Yash Rana is a partner with Goodwin, and leads the firm’s Asia practice and Hong Kong office. He joined the firm in 2005 in New York and launched the firm’s Hong Kong office in 2008, the first Goodwin office outside the United States. His practice sits at the convergence of capital and innovation, and he has received several awards and recognitions as one of a few elite lawyers for M&A and private equity matters in Asia with deep expertise in the technology, life sciences and financial industries. Under his leadership, Goodwin has been among the most active law firms for private equity transactions in China.

Mr. Rana has more than 25 years of experience advising companies, sponsors and promoters in cross-border mergers and acquisitions (including leveraged buyouts, carve-outs and management buyouts), early and late stage venture capital and growth equity investments, PIPEs, private placements, fund formation, equity and convertible bond offerings, financings, joint ventures, licensing and collaborations, restructurings and other corporate transactions. He advises private equity sponsors on all aspects of their businesses operations, as well as sponsors and corporate clients on various transactions in China, India and across Asia, as well as Asian clients in connection with their acquisitions in North America and Europe. In Asia, he has advised clients on matters involving Afghanistan, Australia, China, Guam, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mongolia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. Mr. Rana has also represented major investment banks as underwriters in securities offerings and as financial advisors to companies engaged in mergers and acquisitions.

荣雅士律师(Yash Rana)是美国高赢国际律师事务所的合伙人,也是亚洲业务部和香港办公室的负责人。荣雅士律师于 2005 年加入高赢纽约办事处,于 2008 年来到香港,成立了高赢第一家海外办事处。荣雅士律师的执业领域融汇资本与创新,是亚洲少数在技术、生命科学和金融行业拥有深厚专业知识的并购和私募股权事务精英律师之一,他获得了多项奖项和认可。在他的领导下,高赢一直是中国私募股权交易最活跃的律师事务所之一。

荣雅士律师拥有25年以上为公司、保荐人和发起人进行跨境并购(包括杠杆收购、分拆上市和管理层收购)、初期和成熟期风险投资及成长型股权投资、私募基金投资公众公司(PIPEs)、私人配售、基金设立、股权与可转换债券、融资、合资企业、许可和合作交易、公司结构重组以及其他公司交易的经验。荣雅士律师为私募股权投资基金业务的各个方面提供建议,同时为投资基金和企业客户提供有关在中国、印度和亚洲进行各种交易方面的建议,还为亚洲客户在北美和欧洲开展并购提供建议。荣雅士律师曾向客户就涉及阿富汗、澳大利亚、中国、关岛、香港、印度、印尼、日本、韩国、马来西亚、蒙古、巴布亚新几内亚、菲律宾、新西兰、新加坡、台湾、泰国和越南等亚洲国家的法律事宜提供建议。荣雅士律师亦为在证券发行担任承销商以及为实施并购的公司担任财务顾问的大型投资银行提供法律服务。

Experience

ERFAHRUNG

EXPÉRIENCE

工作经历

他曾代表的客户包括:

  • 代表高瓴资本及其关联机构办理100多项投资,包括在中国、香港、印度、印度尼西亚、新加坡和美国的投资,其中可披露的包括对爱彼迎(Airbnb)、百丽国际(Belle)、哔哩哔哩(Bilibili)、CarDekho、携程(Ctrip)、虎牙公司(Huya)、美团(Meituan)、Peet’s Coffee、去哪儿网(Qunar)、好未来教育集团(Tal Education)以及Trumid的投资
  • 代表DST Global及其关联机构办理50多项投资,包括其在亚洲的所有投资和退出交易,其中可披露的包括对阿里巴巴集团(Alibaba)、滴滴出行(DiDi)、Flipkart、GO-JEK、京东商城(JD.com)、美团(Meituan)、陌陌(MOMO)、Olacabs以及17作业网(17zuoye)
  • 代表Falcon Edge Capital及其关联机构办理50多项投资,包括对Olacabs、Quikr、Bounce、Stanza Living、OfBusiness、JM Financial Credit Solutions以及RBL银行进行的投资
  • 代表高盛向Antuit、Nova Healthcare以及Tora Trading进行投资
  • 代表太盟投资集团(PAG)对Gridsum Technology、Sun Wise以及Swana Pragati进行投资
  • 代表 TA Associates 开展其亚洲投资事务以及其他投资,包括 ACT、Billdesk、Dr. Lal’s Pathlabs 、云游控股、Fractal Analytics、Idea Cellular、Micromax、Nintex、RateGain、SpeedCast、Tega Industries、W for Women、Weather Investments以及易宝支付(YeePay)
  • 协助Tybourne Capital成立基金Tybourne Special Opportunities Fund及进行多项投资
  • 代表VY Capital 向口袋购物(Koudai)、Student.com和Zomato进行投资
  • 代表美国华平投资集团(Warburg Pincus)出售QuEST Global Services给贝恩资本(Bain Capital)
  • 代表多家私募股权公司对蚂蚁金服(Ant Financial)和字节跳动(ByteDance)进行投资,亚洲最大的两项投资项目
  • 代表Speedcast进行多项并购项目,包括以7亿美元的收购Harris CapRock、以1.35亿美元收购Globecomm以及以1亿美元收购UltiSat
  • 协助 MphasiS公司以 2 亿美元收购 Digital Risk 公司以及以1 亿美元收购 Wyde Technologies
  • 代表奎斯特办理超过30项基金投资
  • 代表阿里巴巴集团上市中的投资者DST Global和Silver Lake
  • 代表中国京东商城上市中的投资者DST 、高瓴资本和红杉资本
  • 代表Forest City与上海绿地控股集团建立合资企业,投资50亿美元发展纽约占地22英亩地的大西洋码头
  • 代表多家私募股权公司对Nio、携程(Ctrip)、去哪儿网(Qunar)、Sea Group和爱彼迎(Airbnb)进行可换股债券投资

