Yash A. Rana

Yash A. Rana Yash A.

Partner Chair, Hong Kong
合伙人 亚洲区主席
Yash A. Rana Yash A.

Yash Rana is a partner with Goodwin and a member of the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity, Capital Markets, Technology, Life Sciences and Clean Tech & Energy groups. He is the founding chair of the firm’s Asia practice and started its Hong Kong office in 2008. 

Mr. Rana is focused on advising corporate clients and private equity sponsors in connection with their business operations, investments and exits (including sales and public listings) in China, India and across Asia, as well as Asian clients in connection with their acquisitions in North America and Europe. He has advised clients on matters involving Afghanistan, Australia, China, Guam, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mongolia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Vietnam. Under his leadership, Goodwin has been among the most active law firms for private equity transactions in China.

Mr. Rana’s practice includes representing clients 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, equity and convertible bond offerings, financings, joint ventures, restructurings and other corporate transactions. He has extensive knowledge of the technology-media-telecom sector and has represented clients in such diverse industries as business services, consumer, energy, financial services, healthcare and healthcare services, hotels, life sciences, manufacturing, media, medical devices, real estate, satellite communications and technology, including digital media, e-commerce, financial technology, hardware, healthcare technology, internet services, online advertising and online games. 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,也是高赢并购部、私募股权部、资本市场部、科技部、生命科学和清洁技术及能源组的成员。荣雅士律师于 2008 年来亚洲开设香港办公室,是高赢亚洲业务部和香港办事处的主席。

荣雅士律师主要为企业客户和私募股权投资基金提供有关在中国、印度和亚洲进行投资和退出(包括出售和上市)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、印度、印尼、日本、韩国、马来西亚、蒙古、巴布亚新几内亚、菲律宾、新加坡、台湾和越南等国的法律事宜提供建议。在他的领导下,高赢成为中国私募股权交易领域最活跃的律师事务所之一。

荣雅士律师的业务包括代表客户开展跨境并购(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、股权与可转换债券、融资、合资企业、公司结构重组以及其他公司交易。他在科技、传媒和电信等行业具有广博的行业知识,并为来自不同行业的客户提供法律服务,如商业服务、消费品、能源、金融服务、医疗保健和保健服务、酒店、生命科学、制造业、传媒、医疗设备、房地产、卫星通信和技术行业(包括数字媒体、电子商务、金融科技、硬件、医疗技术、互联网服务、在线广告和游戏技术)等。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

Mr. Rana has more than 20 years of experience advising companies, sponsors and promoters in mergers and acquisitions, securities and financing transactions. Among other clients, he has represented Advent International, Alibaba Group, the Anschutz Group, Baring Private Equity Asia, Bessemer Venture Partners, DST Global, Falcon Edge Capital, Ford Motor Company, General Catalyst Partners, Goldman Sachs, Hearst, Highland Capital Partners, Hillhouse Capital, John Hancock, J.P.Morgan, Lehman Brothers, Lincolnshire Management, MphasiS, Sequoia Capital, TA Associates, TCW, Tencent, UBS, Verizon, Viacom (and its MTV Networks division), VY Capital, Warburg Pincus, WisdomTree Investments, Xiaomi and Zodius/Avendus Capital.

荣雅士律师拥有20年以上为公司、保荐人和发起人在并购、证券和融资交易中提供法律服务的经验。他曾代表的客户包括:亚德国际 (Advent International)、阿里巴巴集团、安舒茨集团 (Anschutz Group)、霸菱亚洲投资有限公司、柏尚投资公司 (Bessemer Venture Partners)、DST 全球基金 (DST Global)、Falcon Edge Capital、福特汽车公司、General Catalyst Partners、高盛投资公司、赫斯特集团、高原资本 (Highland Capital Partners)、高瓴资本、John Hancock、摩根大通、雷曼兄弟、Lincolnshire Management、MphasiS、红杉资本、TA Associates、TCW、腾讯、瑞银集团、Verizon和维亚康姆(Viacom)(及其 MTV 网络部)、VY Capital、美国华平投资集团、WisdomTree Investments、小米和Zodius/Avendus Capital等。

Professional Experience

Mr. Rana joined Goodwin’s New York office in 2005, and relocated to Hong Kong in 2008 to start the firm’s first office outside the United States. Before joining the firm, Mr. Rana oversaw mergers and acquisitions and securities transactions for Qwest Communications International Inc. and was a transactional lawyer at O’Melveny & Myers LLP in New York.

