Firm Profile > Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP > Shanghai, China

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
26TH FLOOR
WHEELOCK SQUARE, 1717 NANJING ROAD WEST
SHANGHAI 200040
China

China > Private equity: foreign firms

Hogan Lovells International LLP‘s China private equity practice acts for private equity sponsors, limited partners, and public and private companies. Heavily involved in high-value and mid-cap transactions, the team focuses on the TMT, and life sciences and health care sectors; and offers integrated international and domestic Chinese legal expertise through its association with the PRC’s Fujian Fidelity Law Firm in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone. In mainland China, the practices of Greater China chair Jun Wei and Lu Zhou include private equity matters; Philip Cheng assists Western businesses with China-related investments; Liang Xu is a joint venture and M&A expert; and in 2020, the department bolstered its team through the recruitment of Shanghai-based private equity partners Don WilliamsTony Mou and Cheng Xu from Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP. Leading the team from Hong Kong, Stephanie Tang advises private equity sponsors on public and private M&A deals.

Sheppard Mullin is a full service AmLaw 50 firm with more than 1,000 attorneys in 15 offices located in the United States, Europe and Asia. Specifically the firm has US offices throughout California and in New York, Washington, DC, Dallas and Chicago, and its international offices are located in London, Brussels, Shanghai and Seoul.

Since 1927, companies have turned to Sheppard Mullin to handle corporate and technology matters, high stakes litigation and complex financial transactions. In the US, the firm’s clients include more than half of the Fortune 100.

In addition to the areas of legal practice listed in the sidebar, the firm has numerous interdisciplinary teams focused on such key industries as: aerospace and defence; communications; construction; blockchain technology and digital currency; energy; fashion; financial services; food and beverage; healthcare; hospitality; insurance; and life sciences.

Lucantonio Salvi was elected as chairman of the firm’s executive committee in March 2021.

Sheppard Mullin is a firm that truly puts clients first. And this sets it apart. The firm doesn’t just give lip service to client service. Sheppard Mullin regularly gives ‘Clients First’ awards to attorneys and staff members who ‘go the extra mile’ for clients. Client service is part of the culture and permeates everything the firm does.

The firm recognizes the importance of diversity and the need to create a workplace of inclusion. Law firms need, and clients demand, a team of attorneys that is as diverse as the world in which they practice. Achieving and maintaining diversity is key to effective client service – a core value of the firm. The firm repeatedly gets a 100% ranking from the Human Rights Campaign.

At Sheppard Mullin, the firm encourages attorneys to help pro bono clients. Coast-to-coast, the firm has compiled an admirable record in providing community service and legal services to those in need. The firm achieved two historic victories on behalf of New York City’s persons with disabilities that were featured in American Lawyer magazine. One of the firm’s partners is the recipient of the American Bar Association’s Pro Bono Publico Award which honors those who have enhanced the human dignity of others by improving or delivering volunteer legal services to the nation’s poor and disadvantaged.

Department Name Email Telephone
Antitrust and competition Michael Scarborough
Business Trials Sascha Henry
Business trial Paul Werner
Business trial Robert Friedman
Corporate Jeralin Cardoso
Corporate Linda Giunta Michaelson
Corporate John Hempill
Entertainment & Digital Media Robb Klein
Finance and bankruptcy Ori Katz
Finance and bankruptcy Edward H Tillinghast, III
Government contracts, investigations and international trade Jonathan Aronie
Intellectual property Dan Yannuzzi
Intellectual property Laura Chapman
Labor and employment Kelly Hensley
Labor and employment Jonathan Stoler
Real estate, land use, natural resources, environmental Keith Garner
Real estate, land use, natural resources, environmental Nancy Scull
Tax Michael Chan
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Harris Gao  photo Mr Harris Gao Partner
Dr Alex Nie  photo Dr Alex Nie Dr. Nie’s practice focuses on global intellectual property (IP) protection strategy and…
Mr Michael Zhang  photo Mr Michael Zhang Special Counsel
Number of Partners : 400
Number of Other Fee-Earners : 530
Other Staff : 800+
Chairman : Lucantonio Salvi (lsalvi@sheppardmullin.com
Vice Chairman : Jon Newby (jnewby@sheppardmullin.com)
Managing Partner : Robert Beall (rbeall@sheppardmullin.com)
MaryJeanette Dee : Managing Partner, MaryJeanette Dee (mdee@sheppardmullin.com)

Sheppard Mullin has a full-service office in Shanghai, and we are well positioned to serve our clients’ interests in this part of the world. Our offices handle international matters involving not only China but also Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam and other markets in the region.

The lawyers and legal consultants in our China offices have legal expertise in the corporate and securities, finance, commercial, trade, intellectual property and disputes fields.  The offices are fully integrated into the Firm’s established practice groups, thus allowing for seamless service across borders and time zones.  For more information, visit www.sheppardmullin.com

Department Name Email Telephone
Chairman Lucantonio Salvi lsalvi@sheppardmullin.com
Vice Chairman Jon Newby jnewby@sheppardmullin.com
Managing Partner MaryJeanette Dee mdee@sheppardmullin.com
Managing Partner Robert Beall rbeall@sheppardmullin.com
Shanghai Office Managing Partner Michael Zhang mzhang@sheppardmullin.com