另外、荣雅士律师也曾代表投资者向百度(Baidu)、字节跳动(ByteDance)、Cred、瓜子二手直卖网(Guazi.com)、Paperboat、Rebel Foods、ShareChat、 Swiggy以及Udaan进行投资。

在加入高赢之前,荣雅士律师

  • 在众多交易中代表GTE,包括与Bell Atlantic进行530亿美金的合并以设立Verizon
  • 代表奎斯特通讯公司,首先作为外部律师顾问,之后成为内部交易律师顾问,并在众多重大投资中,包括其以 480 亿美元收购美国西部公司 (US West)、以30 亿美元收购 LCI 通信公司、为其欧洲业务部 KPNQwest 进行首次公开募股、向凯雷投资集团和 Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe 出售价值 70 亿美元的 Dex Media 目录业务,这是当时最大的杠杆收购之一、开展私募股权投资,投资人是贝尔南方(现为 AT&T)和微软以及开展 130 亿美元的债务置换事务中提供协助
  • 协助 TCW 成立 TCW/ICICI 印度私募股权基金,这是毛里求斯最早对印度公司进行投资的海外基金之一,于 1997 年成立
Professional Experience

Mr. Rana’s experience includes representation of:

  • Hillhouse Capital and affiliates in more than 100 matters, including investments in China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Singapore and the US. Certain publicly disclosed matters include Airbnb, Belle, Bilibili, CarDekho, Ctrip, Huya, Meituan, Peet’s Coffee, Qunar, TAL Education and Trumid
  • DST Global and affiliates in more than 50 matters, including all of their investments and exits in Asia.Certain publicly disclosed matters include Alibaba, Didi, Flipkart, GO-JEK, JD.com, Meituan, Momo, Olacabs and 17zuoye
  • Falcon Edge Capital and affiliates in more than 50 matters, including investments in Olacabs, Quikr, Bounce, Stanza Living, OfBusiness, JM Financial Credit Solutions and RBL Bank
  • Goldman Sachs in its investments into Antuit, Nova Healthcare and Tora Trading
  • PAG in its investments in Gridsum Technology, Sun Wise and Swarna Pragati
  • TA Associates in all of its Asian investments and certain others, including ACT, Billdesk, Dr. Lal’s Pathlabs, Forgame, Fractal Analytics, Idea Cellular, Micromax, Nintex, RateGain, Speedcast, Tega Industries, W for Women, Weather Investments and YeePay
  • Tybourne Capital in the formation of Tybourne Special Opportunities Fund and several investments
  • VY Capital in the formation of its evergreen investment fund and several of its investments, including Koudai, Student.com and Zomato
  • Warburg Pincus in its sale of QuEST Global Services to Bain Capital
  • Multiple private equity firms in their investments in Ant Financial and Bytedance, two of the largest investments in Asia
  • Speedcast in several M&A transactions, including its acquisitions of Harris CapRock for $700 million, Globecomm for $135 million, and UltiSat for $100 million
  • MphasiS in its $200 million acquisition of Digital Risk and $100 million acquisition of Wyde Technologies
  • Quilvest in over 30 fund investments
  • DST Global and Silver Lake as investors in the Alibaba Group IPO
  • DST, Hillhouse Capital and Sequoia Capital as investors in the JD.com IPO
  • Forest City in its seminal joint venture deal with Shanghai-based Greenland Group to develop Atlantic Yards, a $5 billion 22-acre real estate project in New York
  • Several private equity firms in convertible bond investments in Nio, Ctrip, Qunar, Sea Group and Uber 

In addition, Mr. Rana has represented investors in companies including Baidu, ByteDance, Cred, Guazi.com, Paperboat, Rebel Foods, ShareChat, Swiggy and Udaan

Before joining Goodwin, Mr. Rana represented:

