Patrick H.Hu

Of Counsel

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Patrick Hu is highly experienced in representing multinational clients in cross-border M&A, private equity, financing, and commercial transactions across North America, Europe, Asia, and China. He focuses on international mergers and acquisitions, private equity, foreign direct investment, and other cross-border business transactions and represents clients in various industries including energy, automotive, telecommunications, consumer products, real estate, construction, education, and media and entertainment. He also advises and represents major Chinese state-owned and private companies in their overseas acquisitions and other investment projects.

Patrick's recent experience includes the following: representing multinational companies in the merger and acquisition, formation, and operation of wholly foreign-owned and joint venture enterprises in semiconductor, automotive, energy, chemical, home appliance, consumer products, real estate, pharmaceutical and medical device, and other commercial and industrial sectors in China; representing private equity investors and technology companies in numerous equity financing deals in telecommunications, media and entertainment, e-commerce, high-technology, real estate, and food and beverage in China; and representing major Chinese state-owned and private companies in the acquisition and operation of mining assets, energy development projects, automotive, and pharmaceutical businesses outside China.

Patrick also advises multinational clients on cross-border labor and employment matters as well as commercial dispute resolutions.

Patrick frequently speaks on international M&A deals involving China to government agencies, commerce and trade associations, as well as industry conferences and seminars. As a native of Shanghai who has practiced in the United States, Hong Kong, and China, Patrick is fluent in negotiating and preparing transactional and other legal documents in both English and Chinese.

Experience

  • Venture fund obtains advice in connection with digital currency transactionsJones Day is representing a venture fund in connection with certain proposed overseas digital currency transactions and related equity investment matters.
  • J.M. Huber sells Silica business to Evonik for $630 millionJones Day advised J.M. Huber Corporation in the sale of its Silica business unit of Huber Engineered Materials to Evonik Industries AG for $630 million.
  • EagleTree Capital acquires CORSAIR for $525 millionJones Day advised EagleTree Capital in connection with the acquisition and related financing of CORSAIR, a world leader in high-performance PC components, gaming peripherals, and enthusiast memory, from Francisco Partners for $525 million.
  • Blue Point Capital sells Trademark Games Holdings to Bertram CapitalJones Day advised Blue Point Capital Partners in connection with its sale of Trademark Games Holdings, LLC, a provider of company branded products to online retailers, to Bertram Capital.
  • GfK sells animal and crop health divisionJones Day is representing GfK SE, a market research provider, in connection with the sale of its global animal and crop health division to a consortium consisting of Inflexion, a private equity investor, and the current management.
  • Riverside acquires Arrowhead Electrical ProductsJones Day advised The Riverside Company in connection with its acquisition of Arrowhead Electrical Products, Inc., a leading supplier and global distributor of rotating electrical parts and their respective components.
  • Crowne Group acquires Vari-Form from Sun Capital PartnersJones Day represented Crowne Group LLC, a leading manufacturer and distributor of both aftermarket and original equipment manufacturer component parts for the automotive and other industrial equipment markets, in connection with the acquisition and related financing of Vari-Form, Inc., a manufacturer of lightweight, hydroformed structural parts, from Sun Capital Partners.
  • Apex International receives $80 million investment from MBK PartnersJones Day advised Apex International Corporation, an international logistics company, in connection with an $80 million equity financing transaction with MBK Partners.
  • Teradyne acquires Universal Robots for $285 millionJones Day advised Teradyne, Inc. in its $285 million acquisition of Universal Robots, a leading supplier of collaborative robots: low-cost, easy-to-deploy, and simple-to-program robots that work side by side with production workers to improve quality and increase manufacturing efficiency.
  • Micron Technology announces long-term agreement with Powertech Technology for assembly and packaging services in ChinaMicron Technology, Inc. (Micron) and Powertech Technology Inc. (PTI), a leading supplier of integrated circuit (IC) backend services, have entered into a series of agreements forming the basis of a long-term strategic relationship for assembly and packaging services in Xi'an, China.
  • U.S. manufacturer obtains arbitration award in ICC arbitration in Hong KongJones Day successfully obtained an arbitration award for a U.S. manufacturer in an ICC arbitration in Hong Kong, working with PRC local counsel.
  • Ikaria announces strategic partnership with Lee's Pharmaceutical for sale of Ikaria's INOMAX Total Care services packageJones Day advised INO Therapeutics LLC d/b/a Ikaria in a series of transactions with Lee's Pharmaceutical (Hong Kong) Limited for the promotion and sales of Ikaria's INOMAX Total Care services package (including device, drug, and accessories for neo-natal pulmonary therapy that treats infant hypoxic respiratory failures) in Greater China (including mainland China, Hong Kong/Macau and Taiwan).
  • Weir Group acquires Trio Engineered Products for $237.5 millionJones Day advised The Weir Group PLC, a leading engineering business, in its acquisition of Trio Engineered Products, a Chinese-American manufacturer of crushing and separation equipment for the mining and aggregates markets, for $237.5 million.
  • Blue Point Capital acquires OrthoLiteJones Day represented Blue Point Capital Partners in connection with its recapitalization of OrthoLite, a leading supplier of comfort insoles and related shoe components to more than 130 of the world’s leading branded footwear companies.
  • High Road Capital acquires General Tools & Instruments CompanyJones Day advised High Road Capital Partners in connection with its acquisition and related financing of General Tools & Instruments Company LLC, a designer, developer, and distributor of precision specialty hand tools and handheld test instruments.
  • MediaTek merges with MStar Semiconductor for 115 billion New Taiwan Dollars (US$3.8 billion)Jones Day represented MediaTek Inc., a fabless semiconductor company for wireless communications and digital multimedia solutions, in its tender offer for and acquisition of MStar Semiconductor, Inc. for 115 billion New Taiwan Dollars (US$3.8 billion).
  • Riverside acquires Be Green PackagingJones Day advised The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and related financing of Be Green Packaging, LLC, a manufacturer and distributor of molded and thermoformed pulp and fiber packaging solutions primarily servicing the foodservice and consumer packaging goods markets.
  • InterWrap completes sale to Quad-CJones Day advised InterWrap Inc., a global manufacturer of coated woven products and diverse multi-layer laminated reinforced plastic substrates headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, in its sale to Quad-C, a private equity firm headquartered in Charlottesville, Virginia.
  • LIXIL acquires ASD Americas Holding, owner of leading North American kitchen and bath products manufacturer American Standard Brands, for $542 million from Sun Capital PartnersJones Day advised LIXIL Corporation, a leading Japanese manufacturer of building materials and housing equipment, in its acquisition of ASD Americas Holding Corp. from Sun Capital Partners for $542 million.
  • Mitsui Chemicals acquires Heraeus Dental for €450 million (US$578 million)Jones Day advised Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. in its acquisition of the dental business of Heraeus Holding GmbH for €450 million (US$578 million).
  • Speaking Engagements

