Stephen Peng specialises in foreign direct investment (FDI), M&A, venture capital and private equity investment, IPO, international trade and WTO trade policy.
Stephen’s practice focuses on foreign direct investment (FDI) and he has advised investors on FDI projects in China for over 10 years, representing a wide variety of clients, from major multinational corporations, large PRC state-owned enterprises and leading private companies to small- and medium-sized start-up companies.
Mr. Peng has an extensive practice advising clients on mergers and acquisitions, including venture capital and private equity investment transactions. He has been actively involved in dozens of VC and PE projects on behalf of clients such as International Data Group (IDG), CDH VC, Sequoia Capital, SAIF Capital, Intel, Carlyle, International Finance Corp (IFC), Singapore Vertex and Singapore OWW.
Mr. Peng also has substantial experience in restructuring and IPOs, in both the PRC and overseas capital markets, with particular expertise in PRC regulatory practices. Mr. Peng’s clients have been successfully listed in the US or Hong Kong or acquired by strategic investors.
In the WTO and international trade area, Mr. Peng has represented the PRC government and the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) in WTO dispute resolution negotiations and acted as chief defense counsel in the special safeguard investigations initiated by the US and Turkey against textiles and apparel from China. He represented the largest Chinese pharmaceutical producer in the first antitrust case filed in the US against Chinese companies. In addition to representing Chinese producers in antidumping and countervailing investigations, Mr. Peng also represents companies and associations in the US, EU and Taiwan in antidumping and safeguard investigations initiated in China.