Dana X.Wu

Of Counsel

Shanghai + 86.21.2201.8089

Dana Wu's practice focuses on cross-border M&A, private equity, joint ventures, foreign direct investment, outbound investments, and real estate projects involving China. Dana frequently represents Fortune 500 companies and financial institutions on mergers, acquisitions, investments, financings, reorganizations, and divestures and counsels multinationals on their operations in China. She also assists Chinese state-owned entities and private companies in outbound investments and projects in the United States and Europe. In addition, Dana has abundant experience in filings and investigations and training in FCPA and PRC antibribery law and antimonopoly law issues.

Dana works with clients in various industries including iron and steel, energy, oil and gas, machinery, aviation, biomedical, automotive, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, shipping, consultancy, and financial services. Recent projects include assisting Hyster-Yale on its acquisition of a 75 percent interest in Zhejiang Maximal Forklift, assisting Cardinal Health in the acquisition of Johnson & Johnson's Cordis business at $1.9 billion, representing Parker Hannifin in its joint venture with AVIC and supply of components to China's C919 Aircraft, and advising Goodrich Corporation on its $18.4 billion merger with United Technologies.

Before joining Jones Day, Dana worked in the United States District Court, Southern District of New York as a judicial intern for Magistrate Judge Theodore H. Katz. Prior to that, she worked in a leading PRC law firm focusing on capital markets and M&A practice. Dana was admitted to New York Bar in 2005 and is a member of New York Bar Association.


  • Ferro Corporation sells its global Tile Coatings Business to Lone Star Funds for $460 millionJones Day advised Ferro Corporation, a leading global supplier of technology-based performance materials, in the sale of its global Tile Coatings Business to Pigments Spain, S.L., a portfolio company of Lone Star Funds, for $460 million in cash, with potential earnout payments of up to $32 million in cash based on the performance of the business pre-closing, subject to customary adjustments.
  • U.S. listed industrial company investigates senior management in China for conflicts of interest and FCPA violationsJones Day assisted a publicly listed U.S. manufacturer of industrial products with its investigation into allegations that senior management engaged in misconduct in China.
  • Freudenberg acquires Low & Bonar PLCJones Day represented Freudenberg SE, the global technology group, in connection with the £107 million takeover offer by group member, FV Beteiligungs-GmbH, of Low & Bonar PLC via a Scheme of Arrangement.
  • NVIDIA acquires Mellanox Technologies for approximately $7 billionJones Day advised NVIDIA Corporation in its acquisition of Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., an Israel-based leading supplier of end-to-end InfiniBand and Ethernet interconnect solutions and services for servers and storage.
  • Synaptics divests LCD TDDI business to Hua Capital for $139.4 millionJones Day advised Synaptics Incorporated in its $139.4 million divestiture of its Asia-based mobile LCD TDDI Business to an affiliate of Hua Capital.
  • Manufacturer's China plants respond to coronavirus regulationsJones Day is advising a manufacturer's China subsidiaries on legal developments related to the coronavirus pandemic, including governmental approval for factory reopenings and related employment issues.
  • Newell Brands sells The United States Playing Card Company to Cartamundi GroupJones Day advised Newell Brands Inc. in the sale of The United States Playing Card Company ("USPC") to Cartamundi Group, a leading manufacturer and distributor of playing cards and board games.
  • Timken acquires BEKA Lubrication for $165 millionJones Day advised The Timken Company in its $165 million acquisition of BEKA Lubrication (BEKA), a leading global supplier of automatic lubrication systems.
  • PolyOne sells its Performance Products and Solutions business to SK Capital Partners for $775 millionJones Day advised PolyOne Corporation (NYSE: POL), a leading global provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions, in its $775 million cash sale of its Performance Products and Solutions business to SK Capital Partners.
  • 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.
  • Timken acquires The Diamond Chain CompanyJones Day advised The Timken Company in its acquisition of The Diamond Chain Company, a supplier of high-performance roller chains for industrial markets, from Amsted Industries.
  • INVISTA sells Apparel & Advanced Textiles business to Shandong Ruyi Investment HoldingJones Day advised INVISTA, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., in its sale of INVISTA’s Apparel & Advanced Textiles business to Shandong Ruyi Investment Holding.
  • Newell Brands sells Pure Fishing to Sycamore Partners for $1.3 billionJones Day advised Newell Brands Inc. in the sale of its Pure Fishing business to Sycamore Partners for approximately $1.3 billion in cash.
  • Cabot acquires NSCC Carbon (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd. carbon black plant in ChinaJones Day advised Cabot Corporation in its acquisition of NSCC Carbon (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd. from Nippon Steel Carbon Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Nippon Steel Chemical & Material Co., Ltd.
  • Hyster-Yale acquires 75% of Zhejiang Maximal Forklift TruckJones Day advised Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. in its $90 million acquisition of 75% of the outstanding shares of, and a controlling interest in, Zhejiang Maximal Forklift Company Limited from KNSN Pipe and Pile Company Limited.
  • ANSYS acquires OPTISJones Day advised ANSYS, Inc., the global leader and innovator of engineering simulation software, on its acquisition of OPTIS, a premier provider of software for scientific simulation of light, human vision, and physics-based visualization.
  • Newell Brands sells Winter Sports businesses to Kohlberg & Company for $240 millionJones Day advised Newell Brands Inc. (NYSE: NWL) in the sale of its Winter Sports businesses to private equity firm Kohlberg & Company for $240 million, subject to adjustment.
  • Hilti acquires Oglaend System GroupJones Day advised Hilti AG in its acquisition of Norwegian Oglaend System Group, a leading manufacturer of multidiscipline support solutions, cable ladders, cable trays and accessories for the oil and gas, infrastructure, shipbuilding, wind energy, water treatment, and clean room industries.
  • Public life sciences company conducts anti-corruption due diligence on multiple acquisition targets in ChinaJones Day counseled a public U.S. life sciences company with respect to anti-corruption due diligence on more than a dozen acquisition targets operating in China.
  • Publicly traded life sciences company conducts FCPA investigation of China whistleblower allegations and assessment of local government enforcement actionJones Day assisted a publicly traded life sciences company with its investigation of allegations that senior management in China helped distributors evade the company's anti-corruption controls in potential violation of the FCPA.
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