Jessie ChenghuiTang

Partner-in-Charge Beijing

(T) 86.10.5866.1111

Jessie Tang is Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day's Beijing Office and has practiced in the areas of cross-border M&A, foreign direct investment, commercial contracts, real estate and construction, and labor law in China for 20 years. She has represented many foreign and domestic clients, from multinational industrial companies to financial institutions and large state-owned enterprises, including many Fortune 500 companies, and provided advice on equity investment, financing, joint venture formation, and bidding for large overseas projects.

As a participant or as a team leader, Jessie has been involved in many large M&A transactions for Chinese companies, financial institutions, and foreign-invested enterprises, including listed companies. As legal counsel to Chinese and foreign companies, she has extensive experience in structuring investments, due diligence investigations, and other related legal services for M&A projects. Her recent representations include: Beiqi Foton Motor Co., Ltd.'s establishment of a medium and heavy duty trucks manufacturing joint venture valued at RMB 12 billion with Daimler AG; AGIC Capital's joint acquisition of Krauss Maffei with ChemChina; Singapore GIC Group's investments into Shenzhen DJI-Innovations; Primavita Beijing's investments into Holland and Australian dairy products companies; P&G's sale of its equity in Nanfu Battery Company; and Cardinal Health's acquisition of Johnson & Johnson's heart bracket business.

Jessie is often featured in Chinese business media on topics related to outbound investment for Chinese companies. She is also a frequent speaker on M&A transaction, contract drafting, labor disputes, and FIDIC contracts.

Experience

  • Cabot sells its Specialty Fluids business to Sinomine (Hong Kong) Rare Metals Resources Co. Limited for $135 millionJones Day advised Cabot Corporation in the sale of its Specialty Fluids Business to Sinomine (Hong Kong) Rare Metals Resources Co. Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sinomine Resource Group Co., Ltd., for $135 million.
  • Findos Investor acquires worldwide business of Röder HTS Höcker GmbHJones Day advised funds managed by Findos Investor in connection with acquisition of the entire worldwide business operations of Röder HTS Höcker GmbH.
  • Ferro acquires Quimicer SAJones Day advised Ferro Corporation in its acquisition of Quimicer S.A.
  • Koch Methanol invests in YCI Methanol One and its $1.85 billion methanol production facilityJones Day advised Koch Methanol, LLC, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, in its minority equity investment in YCI Methanol One, LLC, an indirect subsidiary of Yuhuang Chemical Industries, Inc. and its parent company Shandong Yuhuang Chemical Company, Ltd.
  • ABB divests terminal block business to TE ConnectivityJones Day advised ABB Ltd. in the sale of its ENTRELEC® terminal block business, which is part of ABB's Electrification Products division, to TE Connectivity Ltd.
  • EagleTree Capital acquires Airtech GroupJones Day advised EagleTree Capital in its acquisition of a majority stake in and related financing of Airtech Group, a provider of specialized pressure technologies.
  • Orocobre Limited secures AUD$361 million funding through private placement and underwritten accelerated entitlement offerJones Day represented Orocobre Limited, a leading lithium chemicals producer, in connection with its AUD$361 million capital raising, comprising of a AUD$282 million private placement to Toyota Tsusho Corporation and an underwritten entitlement offer raising AUD$79 million.
  • Shenzhen Energy Group acquires PV solar generation facilities from Recurrent Energy for $232 millionJones Day advised Shenzhen Energy Group Co., Ltd. on its $232 million acquisition of a portfolio of PV solar generation facilities in California from Recurrent Energy, a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of Canadian Solar.
  • International Automotive Components and Shanghai Shenda complete joint venture transaction forming AuriaJones Day advised International Automotive Components Group S.A. ("IAC") in the formation of Auria Solutions Ltd., a new global supplier of soft trim and acoustical products for the automotive industry and joint venture with Shanghai Shenda Co. Ltd. ("Shenda") .
  • China Vanke invests Suzhou CMC Investment CenterJones Day represented China Vanke Co., Ltd., a large residential real estate developer, in connection with its investment in Suzhou CMC Investment Center, a Renminbi equity investment fund which focuses on domestic media, entertainment, sports, film, and television projects.
  • Total sells Atotech to The Carlyle Group for $3.2 billionJones Day advised Total in the $3.2 billion sale of specialty chemical affiliate Atotech B.V., a global manufacturer of high technology plating solutions, to The Carlyle Group.
  • AGIC Capital as part of €925 million ($1.0 billion) investment consortium completes acquisition of KraussMaffei GroupJones Day advised AGIC Capital, as part of the investment consortium including China National Chemical Corporation and GUOXIN International Investment Corporation, in the €925 million ($1.0 billion) acquisition of KraussMaffei Group from Onex Corporation.
  • Procter & Gamble sells Duracell to Berkshire Hathaway for $2.9 billionJones Day advised The Procter & Gamble Company ("P&G") in the sale of its Duracell personal power business to Berkshire Hathaway Inc. for $2.9 billion.
  • OM Group acquired by Apollo Affiliated Funds for $1.03 billionJones Day advised OM Group, Inc. in its acquisition by funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC, for $34.00 per share in cash, or approximately $1.03 billion.
  • Cardinal Health acquires Cordis for $1.9 billionJones Day advised Cardinal Health, Inc. in its acquisition of Johnson & Johnson's Cordis business, a leading global manufacturer of cardiology and endovascular devices, for $1.9 billion in cash.
  • Quintiles and Quest Diagnostics to form joint venture to provide clinical trials laboratory servicesJones Day is advising Quintiles Transnational Holdings Inc. in its joint venture with Quest Diagnostics Inc. to form a global clinical trials laboratory services business.
  • Total finalizes acquisition by Arkema of Total's Bostik Adhesives unit for €1.74 billion (US$2.2 billion)Jones Day represented Total SA in the €1.74 billion (US$2.2 billion) acquisition by the French group Arkema, one of the world’s major players in specialty chemicals, of its Bostik affiliate, a global adhesives company.
  • USG forms $1.6 billion plasterboard and ceilings joint venture with Boral Limited in Asia, Australia, and Middle EastJones Day advised USG Corporation in its formation of a strategic 50/50 $1.6 billion plasterboard and ceilings joint venture with Boral Limited in Asia, Australia, and the Middle East, known as USG Boral Building Products.
  • Ahlstrom and Munksjo form and list the world's No. 1 specialty paper producerJones Day advised Ahlstrom Corporation in its spin off of its Label and Processing business to create with Munksjö AB, a Swedish specialty paper company, a new company named Munksjo Corporation.
  • U.S. real estate developer develops international financial center in TianjinJones Day is advising a U.S. real estate developer in the development of an international financial center in Tianjin.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • January ‎10, 2017
      2017: What Lies Ahead for Asia?
    • February 18, 2014
      2014 Speaker Series: China update: Current Business and Legal Issues
    • 2013年11月15日
      中国企业海外投资的风险管控研讨会
    • October 24, 2012
      Outbound Seminar "Managing Legal Risks in Global Expansion of Chinese Companies"
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