Cheng-Ling Chen

  • Corporate Attorney
  • 505 Montgomery Street
  • Suite 2000
  • San Francisco, CA 94111-6538
  • USA
  • T +1.415.395.8048


Cheng-Ling Chen is a corporate attorney in the San Francisco office. She has experience in secured and unsecured project financings, leverage buy-out transactions, and corporate transactions including initial public offerings and mergers and acquisitions. 

Ms. Chen's representative matters include advising:

  • Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. on its initial public offering of 30,337,000 American Depositary Shares on the NYSE.
  • Longtop Financial Technologies Limited on its initial public offering of 11,999,675 American Depositary Shares listed on the NYSE.
  • Vimicro International Corporation on its initial public offering of 8,697,063 American Depositary Shares on the NASDAQ.
  • Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. on their US$2.4 billion acquisition of Cogentrix Energy, Inc. The deal included the assumption of US$2.3 billion in debt.
  • Scios on their US$2.4 billion acquisition by Johnson & Johnson.
  • DZ Bank AG on the conversion of defaulted construction loans into term loans for the 585-MW dispatchable, natural gas-fired generating facility located in Pleasant Hill, Missouri.
  • Credit Lyonnais on providing a portion of the construction and term financing for the development, operation, and maintenance of the Rocky Mountain Energy Center project.
  • BRE Properties on a US$350 million credit facility by Bank of America.
  • Bright Now Dental on a refinancing of senior secured US$100 million debt and a mezzanine unsecured US$43,650,000 financing.

Ms. Chen is qualified to practice before the California bar. She is fluent in English, Mandarin Chinese, Taiwanese, and conversational Spanish.


Thought Leadership

  • China Issues New Cybersecurity Law to Protect Children -  September 09, 2019
  • Beijing Municipal Government’s Three-Year Action Plan to Boost Foreign Investment in China -  August 19, 2019
  • China Introduces New Foreign Investment Law, Negative Lists, and Encouraged Industries Catalogue -  August 02, 2019
Bar Qualification
  • California
  • MFA, University of San Francisco, 2011
  • JD, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, 2002
  • BA, Brown University, 1999
  • English
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Spanish
  • Chinese (Other)
  • Project Development & Finance