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Zhong Lun Law Firm

31, 36, 37/F, SK TOWER, 6A JIANGOUMENWAI AVENUE, CHAOYANG DISTRICT, BEIJING 100022, CHINA
Tel:
Work +86 10 5957 2288
Fax:
Fax +86 10 6568 1022
Email:
Web:
www.zhonglun.com
Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Shenzhen

Kejun Guo

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Work +8610 59572288
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Zhong Lun Law Firm

Work Department

Capital Markets/Securities,Private Equity & Investment Funds,Banking and Finance

Position

Securities; Merger and Acquisition; Funds Establishment and Investment

Career

Kejun Guo is a senior partner at Zhong Lun Capital Market Department. As a member of the PRC bar and the NY State bar, Mr. Guo achieved BEc from Renmin University of China Law School in 1997, and two LL.M. degrees, one from Peking University Law School in 2002, the other from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law in 2003. Before joining Zhong Lun, he worked at Deheng Law Offices, King & Wood, and a department of the Chinese Central Government. Mr. Guo has practiced law for 12 years.

Languages

Chinese (native) and English (proficient)

Member

Zhong Lun Charity Foundation Council; China Venture Capital & Private Equity Association Standing Council; Huafu Top Dyed Melange Yarn Co., Ltd. Independent Director; SIASUN Robot & Automation Co., Ltd. Independent Director

Education

Southern Methodist University, LL.M Peking University, Master of Law Renmin University, Bachelor of Economy


China: Capital markets

Capital markets: PRC firms

Within: Capital markets: PRC firms

Zhong Lun Law Firm handles large number of onshore and offshore listings for its substantial client roster; it also advises on pre-IPO restructuring, private placements, and large-scale M&A transactions for listed companies. Recent transactions include advice to Huawei Investment on the issuance of $5bn medium-term notes by Proven Glory Capital; Sinotrans received assistance with its merger with Sinotrans Air Transportation Development through share swap; and Bank of China (Hong Kong) instructed the team on a RMB10bn bond issuance. Key practitioners include Anthony Zhao, Limin Chen, Kejun Guo, Shirley Wang and Julia Zhu.

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China: Corporate and M&A

Corporate and M&A: PRC firms

Within: Corporate and M&A: PRC firms

Zhong Lun Law Firm's capability of handling large cross-border transaction was on display again when a team led by Shiwei Zhang assisted a consortium of investors as PRC counsel with their $2bn purchase of McDonald's business in China through an offshore SPV; when William Qiu advised a PRC state-controlled company Naura on its acquisition of Akrion Systems, a US-based supplier of wet-processing systems; and when outbound investment specialist Audry Li, capital markets specialist Kejun Guo and antitrust partner Scott Yu advised Barrick Gold on its cooperation with Shandong Gold Group relating to the Veladero mine in Argentina involving a mix of share purchase and joint venture. On the domestic transaction side, Anthony Zhao and William Jia acted for Ctrip's invested portfolio companies Tongcheng Network on its $1.8bn merger with E- Dragon, while Victor Yu advised Tencent on its investment in a unicorn company UBTECH, Chinese AI and humanoid robotic company. The team is also particularly active in the pharmaceutical sector, and recently advised Shanghai Pharmaceuticals on its acquisition of Cardinal Health's China drug distribution business. Scott Guan is recommended for advising foreign companies in inbound transactions. Senior associates Mei Han, Haoze Li, and Yang Zhong are also recommended.

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China: Investment funds

Investment funds: PRC firms

Within: Investment funds: PRC firms

Zhong Lun Law Firm fields lawyers who are experienced in fund formation, fundraising, investments, project management and fund exits. The practice advised a France-based private equity and venture capital firm on establishing and registering its RMB fund management company. Jason Liu has particular expertise in TMT, insurance and healthcare as well as structured financing; Catherine Chen's practice is focused on private equity fund raising, establishment and investment, along with M&A deals and capital markets; Lefan Gong advises clients on fund formation, establishing red-chip structures, and wealth management related matters. Other notable practitioners are Kejun Guo and senior associate Lulu Jiang.

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China: Private equity/venture capital

Private equity/venture capital: PRC firms

Within: Private equity/venture capital: PRC firms

Zhong Lun Law Firm's private equity and investment funds practice group covers fund formation, fundraising, investments, project management and fund exits; and its deal experience includes both the establishment of domestic RMB and offshore USD funds. It acted for GLP, a warehouse operator, in its fund investments; advised Tencent on its series B investment in YonghuiYunchuang, an incubator of new retail projects; and assisted Kingsoft Cloud, a cloud service provider and unicorn start-up in the PRC, with its series D financing. Anthony Zhao has particular expertise in advising on cross-border transactions that combine both offshore and onshore structures. Other recommended advisers are Victor Yu, Jason Liu, Lefan Gong, Kejun Guo, Bill Shang and Julia Zhu. Key non-equity partners are Bijun Huang  and Ted Hu.

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