Douglas Freeman is a partner at Goodwin and a member of the firm’s Private Equity group. Mr. Freeman’s practice focuses on representing public and private companies, private equity firms and investment banking firms in connection with mergers, acquisitions, public offerings and other corporate transactions in a wide variety of industries. His M&A practice focuses on cross-border mergers, acquisitions, reorganizations and other business combination transactions, with broad experience in leveraged buyouts, listed company transactions and hostile or contested control transactions. Mr. Freeman has been active in a number of “going-private” transactions involving China-based companies listed in the U.S. He also represents issuers and selling shareholders in public offerings of equity and debt securities and private placements, including Rule 144A transactions, and buyers and sellers in connection with in- and out-of-court reorganizations, workouts and restructurings, including distressed mergers, acquisitions and divestitures.

Prior to joining Goodwin in 2017, Mr. Freeman was a partner in the Hong Kong office of Paul Hastings, and previously practiced at Fried Frank and O’Melveny & Myers.

傅德良律师是高赢国际律师事务所的合伙人,同时为私募股权部的一员。傅律师主要专注于代表公众公司和私营公司、私募股权公司和投资银行处理各行各业的合并、收购、公开募股和其他公司交易。傅律师的并购业务专注于跨境兼并、收购、重组和其他业务合并交易,在杠杆收购,上市公司交易以及敌意或有争议的控制交易方面拥有丰富的经验。傅律师一直积极参与一系列涉及在美国上市的中资公司的“私有化”交易。傅德良律师也代表公开发售股权和债务证券以及私募配售 (包括按美国证券法第144A条进行的交易) 中的发行人及售股股东,以及法庭内和法庭外的重组、债务重组 (包括财困企业合并、收购、分拆) 中的买方和卖方。

在2017年加入高赢之前,傅德良律师是美国普衡律师事务所合伙人,也曾于法朗克律师行和美迈斯律师事务所执业。

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Experience

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工作经历

Mr. Freeman has served as counsel to:

  • LionRock Capital in connection with its acquisition of International Sports Capital S.p.A., which holds 31.05% shares in FC Internazionale Milano S.p.A.
  • FountainVest Partners in connection with its going private acquisition of Chinese online career platform Zhaopin Limited, together with Hillhouse Capital and SEEK International*
  • FountainVest Partners in a number of transactions, including its establishment of a joint venture in China with WME | IMG, a global sports, fashion and entertainment talent management company, together with Sequoia Capital China and Tencent, and its investments in leading China-based businesses, including Meituan-Dianping, Fangdd.com, and Codoon*
  • the buyer group consortium (consisting of Carlyle, FountainVest Partners, CITIC Capital, Everbright, Fosun International, and the Chairman) in the US$3.7 billion acquisition of Focus Media Holding Limited (NASDAQ: FMCN). The going-private transaction is China’s largest leveraged buyout in history.*
  • Co-investment fund formed by Focus Media and FountainVest Partners in connection with investments in the sports, media and entertainment industries*
  • ZQ Capital in its acquisition of Angiotech Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a medical device manufacturer, and its $210 million PIPE investment in NYSE-listed Nu Skin Enterprises*
  • LionRock Capital in connection with numerous transactions*
  • AEA in connection with its acquisition of Three-Sixty Group*
  • Goldman Sachs as financial adviser to the Special Committee of AsiaInfo-Linkage (NASDAQ: ASIA) in the US$890 million acquisition by a consortium led by CITIC Capital Partners*
  • Goldman Sachs as financial adviser to the Special Committee of iSoftStone Holdings Limited (NYSE: ISS) in a pending going private transaction*
  • Goldman Sachs in connection with several principal investments*
  • Lazard as financial adviser to the Special Committee of AutoNavi Holdings Limited in a going private transaction.*
  • Lazard as financial adviser to a buyer group in its acquisition of Yucheng Technologies Limited (NASDAQ: YTEC)*
  • Houlihan Lokey as financial adviser to numerous companies*
  • Duffs & Phelps as financial adviser to numerous companies*
  • the private equity buyer consortium in its going-private acquisition of China jewelry retailer and distributor NASDAQ-listed LJ International*
  • Special Committee of CNinsure (NASDAQ: CISG) in connection with a proposed US$950 million going private transaction involving its chairman and private equity sponsors, including TPG*
  • the independent directors of ChinaCast Education Group (NASDAQ: CAST) in connection with its review of strategic alternatives and crisis management issues*
  • the independent directors of Acorn International (NYSE: ATV), a China-based TV retailer, in connection with its consideration of an unsolicited partial tender offer by its co-founders*
  • Tiens Group, the controlling shareholder of NYSE-listed Tiens Biotech, a China-based manufacturer and distributor of nutritional supplements, in connection with a going private transaction*
  • the Special Committee of Board of Directors of NASDAQ-listed Solarfun Power Holdings, a solar cell producer, in connection with its US$370 million sale of a controlling stake to Hanwha Corporation*
  • a consortium consisting of Sequoia Capital, Citic Capital, and FountainVest Partners in connection with a management-led US$180 million investment in SINA Corporation*

* Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin.