Mr. Rana’s experience includes representation of:

  • Aleph Group in an investment from Tiger Global
  • 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
  • DST Global as leader of a consortium investing US$1.6 billion into Alibaba Group 
  • DST Global and affiliates in their investments in Alibaba, Dada Nexus, Didi Chuxing, Fenqile, Flipkart, GO-JEK, JD.com, KingSoft, Meituan, Momo, Olacabs and 17zuoye
  • Falcon Edge Capital in its investments in Newshunt, Olacabs, Quikr, Red Star Maccaline and Snapdeal
  • 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
  • Goldman Sachs in its investments into Antuit (Singapore), Nova Healthcare (India) and Tora Trading (Hong Kong) 
  • Hillhouse Capital in its investments in Airbnb, CarDekho, Ctrip, Meituan and PaperBoat Beverages
  • MphasiS in its US$200 million acquisition of Digital Risk and US$100 million acquisition of Wyde Technologies 
  • PAG Asia in its investments in Gridsum Technology and Swarna Pragati
  • Quilvest in over 30 fund investments
  • RRE Ventures in its investment in SmartPay (China)
  • Route 66 Ventures in its investments in 8 Securities, AMP and CompareAsia Group
  • TA Associates in all of its Asian investments and certain others, including ACT, Billdesk, Dr. Lal’s Pathlabs, Forgame, Fractal Analytics, Idea Cellular, Micromax Informatics, Nintex, RadialPoint, RateGain, SpeedCast, Tega Industries, Weather Investments and YeePay
  • VY Capital in its investments in Koudai, Student.com and Zomato
  • Warburg Pincus in its sale of QuEST Global Services to Bain Capital
  • WisdomTree Investments in corporate matters
  • Xiaomi in corporate matters
  • A global private equity firm in a convertible bond investments in Qunar and Uber 
  • A global private equity firm in its attempted acquisition of a stake in two Chinese video streaming sites 
  • A publicly listed Indian company in a US$550 million bid for a U.S. company

Before joining Goodwin, Mr. Rana represented:

  • GTE in several transactions, including its US$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, its US$48 billion acquisition of US West, its US$3 billion acquisition of LCI Communications, the IPO of its European business, KPNQwest, in its US$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 its US$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
专业经验

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。在加入高赢前,荣雅士律师在奎斯特通讯国际公司主管并购和证券交易事务,此前,他曾在美迈斯律师事务所(O’Melveny & Myers LLP) 担任商业律师。

荣雅士律师的工作经历包括:

  • 代表Aleph Group获得Tiger Global的投资
  • 代表阿里巴巴集团上市中的投资者DST Global和Silver Lake
  • 协助 DST 、高瓴资本、红杉资本向中国京东商城进行投资
  • 协助牵头投资人DST 全球基金向阿里巴巴集团投资 16 亿美元
  • 协助 DST全球基金及其分支机构向阿里巴巴、Dada Nexus、滴滴出行、分期乐、Flipkart、GO-JEK、京东商城、金山公司、美团、陌陌、Olacabs和一起作业进行投资
  • 代表Falcon Edge Capital向Newshunt、Olacabs、Quikr、红星美凯龙和Snapdeal进行投资
  • 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
  • 代表高盛向Antuit(新加坡)、Nova Healthcar(印度)以及Tora Trading(香港)进行投资
  • 代表高瓴资本办理众多轮的投资和交易,包括Airbnb、CarDekho、携程、美团和PaperBoat Beverages
  • 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PAG亚洲对Gridsum Technology和Swana Pragati进行投资
  • 代表奎斯特办理超过30项基金投资
  • 代表RRE Ventures向支付通进行投资
  • 代表Route 66 Ventures向8 Securities、AMP和CompareAsia Group进行投资
  • 代表 TA Associates 开展其亚洲投资事务,其他客户还包括 ACT、Billdesk、Dr. Lal’s Pathlabs、云游控股、Fractal Analytics、Idea Cellular、Micromax Informatics、Nintex、RadialPoint、RateGain、SpeedCast、Tega Industries、Weather Investments和易宝支付
  • 代表VY Capital 向口袋购物、Student.com和Zomato进行投资
  • 代表美国华平投资集团出售QuEST Global Services给贝恩资本
  • 协助WisdomTree Investments的公司事务
  • 协助小米的公司事务
  • 代表一家国际私募股权投资公司对去哪儿网和优步进行可转换债券投资
  • 协助一家国际私募股权投资公司收购两家中国视频网站的股份
  • 协助一家印度上市公司以 5.5 亿美元竞购一家美国公司

