“Experienced in advising overseas financial institutions, strategic investors, and Chinese corporations on private equity and venture investments, M&A deals, and joint ventures”The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020

Rowland Cheng

  • 45-11, Two ifc,
  • 8 Century Boulevard,
  • Shanghai 200120
  • People's Republic of China

Rowland Cheng advises Chinese and international clients on a range of corporate and finance transactions.

Mr. Cheng regularly represents international financial institutions, strategic investors, and Chinese corporations in a wide range of transactions, including:

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

Mr. Cheng began practicing in the Los Angeles office of Latham & Watkins and was previously resident in the firm's offices in Hong Kong, Singapore, and San Francisco.

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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