  • GTE in several transactions, including its $53 billion merger with Bell Atlantic to form Verizon
  • Qwest Communications, first as external counsel and then as lead in-house transactional counsel, in several significant transactions, including, the $48 billion acquisition of US West, the $3 billion acquisition of LCI Communications, the IPO of its European business, KPNQwest, the $7 billion sale of the Dex Media directories business to The Carlyle Group and Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe in one of the largest leveraged buyouts at the time, PIPE investments into Qwest by BellSouth (now AT&T) and Microsoft, and the $13 billion debt exchange offer
  • TCW in forming the TCW/ICICI India Private Equity Fund, among the earliest offshore funds domiciled in Mauritius to invest in Indian companies, formed in 1997

Recognition

Under Mr. Rana’s leadership, Goodwin’s Asia practice has received several awards and recognitions, including:

  • Mr. Rana has been frequently recognized in Chambers Global and Chambers Asia publications since 2012, including most recently in Chambers Global 2020 as a Leading Lawyer in Corporate/M&A - India (Experts Based Abroad) and in Corporate/M&A (International Firms) - China (Foreign Experts) and Chambers Asia Pacific 2020 as a Leading Lawyer for Corporate/M&A (International Firms) – India (Experts Based Abroad) and a Leading Lawyer for Private Equity: Buyouts & Venture Capital Investment – China (International Firms)
  • Named 2019 Acritas Star
  • Named a Notable Practitioner in Hong Kong in IFLR1000 2020
  • Named to the India Business Law Journal’s 2020 International A List
  • Named to the China Business Law Journal’s 2019 A List China’s Elite 50 Lawyers (Foreign Firm)
  • Winner of the China Law & Practice Deal of the Year 2018 and Asia Legal Awards 2019 for Ant Financial’s Series C financing
  • Winner of the China Business Law Journal Law Firm of the Year (China) 2017-2018 in Private Equity & Venture Capital
  • Winner of the Asia Business Law Journal Deal of the Year 2017 for Caldera Pacific’s purchase of ordinary shares of Dragon Capital and Bessemer Venture Partners’ Series D investment in Viva Republica
  • Mr. Rana was named M&A Lawyer of the Year (2012) by Global M&A Network 

Mr. Rana currently serves on the boards of several private equity backed companies in Hong Kong, India and Mauritius. He served as President of the Board of Governors of the American Club Hong Kong and as a mentor for the Young India Fellowship. He has previously served on the Board of Directors of the Qwest Foundation, the charitable arm of the company. His pro bono clients include the American Chamber of Commerce Foundation, the American Club Foundation, Mother’s Choice and Save the Children.

While attending Columbia Law School, Mr. Rana was an editor of the Columbia Business Law Review.

荣誉奖励及董事会职务

在荣雅士律师的领导下,高赢亚洲业务部获得了多个奖项和荣誉,包括:

  • 荣雅士律师自2012年起多次入选《钱伯斯环球指南》和《钱伯斯亚太指南》名录,包括在最近的2019年《钱伯斯环球指南》中印度公司/并购业务以及中国公司/并购业务领域(国际律师行 - 最值得关注之外国专家类别)获选为领先律师之一,并入选2020年《钱伯斯亚太指南》印度公司/并购业务(国际律师行 - 最值得关注之外国专家类别)以及中国私募股权:并购基金及创业投资(国际律师行类别)领先律师名录
  • 获选为2019年Acritas Star
  • 获《国际金融法律评论1000》选为2020年香港杰出律师之
  • 荣登《印度商法》2020年度“A-List 法律精英”外资律所优秀律师榜单
  • 荣登《中国商法》2018年度“A-List 法律精英”50 位外资律所优秀律师榜单
  • 2018《中国法律商务》(China Law & Practice)和2019《亚洲法律大奖》(The Asia Legal Awards)年度杰出交易奖— —参与蚂蚁金服C轮融资
  • 被《商法月刊》(China Business Law Journal )评为2017-2018年度私募股权和风险投资领域卓越律师事务所
  • 《亚洲商法月刊》(Asia Business Law Journal)2017年度杰出交易奖— —代表Caldera Pacific收购Dragon Capital的普通股和Bessemer Venture Partners对Viva Republica进行的D系列投资
  • 荣雅士律师被《Global M&A Network》杂志评为“2012 年最佳并购律师”

荣雅士律师目前担任几家香港、印度和毛里求斯私募股权投资公司的董事。荣雅士律师是美国会(香港)的前任主席,同时也是印度青年奖学金计划的顾问,亦曾是奎斯特基金(奎斯特公司的慈善机构)的董事。他的公益客户包括美国商会基金、美国会基金、母亲的抉择和香港救助儿童会。

 

就读哥伦比亚法学院期间,荣雅士律师是《哥伦比亚商法评论》的编辑。

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Education

J.D., 1995
Columbia Law School
B.A., 1992
Knox College
I.S.C., 1988
The Cathedral and John Connon School, Mumbai

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法学博士, 1995
美国哥伦比亚大学法学院
文学学士, 1992
诺克斯学院
美国, 1988
大教堂和约翰康宁学校,孟买

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