Assistant General Counsel of Asia
at Air Products and Chemicals (China) Investment Co., Ltd.
June 2011 - at Present
(China Legal Advisor, Asia Legal Advisor, Asia Senior Legal Advisor, consecutively, June 2011 – October 2017) Day-to-day legal support covering all business units: • M&A/JV projects: Handle seven acquisitions/sale of business/share swap • Negotiation for five long-term gas supply projects/EPC projects in various locations of Mainland China • Advise on small on-site gas supply projects in various locations of Mainland China and whole-sale gas supply contracts and other business contracts related to South China and South East Asia (Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Singapore) • Coordinate arbitration/litigation cases • Give employment related advice and support employee investigations and arbitration/litigation cases • Create and update contract/legal documents templates • Advise on and be involved in industrial investment process • Give guidance on and handle compliance matters, provide related training and legal advice • Support regulatory matters
at - Squire Patton Boggs L.L.P., Shanghai Representative Office
June 2005 - May 2011
Corporate General: • Counseled a major US chemical specialty company regarding its high-profile factory expansion project in Shanghai with regard to all contract and regulatory matters; and • Help numerous foreign clients to establish/close presence in China, including representative offices, WFOEs, FICE, JVs. Mergers & Acquisitions: • Helped a US automobile manufacturer acquire controlling interest in an operation owned by a top Chinese automobile manufacturer; helped the same client sell its equity interest after years; and • Counseled a conglomerate in energy sector on sale of its subsidiaries in China as part of global division sale in more than a dozen jurisdictions. Anti-Bribery Compliance: • Draft FCPA and PRC anti-bribery company policies and frequently provide training to employees of PRC-based subsidiary of U.S. companies; and • Conduct internal investigations.
China Legal Counsel - Secondment
at GE, Consumer & Industrial
August 2008 - December 2008
• Handle daily legal affairs of Mainland China, including litigation, business contracts, etc.
at China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC), Guangdong Office, Investigation Division
September 2004 - May 2005
• Participated in investigation of a few listed companies and securities companies for securities regulation violation
LL.M., International Law
at Transnational Law and Business University
2002 - 2004 (2 years) Seoul
LLB, International Economic Law
at - China University of Politics and Law
1998 - 2002 (4 years) Beijing Shi