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Weifeng GUO

Partner
Locations:Beijing
Title:Partner
Tel:+86 10 5268 2888
Fax:+86 10 5268 2999
Working Language: Chinese/ English
Weifeng GUO is a senior lawyer in the securities and private equity investment fund sectors. With nearly 20 years of practical experience, GUO has long served clients such as listed companies and private equity funds. GUO specializes in providing legal services for private equity investment funds, corporate investment and financing, reform of mixed ownership, and listing, etc.
Representative Matters
  • Investment Fund

  • Advised Tianjin Venture Capital Guidance Fund, one of the first government guidance funds in China, for its establishment and daily business (2001)

  • Advised Tianjin Chengxin Venture Capital Co., Ltd.,one of the first overseas venture capital institutions in China, for its establishment, operation and clearing project of management organizations(2001), 

  • Advised TEDA Investment, Tianjin Venture Capital and Haitai Investment in their daily management and investment projects  

  • Advised SAIF Partners Growth Venture Capital Fund and Management Agency, China’s first Sino-foreign cooperative unincorporated fund in their investment projects (2005) 

  • Participated in the project research of the establishment of Bohai Industrial Investment Fund , one of the first national pilot industry investment funds (2005) 

  • Participated in providing legal services for the establishment of Coastal Shipbuilding Industry Investment Fund, the national pilot industrial investment fund (2006)  

  • Provided legal services for the establishment of a series of venture capital funds under the Chinese Academy of Sciences, including Guoke Ruihua fund, Guoke Ruiqi fund, and Guoke Jiahe fund 

  • Advised China Academy of Science for the establishment of the mother fund and the management agency of CAS 

  • Advised Beijing Guoke Ruihua Strategic Emerging Industry Investment Fund for its incorporation 

  • Provided legal services for the establishment of Guizhou Industrial Investment Fund - CAS Guiyin Fund and management agency 

  • Advised Beijing SME Venture Capital Guidance Fund for its selection of fund manager and    cooperation with its sub-funds

  • Provided legal services for Buchang Family Office & Fund

  • Provided legal services for CHAMC investment funds 

  • Provided legal service for the mother fund of CGP Investment   

  • Corporate Reform and Listing 

  • Advised on corporate shareholding reform and NEEQ listing for Gold Earth New Energy, Creative Star Art Kids, Leishen Technology, etc.

  • Advised a number of companies proposing to go public for their shareholding reform and listing  

  • Advised on the mixed ownership reform of China Architecture Design and Research Group, a key project of the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission

  • Advised on the reform of the mixed ownership of the subsidiaries of Xiangyu Group, the pilot company of the “Double Hundred Enterprises” for state-owned enterprise reform (first employee stock ownership plan of Xiamen SASAC)

  • Advised on mixed ownership reform of Tianjin Yumeijing Group 

  • M&A and Asset Restructuring 

  •  Advised on investment and M&A for well-known institutions such as TEDA Technology, China Equity Group, Haida Investment and Prosperity Investment 

  • Advised the listed company Zhongjin Gold on M&A projects

  • Advised Buchang Group and its listed companies on investment and M&A projects

  • Advised Yellow River Aluminum and Power on M&A (one of the top ten M&A cases in the year)

  • Advised on the acquisition of listed companies such as UNIDA Technology, Jingxi Tourism and Qinghai Gelatin

  • Advised listed company Shenzhou Yiqiao (Shunliban) on several major asset restructuring projects

Education Background
  • Doctor of Management, Nankai University (2016)

  • Master of International Economic Law, Nankai University (2006)

  • Bachelor of Laws, Tianjin University (2000)

Professional Qualifications
  • Bar admission in P.R. China

Recognitions and Affiliations
  • “Financial Lawyer of the Year” (2013, Fangyuan Magazine)

  • “Leading Lawyer in Corporate/Commercial Law” (Chambers Rankings of Lawyers 2015~2018)

  • Arbitrator of Tianjin Arbitration Commission 

  • External expert of Asset Management Association of China   

  • Council member of IAC Venture Capital Committee/Deputy director of Industry Self-Regulation Office

  • Deputy Director of Finance and Finance Committee of CNDCA Tianjin 

  • Member of expert pool of Beijing SME Service Center

  • Independent director of listed companies such as Tianjin Motor Dies & Saixiang Technology

Selected Publications
  • “Deduction and construction of family fund functions from the perspective of Chinese law”. China Venture Capital, 2017(12), pp. 52-56

  • Evaluating the green corporate social responsibility of manufacturing corporations from a green industry law perspective. International Journal of Production Research, 2015. 53(2): p. 665-674. (SCI)

  • Establishing a criteria system for green production. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part B Journal of Engineering Manufacture, 2014. 229. (SCI)

  • “Research on the impact of corporate M&A experience and board characteristics on M&A strategic decision-making”. Modern Management Science, 2015(7): pp. 94-96 

  • “Research on the impact of the strategic decision-making mechanism of the GEM private enterprises on corporate performance”. Journal of Management Sciences, 2014 (2), pp. 1-14 

  • “The end of PE regulation”. China Entrepreneur, 2013(12): p. 32

  • “On the improvement of the external governance mechanism of the PE/VC industry through the regulatory game”. China Venture Capital, 2013 (01)

  • “Discussion on the legal issues of urbanization investment funds”. China Venture Capital, 2013 (01)

  • “Reflections on the PE partner tax collection system”. The Property Guide, 2012 (11)  

  • Co-author, Legal Practice on Corporate Reform and Issuance and Listing (Revised Edition), Law Press, April 2008

  • Co-author, Research on Legal Issues of Non-Securities Investment Funds, China Finance Press, February 2011

  • Co-author, Legal Practice Guidelines for Equity and Venture Capital in China, China Economic Publishing House, January 2013

  • Co-author, Compilation of Basic Knowledge Base of Equity Investment Funds and Laws and Regulations ,China Financial Publishing House, August 2016

  • Co-author, Equity Investment Fund, China Financial Publishing House, September 2017;

  • Author, Research on Internal Governance Issues of Limited Partnership Private Equity Funds, Economic Daily Press, June 2017

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