Jones Day Partner Jingzhou Tao Writes Book on M&A in China

November 29, 2010

Offers Tips to Success in Market

BEIJING, Nov. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire-Asia/ – The global law firm Jones Day announced today that partner Jingzhou Tao has co-authored a book entitled Mergers & Acquisitions in China. The book is the second edition of previous volume and is geared towards international companies interested in doing business in China. It explains key issues and pitfalls arising from merger and acquisition transactions and provides an understanding of what actions need to be taken prior to a deal, in addition to the possible outcomes of those actions.

“This book is extremely timely as Chinese M&A has been active in 2010, with both inbound and outbound activity reaching close to $140 million by the end of October,” said Owen Nee, co-author of the book and Of Counsel at Jones Day in New York. “As China’s economy continues to grow and drive global M&A deals, multinational corporations are looking for more insight into this market and this book provides that.”

Merger and acquisitions deal volumes increased by 26% in the first half of the year, compared to a three-year low in the first half of 2009, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers. The book is in English and includes information on the Chinese-language names of applicable laws and regulations.

“I have been working in the M&A sector for more than 20 years and see 2010 as a real turning point for China activity, with more deals in the automobile industry, equipment manufacturing and healthcare,” said Jingzhou Tao. “More foreign investors are coming to China at levels not seen since before the financial crisis and they should understand this market.”

Published by Thomson West, the book is available on Amazon.com.

About the Author

Jingzhou Tao has more than 25 years of experience in advising Fortune 500 companies on China-related matters. His areas of practice include international mergers and acquisitions, arbitration, and corporate work. Jingzhou has represented major European, Japanese, and American companies in hundreds of transactions in China on such matters as the establishment of equity joint ventures, contractual joint ventures, and wholly foreign-owned enterprises; tax planning; strategic alliances; and intellectual property protection. He has acted as counsel, chief arbitrator, or party-nominated arbitrator in international arbitration proceedings involving letters of credit, construction projects, management contracts, joint ventures, technology transfers, trademark licensing agreements, agency agreements, and international sales of goods.

He has written several books in English and French on Chinese law. He also has written articles on matters related to Chinese arbitration, foreign investment, and foreign trade. In addition to Mergers and Acquisitions in China (Second Edition), he has written the following:

       Arbitration Law and Practice in China (Second Edition), Kluwer Law
        International, The Netherlands, 436 pages
    -- 2008
       Resolving Business Disputes in China, CCH Asia Pte Limited,
        Singapore, 800 pages
    -- 2004
       Non-Tariff Trade Barriers in China, coauthor, Sweet & Maxwell,
        Hong Kong, 357 pages
    -- 2003
       International Execution Against Judgment Debtors, (Enforcement of
        Foreign Judgment in the People's Republic of China), Oceana, New
        York, 26 pages
    -- October 2002
       International Commercial Arbitration in Asia (China Chapter), Juris
        Press, New York, 45 pages
    -- October 2002
       Droit Chinois des Affaires, Econamica, Paris, 394 pages
    -- 1999

About Jones Day

Jones Day is a global law firm with more than 2,500 lawyers, including over 400 in Europe and 200 in Asia, located in 32 centers of business and finance throughout the world. Ranked among the world’s best and most integrated law firms, and perennially ranked among the best in client service, Jones Day acts as principal outside counsel to, or provides significant legal representation for, more than half of the Fortune Global 500 companies.

    Meng Guo
    Jones Day, Beijing
    +86 10 5866 1111

    Tammy Tian
    Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide, Beijing
    +86 10 8520 6688

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