara, CPA, Managing Director of Audit, UHY Advisors NY, Inc.

The seminar will be held at the offices of Goodwin Procter, The New York Times Building, 620 Eighth Avenue, 26th Floor, New York City on December 8 at 4:00 pm, followed by a networking reception. Pre-registration is required. Those interested in attending can RSVP here by December 2. 

“U.S.-listed Chinese companies face significant challenges under the current U.S. regulatory, accounting and capital markets environment. As Chinese A-share stock markets have opened up to privately owned growth companies, an increasing number of Chinese companies are considering going private in the U.S. and re-listing in China,” said Davis. 

“These transactions involve business, legal and valuation issues that can potentially increase litigation and SEC exposure, while successful re-listing in China requires innovative business and legal solutions,” added Pan, who is also a founder and director of the Chinese Business Lawyers Association. “The experts on this panel can provide deep, real-world case experience and advice to attendees on these issues.”           

Goodwin Procter’s Asia Practice covers a broad range of corporate and cross-border transactions in China, India and across Asia. Goodwin’s attorneys in this area advise on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic transactions, private equity, venture capital, securities and capital markets, fund formation, hospitality, real estate, anti-corruption, compliance, investigations and dispute resolution.

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