Eric’s practice focuses on corporate, cross-border M&A, joint ventures and PRC-related regulatory issues. He has wide experience in supporting and advising both international and Chinese companies active in cross-border deals across many sectors (including financial services, energy, infrastructure, food and beverage, automotive, human resources and chemicals). Eric has led many major cross-border M&A transactions and advised a number of Chinese enterprises on their investment projects in a variety of countries and regions.
Eric also has in-depth expertise in PRC financial markets regulation, advising major international commercial banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions on their operations, products and investments.
COSCO on its acquisition of a minority stake in Shanghai Rural Commercial Bank from ANZ
Yanfeng on its establishment of the largest interior automotive business joint venture in the world with Johnson Controls in Shanghai Free Trade Zone
China Construction Bank on its acquisition of the majority stake of an Indonesian listed bank
Bank of Communications on its life insurance joint venture in China
UBS on its securities joint venture in China
AXA on its acquisition of HSBC’s general insurance business and its bancassurance arrangement with HSBC in the PRC
BNP Paribas Cardif on its acquisition of ING’s stake in ING-BOB Life Insurance Co., Ltd.
Charoen Pokphand Group on the HK$72.7bn acquisition of a 15.6% stake in Ping An Insurance from HSBC
RBS on its disposal of commercial and retail business and restructuring its operations in the PRC
Adecco on its establishment of joint ventures with FESCO in various cities in China
Nomura on its acquisition of a financial institution in the PRC from GE Capital and its subsequent sale to a Thailand bank
2002 - 2003 University of Bristol, LL.M
1994 - 1998 Shanghai University, LL.B