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Xinxing Chen

Registered Foreign Lawyer
Baker & McKenzie

Biography

Xinxing Chen is a registered foreign lawyer in Baker McKenzie's Hong Kong office and a member of the Firm's Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group.

Practice Focus

Xinxing represents private equity and strategic clients in mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, private equity funds minority or control deals, leveraged buyouts and other cross-border transactions, including transactions involving businesses in China or other Chinese elements. She also advises on corporate governance matters.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised Warburg Pincus on a number of co-investment deals with its existing limited partners and/or new investors regarding various Warburg Pincus portfolios in China and other Asia Pacific areas, including with respect to Warburg Pincus' investment in the USD 8.7 billion take-private of 58.com (NYSE: WUBA), China's largest online classifieds marketplace.
  • Advised Cartesian Capital Group on an investment by Tencent Holdings Ltd. in Cartesian's portfolio company, Tim Hortons China, a joint venture with the Canada-based restaurant chain.
  • Advised KKR on its investment in Joulon, an integrated platform based in Dubai providing asset management services to the oil and gas industry globally, and a series of add-on acquisitions made by Joulon in its expansion.
  • Advised Bain Capital on:
    • its acquisition of Xiamen Qinhuai Technology Company Limited (ChinData), a leading operator of hyperscale data centers in China, from Wangsu Science & Technology Co. Ltd., as well as on the combination of ChinData with Bain Capital's existing Bridge Data Centres platform.
    • the USD 150 million funding led by Baidu and Sunshine Capital, an investment unit of Sunshine Insurance Group, to Lionbridge, a Chinese commercial vehicle leasing business controlled by Bain Capital Private Equity.
  • Advised Carlyle Group, CITIC Limited and CITIC Capital Holdings on the USD 2.08 billion acquisition of the McDonald's operations in China and Hong Kong and negotiation of a 20-year master franchise agreement, the largest McDonald's franchise in the world.
  • Advised Hillhouse on its growth investment in a Chinese enterprise software and social network service provider. 
  • Advised Snow Lake Capital on its multiple private equity growth investments to portfolios in China.
  • Advised China-based Zhejiang Hailiang Co. Ltd. on its acquisition of the Asian operations of Luvata's Tubes Division, a leading supplier of solutions for the HVACR industry, as well as PC cooling and other technologies.
  • Advised the special committee of the board of directors of NASDAQ-listed Yintech Investment Holding Limited in connection with its acquisition by a consortium led by Mr. Wenbin Chen, Mr. Ming Yan, and Ms. Ningfeng Chen, its co-founders, in a "going private" transaction.
  • Advised Arrail Dental, a Chinese private dental service provider, on its multiple rounds of equity financing transactions, including its USD 90 million Series D round funding from Goldman Sachs and Hillhouse Capital Group.

Admissions

  • New York (2012)

Education

  • New York University School of Law (LL.M.) (2011)
  • Fudan University (LL.M. in International Law) (2010)
  • Fudan University (B.A. in English Language and Literature) (2007)

Languages

  • English
  • Mandarin