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Han Kun Law Offices

9/F, OFFICE TOWER C1, ORIENTAL PLAZA, NO. 1 EAST CHANG AN AVE., BEIJING 100738, CHINA
Tel:
Work +86 10 8525 5500
Email:
Web:
www.hankunlaw.com
Beijing, HONG KONG, SHANGHAI 200041,, Shenzhen

Min DUAN

Tel:
Work 010-8525 4666
Email:
Han Kun Law Offices

Work Department

Transaction

Position

Partner

Career

Before joining Han Kun, Mr. Duan was a partner at Morgan Lewis, one of the largest
law firms headquartered in the United States. Mr. Duan also worked with a several
top US and British law firms in Hong Kong and Beijing. His practice areas include
inbound and outbound mergers and acquisitions, private equity financings, tax and
regulatory advice on various complex cross border transactions covering M&As,
overseas greenfield investment and IP licensing. Mr. Duan specializes in assisting
clients to design transaction structures and prepare documentation that both meet
business objectives and comply with legal requirements.
Mr. Duan has represented Chinese and international companies in a variety of corporate
transactions, including acquisitions by Chinese buyers of US public and private
companies or assets and acquisitions by foreign investors of various Chinese companies.
Mr. Duan’s representative transactions:
 Represented GRIMN in connection with its proposed acquisition of the global
assets of Molycorp, a US company that entered into the bankruptcy process;
 Represented Huamao Propertiesin connection with the restructuring of its overseas
shareholding structure;
 Represented the special committee of Pansoft, a China-based software developer
listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market, in connection with its MBO and
privatization transaction;
 Represented Pearson PLC in connection with the acquisition of Global Education,
a China based language training company listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market;
 Represented Pearson in its acquisition of the China business of Wall Street English;
 Represented SK Capital in connection with its acquisition of the chemical business
of Archroma in China.

Languages

Mandarin Chinese (native) and English (fluent)

Education

Mr. Duan graduated from the University of International Business and Economics in
Beijing with an LL.B. degree, and from the NYU School of Law with an LL.M. degree
in international taxation.


China: Private equity/venture capital

Private equity/venture capital: PRC firms

Within: Private equity/venture capital: PRC firms

Han Kun Law Offices is 'a great firm that is well balanced as a mainland China-based practice; it not only identifies issues, it also provides solutions to those issues'. The team is highly rated for its advice to venture capital and private equity firms on their investments and fundraising in China. Recent work includes advising China's Meituan-Dianping, an online platform for movie ticketing, food delivery, restaurant bookings, beauty services, travel and luxury goods, on its $4bn series C round of equity financing; the assistance included legal opinions, deal negotiations and various financing documents. The practice also acted for China Structural Reform Fund Corporation in its investment in JD Finance, which involved designing the structure of a fund and negotiating a limited partners agreement. The names to note are Yijun Chao, Dafei Chen, Chaoying Li, Ying Yang and Loretta Li, along with Yixin Lin and Min Duan. Counsels Sheng Li and Zaiguang Lu are also highly regarded.

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