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Cynthia Hu

Cynthia Hu

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Profile Overview

Cross-border M&A, Foreign Direct Investments and Outbound Investments
Formation, Financing and Restructuring of Internet Start-up companies
Offshore Investment Structuring, Private Equity, Corporate & Bank and Finance

Professional experience

  • Outbound Investments: a number of large-size outbound direct investment transactions in various sectors (ranging from infrastructure, oil & gas, metal & mining, agriculture, financial institutions to entertainment) in different countries and regions (such as Canada, United States, Australia, Europe, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Brazil, Vietnam, Mongolia and etc.).
  • Internet Start-ups: formation, financing and restructuring of various internet start-up companies engaged in the sectors ranging from vocational education, data processing, online shopping, online medical and healthcare consultation and culture industries.
  • Foreign Direct Investments (FDI):acquisition of various famous Chinese breweries by InBev S.A. (previously known as Interbrew S.A.); HNI Corporation’s acquisition of the office furniture business from Lamex Group, which owned a number of furniture manufacturing WFOEs in China; investment of CITIC Resources Holding Limited in the business of petrol stations in China by subscribing for 50.5% shares in Caltex South China Investments Limited; sale of an aggregate of 19.9% shares of Huaxia Bank Company Limited to Deutsche Bank by Huaxia Bank Company Limited and its shareholders; acquisition of a majority equity interest in Beijing Oriental Culture Company Limited by Hopson Development Holdings Limited; proposed private equity investments by Merrill Lynch (Asia Pacific) Limited in certain auto credit guarantee business in China; purchase of convertible securities by Morgan Stanley/Private Equity in a BVI Company, which in turn owned various real estate projects in China; MIH Media’s acquisitions of various media companies in China; Redgate Media’s investments in various indoor & outdoor advertising companies in China; Sumitomo Metals’ investment in a steel factory in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Professional post: China & New York

Languages: Mandarin (Native) and English


New York University School of Law, LLM
China University of Political Science and Law, LLB


Partner, Grandall Law Firm, Beijing

Senior Manager, China Investment Corporation

Associate, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, Beijing

Assoicate, Jones Day, Hong Kong

Associate, Junhe Law office

Associate, Jintian Associates
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