  • 代表莱恩资本收购持有国际米兰足球俱乐部31.05%的股份的International Sports Capital S.p.A.。
  • 代表方源资本,处理其联合高瓴资本及SEEK International对中国招聘网站智联招聘进行私有化的交易。*
  • 代表方源资本处理多宗交易,包括联合红杉资本和腾讯与全球体育、时尚娱乐经纪公司WME-IMG在中国设立合资公司,以及其对包括美团点评、房多多和咕咚网在内的主要中资企业所进行的投资。*
  • 为买方银团(由凯雷、方源资本、中信资本、光大控股、复星国际和公司主席组成)提供咨询服务,协助处理其作价37亿美元收购分众传媒控股有限公司(纳斯达克上市代号:FMCN)的事宜。此私有化交易是中国历来最大型的杠杆收购。*
  • 代表分众传媒与方源资本成立的共同投资基金,处理其在运动、传媒和娱乐行业的投资交易。*
  • 代表倍哲资本处理其收购医疗器械制造商Angiotech Pharmaceuticals的交易,以及其对纽约上市的如新企业(Nu Skin Enterprises)进行的私人投资公开股票(PIPE)交易。*
  • 代表莱恩资本处理其多项交易。*
  • 代表安盈投资处理其收购ThreeSixty Group的交易。*
  • 代表亚信联创(纳斯达克上市代号:ASIA) 特别委员会的财务顾问高盛公司,协助其处理由中信资本牵头的财团作价8.9亿美元对亚信联创进行的收购。*
  • 代表软通动力信息技术(集团)有限公司特别委员会的财务顾问高盛公司,协助其处理软通动力的私有化(纽约上市代号:ISS)交易。*
  • 代表高盛公司进行多项主要交易。*
  • 代表高德控股有限公司特别委员会瑞德集团处理高德控股的私有化交易。*
  • 为担任买方集团财务顾问的瑞德集团提供咨询服务,协助其处理买方集团收购宇信易诚科技有限公司(纳斯达克上市代号:YTEC)的事宜。*
  • 为作为多家公司的财务顾问的华利安诺基提供法律咨询。*
  • 为作为多家公司的财务顾问的道衡提供法律咨询。*
  • 代表私募股权银团,协助其处理私有化于纳斯达克上市的中资珠宝零售商和分销商LJ国际有限公司的事宜。*
  • 代表泛华保险服务(纳斯达克上市代号:CISG) 特别委员会,协助处理拟进行并涉及其董事长及私募股权保荐人 (包括德州太平洋集团 (TPG)) 的私有化交易,价值9.5亿美元。*
  • 代表双威教育集团(纳斯达克上市代号:CAST) 的独立董事,协助其审核可供选择的数个战略性方案和危机管理事宜。*
  • 为中资电视营销商橡果国际(纽约上市代号:ATV)独立董事会提供咨询服务,协助该公司处理其考虑是否接受由其共同创办人主动提出的部分收购要约。*
  • 代表天狮集团(于纽约上市的中资营养补充品制造商和分销商天狮生化的控股股东)处理天狮生化的私有化交易。*
  • 代表纳斯达克上市的太阳能电池制造商林洋新能源控股特别委员会,协助其处理向韩华集团作价3.7亿美元出售控股股权的事宜。*
  • 为红杉资本、中信资本及方源资本提供咨询服务,协助处理其对新浪公司进行的1.8亿美元投资。*

*代表加入高赢之前办理的交易

Recognition

Recognized by Legal 500 Asia Pacific in Corporate M&A, as a Leading Lawyer.

Recognized by Chambers Asia Pacific for Private Equity

荣誉奖励

获《亚太法律500强》评为亚太公司并购领域的领先律师

获《钱伯斯亚太》评为私募股权领域的领先律师

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Education

J.D., 1995
Harvard Law School
(cum laude)
B.A., 1992
Tufts University
(summa cum laude)

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法学博士, 1995
哈佛大学
(优等成绩毕业)
文学学士, 1992
Tufts University
(最优异成绩毕业)

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