Shanghai
T: 86.21.2321.6005 (SH) / 650.815.2679 (PA)
F: 86.21.2321.6001

Education

  • J.D., Cornell Law School, 2001
  • M.B.A., City University of New York, Bernard M. Baruch College, 1994
  • B.A., National Taiwan University, 1989
  • California
Overview
Honors
Experience
Thought Leadership

Mr. Tony Mou is a partner in the Corporate and Securities Practice Group in the firm's Shanghai office, who is recommended by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2016 in the area of Private Equity/Venture Capital.

Areas of Practice

Tony advises multinational companies operating in both the PRC and U.S. in a broad range of general corporate and transactional matters. He focuses on representing private equity/venture capital clients, general partners and limited partners, entrepreneurs, venture-backed companies. He provides advice in the areas of venture capital investments, inbound and outbound mergers and acquisitions, fund formation, foreign direct investment, PRC employment, US real estate investments and international tax.

Tony assists overseas investors in setting up operations in China and acquiring local Chinese companies. He also has extensive experience in advising China local clients in their business operations, expansions and investments in varies aspects in the United States, including without limitation providing litigation and mediation supports, offering suggestions to trust setup, visa application and personal investments.  Moreover, he is an expert in conducting due diligence investigations in China and the US.

Tony’s practice supports PRC workforce issues related to transactional matters, including non-competes, labor contracts, leave rights, and terminations. He also serves clients on M&A-related workforce transfer planning and negotiation.

Honors

  • Recommended by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2016: Private Equity/Venture Capital - Foreign firms, 2016

Experience

Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions and Strategic Investments

  • Represented a global investment firm and other major investors in the buyout of CITIC Pharma, a transaction valued at $580 million
  • Representing a Shenzhen-based MPLD developer and manufacturer with regard to its strategic investment in a Taiwan company
  • Represented a state-owned enterprise in its investment and development of one property in San Jose and acquired a local real estate agent
  • Represented a property company in its purchase of a historic building in U.S. and conversion into a hotel and banquet venue
  • Represented a U.S. company with regard to MySpace China's restructuring transaction
  • Represented several multinational companies with regard to the spin-off of one of their China subsidiaries
  • Representing a Beijing-based CRO in negotiating its potential acquisition by a U.S. pharmaceutical company
  • Represented a Taiwan-based semiconductor company in negotiating a potential buyout by a U.S.-listed company
  • Represented a casual game operator based in Fuzhou and Santa Clara, California in negotiating a majority stake buyout and investment transaction with a Nasdaq-listed company
  • Represented Chinese local media companies in its acquisition by a Beijing-based Entertainment Company
  • Represented a leading digital interactive entertainment company in its acquisition transaction of a US game developer
  • Represented a leading digital interactive entertainment public company in its acquisition transaction of a large game developer and publisher in UK
  • Represented an online medical corporation in its multiple acquisition transactions of Chinese companies
  • Represented a Shanghai-based joint venture company in its acquisitions of two U.S. companies
  • Representing a Shanghai-based company in its various outbound expansion and investment projects

Fund Formation

  • Advised venture capital funds with regard to their fund formation in both the Cayman Islands and United States (DFJ DragonFund, Sequoia, CICC Side Fund, F&G Venture, Westside China, Linear Venture I & II, Mfund, DraperDragon Innovation Fund and Pi Capital)
  • Advised a U.S. company with regard to its investment through its PRC subsidiary in a RMB fund
  • Represented a U.S.-based family foundation with regard to its fund formation and collaboration negotiation with the Ministry of Science and Technology

Venture Capital Financing

  • Represented an LED chip manufacturer located in Jiangxi on its $55 million Series C financing, with IFC and Ajia Partners as the lead investors
  • Represented a Shanghai-based online TV service provider on its $250 million Series D financing, with Softbank Corp. as an investor
  • Represented a social networking website based in Beijing on its $50 million Series C financing, with Sequoia, Bertelsmann Asia Investments, and Trustbridge Partners as the investors, as well as subsequent secondary share transfers among certain shareholders
  • Represented a Shenzhen-based MPLD developer and manufacturer on its $8 million Series B financing, with SAIF Partners as the lead investor
  • Represented a microblog publication company located in Beijing in its restructuring and Series A/B financings, with Qiming Ventures and Keytone Ventures co-led the transactions
  • Represented a Hangzhou-based online hospital reservation system on its $11 million Series C financing, which was co-led by Morningside and a Singapore-based fund
  • Represented an elite social networking company based in Beijing on its $10 million Series A and Series B financing transactions, which were co-led by BlueRun Ventures and Morningside
  • Represented a fashion retailer and designer based in Guangzhou on its $10 million Series A financing, which were led by a Shanghai-based VC fund
  • Represented a Fuzhou-based mobile application platform and a spin-off of a Hong Kong- listed company on its $4 million Series A financing, with IDG as the lead investor
  • Represented a mobile game platform developer based in Beijing on its Series A-1 financing with a strategic investor, as well as subsequent secondary share transfers among certain shareholders
  • Represented a Beijing-based Android application store on its Series A financing, with BlueRun Ventures as the lead investor
  • Represented a contract research organization (CRO) based in Tianjin in a bridge loan financing, with DFJ DragonFund as the lead investor
  • Advised a global investment firm focusing on venture capital and growth equity investments with regard to the investments and restructuring of its various portfolio companies located in China
  • Represented a Beijing-based incubator and early-stage fund in a number of its Series A investments in its portfolio companies
  • Represented an online premium travel website located in Shanghai on its angel round and Series A round financings
  • Representing an online clothing shop based in Shanghai on its angel round financing
  • Advised a technology investment company focusing on mobile- and IP-related start-up business and technology with regard to the investments and restructurings of its various portfolio companies in China
  • Advised several venture capital funds that invest in early-stage, high-growth, China-centric technology companies in the investments and restructurings of its various portfolio companies in China
  • Represented a leading online healthcare platform in China, in its US$394 million Series D and E financing invested by Hillhouse Capital, Goldman Sachs, Fosun International, Tencent, China Development Bank, etc.

Capital Market Transactions

  • Advised a China-focus Delaware company with regard to its deregistration from the OTCBB and subsequent restructuring transactions
  • Advising a Cayman company in its restructuring arrangement and assisted its Tianjin parent company’s IPO in China

Due Diligence Investigation

  • Conducted the due diligence investigation for a China public company regarding the proposed acquired targets, which including a delisted U.S. company
  • Assisted a delisted company from Nasdaq to conduct the due diligence investigation into its deregistration for the proposed IPO in China

Litigation

  • Representing a Chinese company against an individual and an enterprise in the Superior Court of San Mateo, California
  • Representing a Wuxi-based company for its creditor’s right in Anna’s Linens Inc.’s bankruptcy in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California