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Lee Edwards

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Shearman & Sterling LLP

Work Department

Mergers & Acquisitions

Position

Lee Edwards is the managing partner in Shearman & Sterling’s Beijing office and head of our China Mergers & Acquisitions practice. He has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions and foreign direct investment transactions. Mr. Edwards has represented Chinese and international corporations in going private, tender offers, stock and asset purchase transactions, venture capital and private equity transactions and in the establishment of Sino-foreign joint ventures. Mr. Edwards speaks Mandarin and has practiced in the firm’s Beijing office since 1994. He has been consistently recognized as a leading lawyer for M&A and Private Equity by major legal directories including Chambers Asia, APL500, IFLR 1000 and Asialaw.

Languages

English; Mandarin Chinese

Education

Columbia University School of Law, J.D., 1992; Articles Editor, Columbia Journal of Chinese Law, 1990-1992; Columbia College, B.A., 1986


China: Corporate and M&A

Corporate and M&A: foreign firms

Within: Leading individuals

Lee Edwards - Shearman & Sterling LLP

Within: Corporate and M&A: foreign firms

Shearman & Sterling LLP is highly rated for going-private transactions for US-listed Chinese companies. Examples include the team's advice to the board of directors of NYSE-listed Zhaopin on its sale to SEEK International Investments Pty, Zhaopin’s controlling shareholder, and Hillhouse Capital Group and Fountain Vest Partners. Lee Edwards is a senior M&A partner; Xiaogang (Sean) Wang regularly acts in high-profile M&A work in the energy sector; Li Chen divides her time between Hong Kong and Beijing. Hong Kong's Stephanie Tang and Paul Strecker are also highly regarded.

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China: Private equity/venture capital

Private equity/venture capital: foreign firms

Within: Leading individuals

Lee Edwards - Shearman & Sterling LLP

Within: Private equity/venture capital: foreign firms

Shearman & Sterling LLP's recent highlights include advising Primavera Capital Group on its investment in Cainiao Smart Logistics Network, the logistics arm of Alibaba Group. Within the team, Lee Edwards is particularly experienced in advising Chinese and international corporations on going-private deals, tender offers, stock and asset purchase transactions, and venture capital and private equity transactions.

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