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Joanna Jiang

T: +86 21 2250 6925 Email Joanna | vCard Office: Guangzhou

Joanna Jiang Partner

Contact details

Joanna Jiang

Joanna Jiang
Partner

T: +86 21 2250 6925 Email Joanna | vCard Office: Guangzhou

Joanna is a partner at Wei Tu law firm* focusing on M&A, PE/VC investments, Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOP) and private wealth advice. She represents top tier clients including Goldman Sachs, OCBC, listed companies, Fortune 500 companies, and biopharma and high-tech startups.
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In the private wealth sector, she has extensive knowledge in cross-border structures, trust and estate planning, and business succession planning. Her practice centres on handling complex issues including corporate restructuring across multiple jurisdictions, and establishing trusts for succession planning and compliance with a view to de-risking and mitigating tax exposure.

Joanna forms strong relationships with her clients. She is attentive, dedicated and can offer innovative solutions.

She was named as a Rising Star by the China Business Law Journal in 2023 and has been recommended in Legal 500 Asia-Pacific. Joanna was invited to contribute to the China chapter of the International Comparative Legal Guides: PE and M&A in the 2016 to 2019 editions. She is an alumna of the China Europe International Business School. She obtained the STEP Advantage Certificate in Trusts: Law and Practice (International).

Prior to joining, Joanna was a partner at a top tier PRC law firm.

* Wei Tu (a PRC law firm registered in Guangzhou) and Stephenson Harwood (a law firm registered in Hong Kong) are in a CEPA association under the name “Stephenson Harwood - Wei Tu (China) Association”. CEPA (Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement) is a free trade agreement concluded between Mainland China and Hong Kong. Under CEPA, Hong Kong based law firms are permitted to operate in association with Mainland Chinese law firms to provide comprehensive legal services in Mainland China governed by Chinese and non-Chinese laws.

  • Public and private M&A
  • Private equity
  • Private wealth

Advised a US client (IT service provider) Technology Integration Group on a global M&A transaction.

Advised Warburg Pincus on its takeover of a large private- owned enterprise in China.

Advised Vetfamily an affiliate of a Swedish listed company on its acquisition of a local company.

Advised Bystronic on its acquisition of a local company.

Advised a social creative company Verawom on its acquisition by Aegis Group plc.

Advised Joyvio (an investment platform of Legend Holdings) on its acquisition of a NEEQ company.

Advised GLP (a leading warehouse operator) on its several acquisition projects.

Advised Phoenix Property Investors on its investment and sale of a commercial property.

Advised Technology Integration Group, SABIC and other multinational corporations on the foreign investments in China.

More: Public and private M&A

Advised Goldman Sachs on its investment in a large multinational restaurant chain.

Advised OCBC on its investment in a K12 online education group.

Advised a consortium of private equity investors on raising RMB 4.5 billion for an entity by investing in it, and on the entity’s subsequent acquisition of an overseas target company of a well-known Chinese education enterprise from CVC.

Advised several biopharma companies, biotech companies and high-tech companies on the equity financing and red-chip restructuring.

Advised Lily & Beauty on its US$ fund investment.

Advised CDH Investments in its investment in a pre-IPO biopharma company.

Advised a French cosmetics company on its equity financing.

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Advised ultrahigh net worth clients on designing a cross-border corporate structure and offshore trust.

Advised several controlling shareholders of a listed companies on family succession planning.

Advised a beneficially owner of a pre-IPO manufacturing group on the formation of a Singapore family office and an offshore trust.

Advised a beneficially owner of a commercial real estate group in Sichuan on the cross-border corporate restructuring and tax planning.

Advised private banks, family office on certain wealth management and estate planning related matter and provided succession planning related advice to their clients.

More: Private wealth

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