Practice Areas

David Fu has more than 20 years' experience in foreign direct investment, mergers and acquisitions, private equity investment and restructuring of foreign-invested enterprises in China as well as domestic IPOs, onshore and offshore investment, and overseas securities offerings and listings by Chinese companies.  He has extensive experience in advising foreign investors in connection with their acquisitions of equity interests and operating assets of Chinese companies and establishment of joint ventures and wholly-owned subsidiaries in China, and representing Chinese clients in domestic and overseas share offering and listing, investment and acquisition transactions.  Mr. Fu has a deep knowledge of local regulations as well as local business practices.  He has extensive experience in automobile, pharmaceutical, telecommunications, Internet, information technology, mining, power, safety equipment, agriculture and aquaculture projects.  

Prior to joining Global Law Office, Mr. Fu worked at the Beijing, New York and Toronto offices of Shearman & Sterling LLP for nearly 15 years.  During the first half of 2013, Mr. Fu worked as a member at the Strategy and Development Committee of China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC).

Among other distinctions, Mr. Fu was awarded as a Leading M&A Lawyer in China by Chambers Global 2012-2013, a Leading M&A Lawyer in China and a Leading PRC Lawyer in Healthcare by Chambers Asia Pacific 2012-2013, a Leading Lawyer in China M&A by AsiaLaw Leading Lawyers 2011-2013, and a Leading Lawyer in China M&A and Private Equity by IFLR Guide to Leading Practitioners – China 2011.  Mr. Fu is a frequent speaker at international conferences on topics such as China M&A, and Domestic and Overseas IPOs by Chinese Companies. 

Work Experience

Second half of 2013 – present Global Law Office, Beijing, Shanghai
First half of 2013 China Securities Regulatory Commission, Strategy and Development Committee
2010 – 2013 Global Law Office, Beijing
1995 – 2010 Shearman & Sterling LLP, New York, Toronto and Beijing
1993 – 1995 Shanghai Science & Technology Investment Corporation, Shanghai


Columbia University, School of Law, LL.M.
Shanghai University of International Business and Economics, School of Law, Master of Law,
Anhui Institute of Education, B.A.


Telecommunications Project Approvals, Chapter 9, “Obtaining PRC Approvals for Foreign Investment Enterprises and Infrastructure Projects” (2nd Edition, 1999), Clark T. Randt, Jr. (Former U.S. Ambassador to China)