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

Recognition

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

  • Mr. Rana has been frequently recognized in various Chambers Global and Chambers Asia publications from 2012-2018, including most recently Chambers Global 2018 as a Leading Lawyer for Business in Corporate/M&A - India (Experts Based Abroad) and in Corporate/M&A (International Firms) - China (Foreign Experts)
  • Winner of the China Law & Practice Deal of the Year 2018 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
  • Winner of the China Business Law Journal Deals of the Year 2014 for Alibaba Group’s NYSE IPO, JD.com’s IPO on NASDAQ, and advising on Greenland’s joint venture with Forest City
  • Winner of the India Business Law Journal Deals of the Year 2014 for representing investors in Flipkart, and Snapdeal 
  • Business Law Journal’s Overseas Capital Markets Deal of the Year 2013 for representing selling shareholders in the US$206 million global offering and Hong Kong listing of Forgame Holding Limited
  • M&A Advisor’s Financial Services Deal of the Year 2013 for representing MphasiS/Digital Risk over a US$200 million deal
  • Mr. Rana was named M&A Lawyer of the Year (2012) by Global M&A Network 
  • Large Deal of the Year for 2011 by PE Asia (DST-Silver Lake investment in Alibaba) 
  • Leading Law Firm in India for each year since 2008 by the India Business Law Journal
  • Law Firm of the Year – Private Equity and M&A – Hong Kong for 2012 by DealMakers Global Awards 

Mr. Rana currently serves on the boards of several private equity backed companies in Hong Kong, India and Mauritius. Mr. Rana also serves 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.

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:

  • 荣雅士律师在2012至2018年间多次入选《钱伯斯环球指南》以及《钱伯斯亚太指南》名录,包括最近2018年的《钱伯斯环球指南》入选印度公司/并购业务(国际律师行 - 最值得关注之外国专家)名录以及中国公司/并购业务(国际律师行 - 最值得关注之外国专家)名录
  • 《中国法律商务》(China Law & Practice)2018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
  • 《商法月刊》2014年度杰出交易奖——参与阿里巴巴集团纽约证券交易所上市、京东在纳斯达克上市以及绿地与Forest City组成合资企业的交易
  • 《印度商法月刊》(India Business Law Journal )2015 年度最佳交易奖——代表DST 对 Flipkart和Snapdeal进行投资
  • 《商业法律期刊》(Business Law Journal)2013年度海外资本市场最佳交易奖——在云游控股有限公司2.06亿美元的全球发行和香港上市中的售股股东
  • 《M&A Advisor’s Financial Services》2013年度最佳交易——代表MphasiS/Digital Risk超过2亿美元的交易
  • 荣雅士律师被《Global M&A Network》杂志评为“2012 年最佳并购律师”
  • 《PE Asia》2011大型交易——DST-Sliver Lake对阿里巴巴的投资)
  • 自 2008 年以来,每年被《印度商法月刊》评为“领先的律师事务所”
  • 荣获《DealMakers Global》2012年度最佳律师事务所-私募股权和并购-香港

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。

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

教育背景

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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