Philip is recognized as one of China's top lawyers for his work in the TMT (Technology, Media & Telecoms) sector. He has extensive experience advising on investment structuring, market entry, M&A, private financing & IPOs, regulatory compliance and partnerships.
As a founding partner of TransAsia Lawyers, Philip is well-known for his representation of numerous leading multinationals with regard to their activities in the media, technology, Internet, e-commerce, wireless, film, TV and education sectors. With expertise in the content-related aspects of such activities as well as the technological aspects, Philip is regularly sought by the foremost industry players on a wide range of convergence matters. He has advised on a number of ground-breaking market entry initiatives in the technology, telecom, publishing and broadcast sectors, including the first retail chain store and first wholesale distribution joint venture in the publishing sector, the first major foreign satellite TV channel local carriage deal, and approx. one-third of all foreign-invested telecom joint ventures (which includes a number of leading US technology companies) since China entered the WTO, as well as some of the largest M&A and financing transactions to date in China’s TMT sector.
Philip has been equally active in advising Chinese entrepreneurs in these areas on major financing, partnerships, IPOs (including the US IPOs of Renren.com, Youku.com and Sohu.com) and M&A transactions (such as the Baidu-Qunar deal and Alibaba-Yahoo China deal).
Philip's practice also focuses on venture capital and private equity investment in China. He has received extensive recognition for his representation of leading market players and involvement in both regulatory and commercial issues across a wide array of industries (e.g., the TMT, education, clean tech, retail and healthcare).
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