Senior legal manager
at YANGTZE MEMORY TECHNOLIGIES
October 2018 - at Present
Responsible for corporate and commercial legal matters. Drive draft and review of various complex contracts, including without limitation: Equipment and raw materials purchase agreement; Assembly and test service agreement; Manufacturing service agreement; Sale and purchase agreement, LTA/VPA; Technical service agreement, Standard organization membership agreement; License agreement, insurance contract; Loan agreement, finance lease agreement; Merger & acquisition; Develop and improve contract templates; Manage and optimize contract administration system to organize and implement efficient work flow of contract review and validation, and to keep good the signed contracts; Coach junior counsel in professional skills, e.g. contract draft and review; Support ad hoc matters as assigned from time to time.
at J&A GARRIGUES
June 2006 - at Present
Advise inbound/outbound investment projects and the business operations in China; manage the team. Inbound/outbound investment project: draft and review investment agreements like joint venture contract, articles of association, equity sale and purchase agreement, license agreement and lease agreement; Negotiation: assist and represent client in negotiation/meeting with its business partner and/or government agency; Due diligence: lead legal due diligence; draft and review due diligence report; General corporate and commercial matter: advise company registration, director liability, business contract, foreign exchange matter, employment and general tax matter; Legal research: lead, coordinate and review legal research, memorandum and/or report; Internal affair management: manage junior associates and provide on job training; manage 4-5 junior associates.
China Legal Head
at ETAM, CHINA
January 2017 - September 2018
Support China operation Sales front: Retail: Retail site acquisition (corner/lease agreement, construction agreement); Operation: product liability, customer complaint, pricing; Wholesale: franchise agreement, leftover SPA, import and export; Ecommerce (marketplace agreement, store operation); Product front: sourcing, product safety (quality standard/label/government inspection) Support front: marketing, logistics, IT, HR, finance, tax and audit, etc.; IPR: copyright (design license/background music), trademark (new brand evaluation, support HQ on registration, opposition); Litigation: AR collection, design/construction contract dispute, labor arbitration (termination, remuneration and social security), copyright dispute; Company secretary: Legal affair process management: contract template, seal management; Select and manage external counsel; Team management and development.
Legal Director, Asia
at MANGO, CHINA
October 2011 - July 2015
Support Asia operation with focus on China, HK, South Korea and Japan. Contract review: review and negotiate various agreements, like lease agreement, franchise agreement; identify and remove barriers to make deal, subject to the laws and company policy; IPR: support HQ on IPR matters, including trademark registration, anti-counterfeiting on online marketplace; Daily operation: provide legal support to daily operation, like antitrust matter, ecommerce, quality inspection, consumer complaint, personal data protection, foreign exchange matter, tax; Litigation: AR collection; Training: provide training on important contract terms and the negotiation thereof; External counsel relationship maintenance: maintain and develop collaboration with law firms to get quality legal service when needed; manage 8 firms in 8 countries/regions.
at AUCHAN HYPERMARKET
July 2004 - May 2006
Provide legal support to company’s expansion and operation in China. Expansion project: advise appropriate project structure from legal perspective (4 stores in 3 cities, 3 land parcels acquisition plus 1 lease agreement); Contract review: draft, review and revise the transaction documents like the joint venture agreement, the equity transfer agreement, the performance guarantee; Negotiation: assist negotiation and meeting with landlord/government agency; Daily operation: draft, review and revise various commercial agreements relevant to the business operation.
at New York University
2015 - 2016 (1 year) New York
at Shanghai Maritime University
1999 - 2002 (3 years) Shanghai Shi
at Suzhou University
1995 - 1999 (4 years) Jiangsu Sheng