Experience

  • Senior legal manager

    at YANGTZE MEMORY TECHNOLIGIES

    October 2018 - at Present

    Shanghai Shi

    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.

  • Senior Associate

    at J&A GARRIGUES

    June 2006 - at Present

    Shanghai Shi

    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

    Shanghai Shi

    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

    Shanghai Shi

    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.

  • Legal Counsel

    at AUCHAN HYPERMARKET

    July 2004 - May 2006

    Shanghai Shi

    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.

Education

  • LLM

    at New York University

    2015 - 2016 (1 year) New York

  • LLM

    at Shanghai Maritime University

    1999 - 2002 (3 years) Shanghai Shi

  • LLB

    at Suzhou University

    1995 - 1999 (4 years) Jiangsu Sheng

Languages

  • English Negotiation

Hives