Shifang Guo is a partner of Global Law Office based in Shenzhen and Beijing. She specializes in cross-border M&A, capital markets, PE/VC investment and investment fund.
Shifang Guo is well-versed in cross-border investment, mergers and acquisitions. Her representative deals include Chem China’s 43-billion acquisition of Syngenta, Jiangxi Copper’s acquisition of First Quantum, SF’s acquisition of Kerry Logistics, SF’s sale of Fengwang to J&T Express, Luxshare’s investment in Chery Automobile, International Finance Corporation’s strategic investment in Postal Savings Bank of China, merger of Tongcheng and Elong, Xiaomi’s acquisition of ZiMi, Luxshare’s acquisition of Hong Kong listed TIME Interconnect Technology, Luxshare’s acquisition of Westron’s Kunshan factory, Luxvision’s acquisition of Hong Kong listed Cowell e Holdings, Tongding Group’s acquisition of NASDAQ listed UTStarcom, Guangdong Electronics Information Industry Group’s acquisition of A-share listed Foshan Lighting shares from OSRAM, IDG’s acquisition of A-share listed Shuangma, asset restructuring between Tianjin Port Holdings Co. and Tianjin Port Development, and merger restructuring of Mengniu’s subsidiaries.
The fund investment deals Shifang Guo oversees include Primavera Capital Group’s investment in Cainiao of Alibaba, CICC Capital and ARA’s joint acquisition of The Atrium in Chengdu, CAFIC’s investment in Foton’s Hong Kong joint venture project, Oceanpine Capital’s investment in Chipone Technology, Wise Road Capital’s investment in Juneway Electronic, Source Code Capital’s investment in Hongyu Technology, Macquarie’s investment in Zhilian Zhaopin, and Samsung’s VC investment in Montage Technology. Shifang Guo also represented Xiaomi in numerous investment projects in its suply and ecological chain, including RoboSense, DataStory, Chiponeic Technology, ACC Optics, HKC and many other renowned companies.
Shifang Guo’s capital market experiences include IPO of Zhaopin, AsiaInfo, Sogou, Mogu, Vision China, Xueda Education, Huayu Expressways, Technovator Technology, Midas Aluminum, Xinchen Power, Molbase, Lvji Technology, Wanka, Ambow Education, RCG Holdings and O-net on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, NASDAQ and New York Stock Exchange, and RK Properties and CR Land’s bond issuance on the capital markets of Hong Kong and Singapore.
Shifang Guo also has extensive experience in fund formation. She has assisted clients in forming or investing in a number of RMB and USD funds both in China and overseas, which include SSF’s investment in Hillhouse Tiancheng RMB Fund II, CITIC Capital’s formation of hospital M&A fund, Jiangxi Copper’s formation of a Cayman USD fund specialized in global mining investment.
Shifang Guo joined Global Law Office in 2008. Shifang Guo also worked with a leading international law firm for a few years.
PRC and New York
Northwestern University, Pritzker School of Law
University of International Business and Economics, Law School
- Chambers and Partners: 2022-2023 Recommended Practitioner in Corporate/M&A (Global & Greater China Region)
- ALB: 2022 China Top 15 TMT Lawyers, 2021 China Top 15 M&A Lawyers; 2018 China Top 15 Female Lawyers
- The Legal 500: 2022-2023 Leading Individual in Corporate M&A; 2019-2022 highly recommended in Corporate M&A, Investment Funds, Projects and Energy
- IFLR1000: 2022-2023 Recommended in M&A, Capital Markets, Investment Funds, Projects and Energy; 2022-2023 Women Leaders
- LEGALBAND: 2021-2022 Rising Star in Outbound Investment; 2019 Rising Star in Investment Fund