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James Chang


James Chang focuses on public and private cross-border M&A and private equity transactions, corporate governance, securities law and leveraged finance. He regularly advises acquirers, sellers, boards, management and sponsors in M&A transactions as well as related debt and equity financings.

James also has wealth of experience advising investors and companies on early stage and growth capital investments, as well as advising leading corporations and investment funds on US securities regulations and corporate governance matters. James' practice involves a wide range of sectors including technology, media, telecommunications, healthcare, life sciences, energy and advanced manufacturing. He is also a member of our Global Insurance Sector Group.

In recent years, James has worked on a number of high profile cross-border acquisitions involving US and European targets. He also actively advises multinationals in their acquisition and investment activities in China.

James is one of few lawyers in Greater China with experience in proxy contests and shareholder activism. He has helped both management and shareholders secure victories in hard fought activist campaigns on multiple occasions.

James is a regular speaker on corporate and securities law topics. He has lectured at a number of law schools including the Renmin University School of Law and the Beijing Foreign Studies University International School of Business in China, and the National Academy of Legal Studies and Research in India.

Professional QualificationsAttorney-at-law admitted with the Supreme Court of New York
  • English
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Harvard Law School, J.D., 2008
  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 2005



+86 10 8520 0608
(Work, Beijing)