Ms Shifang Guo > Global Law Office > Beijing, China > Lawyer Profile

Global Law Office
15 & 20F, TOWER 1, CHINA CENTRAL PLACE
NO 81 JIANGUO ROAD, CHAOYANG DISTRICT
BEIJING 100025
China

Work Department

Shifang Guo is a partner of Global Law Office based in Shenzhen and Beijing. She specializes in M&A, capital markets, and investment fund.

Position

Ms. Guo is well-versed in cross-border investment, mergers and acquisitions. Her exceptional projects include Chem China’s 43-billion acquisition of Syngenta, A+H-share listed company Jiangxi Copper’s acquisition of Canadian listed company First Quantum shares, CMET consortium’ joint acquisition of Turkey infrastructure project, Xiaomi’s acquisition of ZiMi, A-share listed company Tongding Group’s acquisition of NASDAQ listed company UTStarcom, International Finance Corporation’s strategic investment in Postal Savings Bank of China, merger of Tongcheng and Elong, CICC Capital and ARA’s joint acquisition of The Atrium in Chengdu, Guangdong Electronics Information Industry Group Ltd.’s acquisition of A-share listed company Foshan Lighting shares from OSRAM, IDG’s acquisition of A-share listed company Shuangma, asset restructuring between Tianjin Port Holdings Co. and Tianjin Port Development, and merger restructuring of Mengniu’s subsidiaries.

Ms. Guo’s experiences in capital market transactions include IPO of Zhilian Zhaopin, AsiaInfo, Sogou, Vision China, Xueda Education, Huayu Expressways, Technovator Technology, Midas Aluminum, Xinchen Power, Molbase, Lvji Technology, Wanka, Ambow Education, RCG Holdings and O-net on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, NASDAQ and New York Stock Exchange, and RK Properties and CR Land’s bond issuance on the capital markets of Hong Kong and Singapore.

Ms. Guo also has extensive experience in fund formation. She has accommodated numerous clients in constructing or investing in RMB and USD funds both locally and abroad, which include SSF’s investment in Hillhouse Tiancheng RMB Fund II, CITIC Capital’s formation of hospital M&A fund, Jiangxi Copper Cooperation’s formation of Cayman USD fund. The fund investment projects directed by Ms. Guo include Primavera Capital Group’s investment in Cainiao of Alibaba, CAFIC’s investment in Foton’s Hong Kong joint venture project, Macquarie’s investment in Zhilian Zhaopin, and Samsung’s VC investment in Montage Technology.

Career

Ms. Shifang Guo joined Global Law Office in 2008. Ms. Guo also worked with a leading international law firm for a few years.

Languages

Chinese,English

Education

Northwestern University, Pritzker School of Law

University of International Business and Economics, Law School

Lawyer Rankings

China > Corporate and M&A: PRC firms

(Leading individuals)

Shifang GuoGlobal Law Office

Global Law Office is adept at advising on the full spectrum of Chinese M&A, and is particularly active in advising on public M&A across sectors including TMT, biotech and real estate. The group is led by Jinrong Liu and Alex Liu in Beijing alongside Shifang Guo in Shenzhen; Jinrong Liu’s experience in public markets includes handling equity and debt offerings as well as cross-border transactions, while Alex Liu offers expertise across take-privates and restructurings of companies using VIE structures. Guo has recently been instructed on a number of outbound investments by Chinese clients.

China > Private equity: PRC firms

Global Law Office offers a broad range of private equity financing matters, which includes advising on fund formation, design of investment structures, and assisting in obtaining government approvals, permits and registrations. The practice acts for both domestic and foreign venture capital and private equity funds across a wide range of industries, though it has particular industry sector strength in the TMT, education, healthcare, financial services and culture and entertainment sectors. Steven Yu and Jeffrey Zhu co-lead the practice from Shanghai. Shifang Guo specialises in cross-border M&A and private equity investment, whilst Evan Sun has extensive experience in foreign direct investment and private equity fund formation matters. Managing partner Jinrong Liu has extensive experience in a diverse range of industries acting on high-profile transactions.

China > Projects and energy: PRC firms

Global Law Office‘s array of experienced partners represent a number of PRC gas giants, trans-national mining companies and municipal governments. Zhongcheng Wang has extensive experience of the projects and energy field and has notably been consulted on the Xiong’an New Area sustainable development. This government project aims to set the trend for environmentally friendly urban development in China. Other leading figures of the practice include Miller Wang, Shifang Guo and energy investment and financing specialist Xin Zhang. Liya Peng of the Chengdu office is building a strong reputation working with large clients in the pharmaceutical and electronics manufacturing industries and has developed the firm’s presence in western China.