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Alan Seem

Alan Seem


Alan Seem's practice includes SEC-registered and Rule 144A/Regulation S securities offerings, mergers & acquisitions, venture capital and emerging growth companies, private equity investments, fund-related matters and going-private transactions. He also regularly advises companies and their boards of directors on corporate governance issues, including SEC/stock exchange compliance, board and management duties and responsibilities, environmental, social and governance (ESG) and other disclosure-related matters. He is also fluent in Mandarin Chinese.

Bar admissionsCaliforniaNew York


Securities Offerings
  • An EV truck company in its pending U.S. IPO
  • Navitas Semiconductor in its follow-on equity offering
  • UpHealth, Inc. in a PIPE financing of shares and warrants
  • Brookline Capital in the de-SPAC acquisition of Apexigen
  • GenScript Biotech Corporation in the IPO and U.S. listing of its subsidiary, Legend Biotech Corporation
  • Multiple registered equity follow-on offerings for QuickLogic Corp.
  • Benitec Biopharma Ltd. in a redomiciliciation transaction from Australia to the U.S. and and Nasdaq listing
  • Underwriters of a Rule 144A placement by MacDonald Dettwiler
  • Super Micro Computer, Inc. in its Nasdaq relisting
  • Numerous China-based companies (or their underwriters) in their IPOs and follow-on offerings on the NYSE or Nasdaq, including Weibo, Renren, SMIC, New Oriental Education, Giant Interactive, China Rapid Finance, TAL Education, HiSoft, BitAuto, Sincere Pharma, Nuokang Biopharma, Qunar, Mindray Medical, CTrip, Hanwha-SolarOne (f.k.a. Solarfun), Acquity Group, China Mass Media, Xiniya Fashion, Zhongpin, SYSWIN, Ambow Education, Lentuo International, Acorn International and Qiaoxing Mobile
  • Numerous China-based companies (or their underwriters) on their IPOs on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, including SMIC, China Mobile, Bank of China, China Netcom, PetroChina, Bank of Communications, Metallurgical Corp. of China, China Coal, Mianyang Xinchen, Zoomlion, SPT Energy, MIE Holdings, Shanshui Cement, Ruinian International and Besunyen
Mergers & Acquisitions/Private Equity/Joint Ventures
  • SoftBank in its $3 billion investment in ByteDance
  • Cargomatic, Inc. in its formation of a joint venture in Thailand with an affiliate of Siam Motors in the logistics industry
  • QubicaAMF Worldwide, the largest bowling entertainment company in the world, in its Product Integration and Marketing Agreement with Block, Inc. and its affiliates relating to payment solutions
  • Qubiqle, Inc. (d.b.a. Plate IQ) in a sale of a majority equity stake to FTV
  • Autonomous driving company in its sale to Apple
  • KL Grindr Holdings Inc. in its sale to San Jacinco Acquisition Corp.
  • QuickLogic Corp. in its acquisition of SensiML Corp.
  • NEA in its investment in Uber China
  • Landing.AI in its joint venture with Zoomlion relating to the development of "smart" farm equipment
  • Acquity Group in its acquisition by Accenture
Venture Capital/Emerging Growth Companies
  • NEA in various investments in China, including Cista System, Tuya, Availink, DeepAssist and Simple Rose
  • RPS Ventures in various portfolio investments, including Molekule, ReliaQuest, Rent the Runway, Pavilion Data, AlphaCredit
  • LDV partners in various portfolio investments and divestments, including Creator, Elemind Technologies, Impossible Foods, Spot Biosystems, CompilerWorks
  • Leadon Sales in its formation and Series A offering
  • Fortanix, Inc. in a Series B financing, convertible note financing and various other corporate matters
  • ICM Limited in an investment in Pandia Health
  • Australian company Ilwella in connection with its investment in Dash Fund II
  • CDP Group in its Series B financing
  • Series A financings of China DRTV, Peptalk, Yuan Chan and Hangzhou Easycom
Fund-related Matters
  • RPS Ventures in the formation of its first venture capital fund
  • LDV Partners in the formation of its second venture capital fund and a parallel fund
  • Startup Capital Ventures in the formation of a new fund
  • Xianghe Fund in its establishment as a venture capital fund
SEC/Stock Exchange Compliance/Corporate Governance/ESG
  • Numerous U.S. and foreign private issuer clients in their SEC and stock exchange compliance and reporting, including Predictive Oncology, UpHealth, Inc., QuickLogic Corp., Super Micro Computer, Inc., Generation Asia, Legend Biotech Corporation, Guangshen Railway Company Limited, SINA, Brilliance China Automotive, and GigaMedia Limited
  • SEMI, a leading semiconductor industry association, in various corporate and restructuring matters
  • Super Micro Computer and QuickLogic with their board self-assesssments
  • Established the first Women's Liveihood Bond for IIX for micro-lending to women-led businesses in Asia
Going Private Transactions
  • Going private transactions for Pactera, AsiaInfo-Linkage, China Executive Education, China Mass Media, Zhaopin and Xiniya Fashion
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • J.D., Columbia University School of Law

  • B.A., Dartmouth College

  • Beijing Normal University (Chinese language study)


    Tunghai University (Chinese language study)


Prior Experience

  • Former head, Shearman & Sterling’s Asia Capital Markets Group and Beijing Office Managing Partner

Memberships And Affiliations

  • Member, Board of Trustees of the California Pacific Medical Center Foundation
  • Member of the Executive Committee and Finance Committee
  • Chair of the Grants & Disbursements Committee
  • Member of Bay Area Council China Committee
  • Senior Sponsor in Global Scholarship Programme for DLA Piper Fellows
  • Mentor to law students in Santa Clara University Law School’s Entrepreneurs’ Law Clinic and Tech Edge Program
  • Board member emeritus of Chinese American Lawyers of the Bay Area (CALOBA)
  • Assistant Scoutmaster – Troop 33, Los Altos, CA
  • Innovator Member of the Asia Society of Northern California



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(Work, Silicon Valley)