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Charles Ching

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Charles Ching

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Charles Ching is a partner in the Corporate Department and heads the Firm's China practice. He represents financial sponsors and corporate clients on cross-border M&A and investment transactions, with particular focus on private equity investments in China-based businesses, outbound M&A by Chinese buyers, and regional joint ventures and other corporate transactions. He regularly advises China-based clients on some of the most complex and noteworthy public and private M&A transactions in the United States and globally, having practiced previously in New York and Hong Kong.

Charles is recognized as a leading transactional lawyer by Chambers Asia-Pacific and Legal 500 Asia Pacific, and is cited as a "Highly Regarded" lawyer for M&A in China by IFLR1000 Asia-Pacific. Chambers noted that clients have praised Charles for being "key" to transactions as "[h]is legal assessment is comprehensive and to the point." IFLR1000 referred to him as a "strong communicator, commercially-minded, knowledgeable about the law, responsive/easy to track down."

With approximately 1,100 lawyers in offices around the world, Weil operates according to the "one firm" principle, allowing us to bring the right mix of firm-wide skill and local-market presence to deliver the coordinated legal advice necessary to help our clients achieve their sophisticated goals and objectives.

Our Shanghai office, opened in 2004, is one of two Weil offices in Asia. Our Shanghai team has extensive experience advising Chinese and international clients on transactions in mainland China and throughout Asia.

Our lawyers in Shanghai provide critical legal services for clients facing the growing demands and challenges in China and other Asian markets.

Working with others in the Firm, our lawyers in Shanghai advise on transactions in a number of different areas, including:

  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • Private Equity
  • International securities offerings
  • Joint ventures
  • Restructurings

Our Shanghai office also advises clients with regard to technology- and intellectual property-related matters, including corporate transactions, licensing and technology transfers, intellectual property management, and strategic intellectual property counseling, as well as matters related to life sciences, information technology, and telecommunications.

As China's emerging influence on the world economy continues to grow, enormous opportunities for companies doing business in Asia have arisen. Our team of lawyers in Shanghai assists clients in meeting the growing demands and challenges they face in the Asian markets.

Weil Advises Advent International on its Investment in VNU Exhibitions Asia

Weil represented Advent International in connection with its investment in VNU Exhibitions Asia, a leading host of exhibitions and conferences in China. The transaction was announced on February 2, 2024.

Headquartered in Shanghai, VNU EA has a significant presence in China, operating across 10 cities and hosting over 20 exhibitions and conferences each year. The company has a track record of nearly 30 years and specializes in exhibition and conference solutions for global customers across four industries: pet food and supplies, paving materials and building construction and dŽcor, 3D printing and additive manufacturing, and agriculture/agri-tech. VNU EA will change its English name to Globus Events to better reflect its growth potential following the partnership with Advent International.

The Weil team was led by China Private Equity partner Charles Ching, and included Shanghai-based counsel Yujing Liu and associate Yang Mo.

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