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Lijuan Hou is an associate in the Corporate Department.

Lijuan has a general corporate practice with an emphasis on private investment funds, private equity, venture capital, China related cross-border mergers & acquisitions and foreign direct investment. She counsels multinational companies of various industries and investment funds on their China related matters ranging from setting up PRC presence to structuring investments and acquisitions in China. Lijuan also advises international GPs and LPs on setting up PRC focused investment funds (including PRC onshore RMB funds) and their fund investments in China.

Key Representations

  • A top-tier financial services firm in its formation of a $690 million fund that can convert US dollars into renminbi and invest in companies in China
  • An Asian bank in setting up one of the first groups of foreign RMB investment funds focusing on investments in high-tech industries in China (FIVCIE)
  • A leading PRC-based IT group in setting up an offshore fund in the Cayman Islands focusing on equity investments in and buyout of operating companies in the Greater China region
  • A large U.S. based investment management firm in its formation of an Asia focused fund and setting up management companies in Hong Kong and China
  • A number of top-tier international financial services groups in providing offshore investment management and advisory services to National Social Security Fund (NSSF)
  • Votorantim Novos Negócios Ltda., the private equity arm of the Brazilian financial and industrial conglomerate Grupo Votorantim, in its $390 million sale of an iron ore mining, pipeline and port project in the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil to Honbridge Holdings Limited, a Hong Kong listed company
  • Arsenal Capital, a US-based private equity firm, in acquiring the worldwide fine chemical business of Ferro (including a substantial business in Suzhou, China) valued at US$80 million
  • A group of international companies in disposing of their interests in a Shanghai-based property development company with landmark shopping malls, office buildings, condominiums and service apartments in Shanghai valued at approximately $750 million – one of the largest private equity real estate deals in Shanghai