Leading Lawyer in China Corporate/M&A

Mr. Cheng is recommended by market sources for his skills in dealing with transactions with a US element. "He has the benefit of being a US-trained attorney and he understands what US companies are concerned about," one client says, further highlighting his other key strengths: "He has fantastic communication skills and availability."
Chambers Asia-Pacific 2018

Rowland Cheng

Shanghai
  • 26th Floor, Two ifc,
  • 8 Century Boulevard,
  • Shanghai 200120
  • People's Republic of China
 
 

Rowland Cheng is the Managing Partner of the Shanghai office of Latham & Watkins.

Mr. Cheng has in-depth experience in representing overseas financial institutions, strategic investors, and Chinese corporations in a wide range of transactions, which includes:

  • Private equity and venture investments
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Joint ventures
  • Secured and unsecured financings

Mr. Cheng began his practice in the Los Angeles office of Latham & Watkins and was previously resident in the firm's offices in Hong Kong, Singapore, and San Francisco (where he was elected partner) prior to his current role as the Office Managing Partner in Shanghai.

 

Mr Cheng's representative experience includes advising:

  • China’s state-owned Bright Food Group in connection with its acquisition of a 75% stake in Manassen Foods from CHAMP Private Equity for a total consideration of over US$516 million
  • Various private equity and hedge funds including Fortress Investment Group, Clarity Partners, Greater Pacific Capital, Global Cleantech Capital, and The Carlyle Group in connection with their investment activities in China
  • Various multinational and strategic investors in China, including Eaton Corporation, Perot Systems, Masco Corporation, Capgemini, and Tessera Technologies Inc. in connection with their investment activities in the PRC
  • A number of lenders including The Export-Import Bank of China, The Export-Import Bank of the US, JBIC, and other export credit agencies as well as a consortium of international commercial bank agents, in connection with the US$11.7 billion financing of a liquefied natural gas project in Papua New Guinea, which was named "Project Finance Deal of the Year 2010" by Asian-Counsel
 
 
 
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