    • January 26, 2016
      CLE Academy Shanghai 2016
    • May 21, 2015
      China Seminar - China’s Transition into the “New Normal” - Issues and Strategies for Navigating China's Slowing Economy and Increasingly Challenging Business Environment
    • May 8, 2015
      Shanghai Seminar on Investment in Germany
    • April 21, 2015
      Jones Day and InterChina 2015 M&A Update - Highlights in the Draft PRC Foreign Investment Law
    • December 12, 2014
      Cooperation with In-house Legal Society on Compliance Seminars - How to Conduct Effective Compliance Training
    • October 22, 2014
      In-depth Discussion of Opportunities in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone
    • September 18, 2014
      交通银行并购联盟成立大会暨首届高峰论坛 - How to Handle Legal Risks in Outbound Deals
    • August 12, 2014
      浦东新区现代服务业促进会、上海银行 - 自贸区投融资便利化政策解读与案例分析
    • April 22, 2014
      Jones Day and InterChina M&A Update 2014 - Opportunities and Challenges in China PE Deals
    • March 6, 2014
      Opportunities and Challenges in China PE Deals, The European Chamber M&A/PE Committee Event
    • 2013年11月15日
      中国企业海外投资的风险管控研讨会
    • October 18, 2013
      China M&A Strategy and Key Considerations, Jones Day and InterChina M&A Networking Event
    • 2013年9月5日
      浦东新区现代服务业促进会法务经理人俱乐部系列活动——中国并购策略和考虑要点
    • 2013年5月9日
      浦东新区现代服务业促进会法务经理人俱乐部系列活动——并购项目法律尽职调查主要问题与策略
    • 2013年2月22日
      中国公司赴美投资圆桌讨论会
    • December 5, 2012
      Citi Year-End Investor Relations Roundtable: Variable Interest Entity (VIE) Structure and Its Key Concerns
    • December 3, 2011
      China Outbound M&A Opportunities & Experience
    • 2012年10月25日
      中国对外投资专题讨论会:如何处理海外投资的区域性问题
    • 2012年10月25日
      在华投资研讨会:外商对华投资新的挑战和机遇
    • October 25, 2012
      China Inbound Seminar: New Challenges and Opportunities for Foreign Investments in China
    • October 25, 2012
      China Outbound Focus Workshop: How to Deal With Regional Issues in Overseas Investments
    • October 24, 2012
      Outbound Seminar "Managing Legal Risks in Global Expansion of Chinese Companies"
    • October 24, 2012
      Private Equity Focus Workshop: Recent Trends in China Private Equity Investments
    • 2012年10月24日
      私募股权研讨会:中国私募股权投资最新动向
    • 2012年10月24日
      对外投资研讨会:中国公司全球扩展中的法律风险管理
    • July 4, 2012
      Foreign Investments within the PRC Legal System
    • April 12, 2012
      Due Diligence and Business valuation in M&A Deals 2012
    • November 9, 2011
      Cross-Border M&A: Asia
    • September 12-16, 2011
      Negotiating M&A Deals in China
    • April 19, 2011
      Chinese Companies Investing in Brazil
    • April 14, 2011
      Structuring and Regulatory Issues in China Private Equity Deals
    • April 7, 2011
      Major Risks in Doing Business in China
    • January 24, 2011
      Negotiating M&A Deals in China
    • November 22-25, 2009
      Foreign Investment in China 2009
    • October 20-22, 2009
      2009 Foreign Investment Climate in China
    • July 9, 2009
      Chinese Investments in the US
    • April 24, 2009
      Structuring and Legal Issues in Cross-Border M&A Deals
    • September 8-12, 2008
      Negotiating M&A Deals with Chinese Targets
    • October 31, 2007
      Introduction on Offshore Jurisdictions Concerning Foreign Investments in China
    • September 4-7,2007
      New M&A Regulations and Due Diligence in China
    • October 2006
      Regulatory Issues Concerning Foreign Investments in China
    • April 19, 2006
      Introduction to the Legal Regime in Mainland China
    • October 7, 2005
      Major Legal Issues in China M&A Deals
    • September 25, 2005
      Legal Structrue in Cross-Bonder M&A Deals
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