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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

Foreign firms

Within: Leading individuals

Lee Edwards - Shearman & Sterling LLP

Within: Foreign firms

Shearman & Sterling LLP rehired M&A partner Li Chen, who has a particular focus on outbound acquisitions and investments by Chinese enterprises, following a six-year stint at two other international firms. In addition to China outbound acquisitions, the firm also handles going-private transactions for US-listed Chinese companies. It recently advised Bank of Communications on its acquisition of approximately 80% of Brazil’s Banco BBM’s outstanding shares. Lee Edwards, Xiaogang (Sean) Wang and Stephanie Tang are also recommended.

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China: Private equity/venture capital

Foreign firms

Within: Leading individuals

Lee Edwards - Shearman & Sterling LLP

Within: Foreign firms

Shearman & Sterling LLP handles private equity transactions, private equity and hedge fund formations and complex regulatory advice, among other matters. Beijing-based Lee Edwards is recommended for assisting Chinese and international clients with going-private deals, tender offers, stock and asset purchase transactions, and venture capital matters.

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