New U.S. laws and regulations are tightening requirements for listing on U.S. exchanges. How will they impact Chinese listings? Do they aim to protect U.S. investors? How do they affect the valuation and underwriting of Chinese listings? The new rules are hitting some of China’s biggest players—including Alibaba and Baidu—and more than 200 other Chinese firms, valued at US$2.2 trillion. Will tighter U.S. rules be a boon for Hong Kong and Shanghai? And how can companies navigate the new rules to pursue their IPO dreams? Join three top experts on the behind-the-scenes workings of IPOs for the answers to these questions and more.
Melanie Chen has more than 20 years of experience in tax, accounting and legal services on cross-border acquisitions and public offerings between the United States and China. She established the China Group at UHY in 2005 and has grown it into a leading professional services platform with close to 30 employees located in New York City, Irvine California and Beijing China, providing integrated accounting, tax and business solutions to Chinese companies going public and making investments in the United States. She is a licensed attorney in both New York and China, as well as a licensed CPA. Melanie specializes in providing integrated tax, accounting and consulting to multinational companies doing cross-border investments in China and the U.S.
Ruth Jin is an attorney specializing in corporate and securities law. Ms. Jin’s clients range from entrepreneurs to Fortune 500 companies, and she regularly advises businesses through all stages of growth from start-up/capital financing to IPO. She has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and alternative public offerings, and very familiar with legal issues related to cross-border transactions. Prior to founding Jin & Koppell, she was an attorney at Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP. She has her law degrees from Georgetown University, University of Tokyo and Peking University.
Anthony LeCour is a Managing Director of Wedbush Securities, with extensive experience advising domestic and international clients in the consumer goods sector (food, beverage, emerging brands, beauty and personal care products, ingredients, luxury goods, and consumer health) on M & A assignments, strategic advisory and capital financing initiatives. He has advised on over $130 billion of transactions involving cross-border stock/cash mergers and acquisitions, spin offs, minority stock purchases/strategic investments, joint ventures, and capital raising engagements.