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Broad & Bright

701 CBD INTERNATIONAL PLAZA, NO.16 YONG'ANDONGLI, JIANGUOMENWAI AVENUE, CHAOYANG DISTRICT, BEIJING 100022, CHINA
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Work +86 10 8513 1818
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Fax +86 10 8513 1919
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www.broadbright.com
Beijing, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Shanghai

Yuping He

Tel:
Work +8610 85131818
Email:
Broad & Bright

Work Department

Partner

Position

Mr. He focuses on legal matters relating to cross-border investments and M&A, reorganization of state-owned enterprises, PE and corporate operations, particularly specializing in investments and M&A in energy sector. Mr. He has been rendering legal services to Chinese energy companies for their overseas M&A and operations and to international energy companies for their investments in China over the years. Mr. He participated in CNPC’s many significant M&A projects, including CNPC’s acquisition of PetroKazakhstan Inc., which cost USD4.2 billion. Mr. He also represented CNPC in negotiations of production sharing contracts with international petroleum companies and the West-East Gas Pipeline Project. Moreover, Mr. He participated in the legislative revision of China Regulation Regarding Sino-Foreign Cooperation for Exploration and Exploitation of Onshore Oil and Gas Resources. Mr. He once worked in Indonesia for three years, taking charge of legal matters in six upstream companies and oil blocks. When working with Schlumberger, Mr. He was responsible for all legal matters related to the company’s operation in China, Korea, Japan, Thailand, Vietnam and Myanmar. In recent years, Mr. He has assisted several well-known enterprises such as SDIC and Zhaotai Group in their overseas investments, M&A and project operations, including conventional petroleum & gas projects in North America and Middle East, shale gas project in the United States, renewable resources project in Southeast Asia, etc. In the meantime, Mr. He has been providing perennial legal services for several foreign energy companies operating in China. Along with the deepening of the reform of state-owned enterprises and advocating of the mixed ownership economy in China, Mr. He has provided legal services in the process reorganization of the subordinate enterprises of state-owned groups, such as ChemChina Corporation and China State Farms Agribusiness (Group) Corporation. Mr. He also assisted clients in setting up private equity funds related to energy businesses, and represented energy companies in handling commercial disputes, including participating in litigation or arbitration.

Career

Before joining Broad & Bright as partner, Mr. He worked with Fulbright & Jaworski LLP as a senior counsel and with Schlumberger as Legal Manager, taking charge of the company’s legal matters in six Asian countries. Prior to assuming the post in Schlumberger, Mr. He had worked in a division of CNPC responsible for international business for six years, and held the post of Deputy Legal Manager.

Languages

Chinese and English

Member

National Bar of China Member of Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN)

Education

Mr. He Yuping obtained his LL.B and LL.M in 1994 and 1999 respectively from China University of Political Science and Law. He completed the training program at Academy of International and American Law held in South Methodist University in 2001.


China: Projects and energy

PRC firms

Within: PRC firms

Broad & Bright has particular expertise in cross-border M&A and financing transactions in the oil and gas sector, and contentious matters including the resolution of environmental pollution disputes. Recent highlights include representing a Chinese oil company in a multi-jurisdictional arbitration regarding a product-sharing contract. The ‘experienced and diligent’ Libin Zhang and Yuping He head the team, which hired Ren Jiang from Shell (China).

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