Current position: Senior Partner
Principal practice areas/industry focus: Capital Market; Corporat/M&A; Private Equity
Career highlights: Mr. Tao has over 25 years of experience practicing law in the PRC, focusing on debt and equity financing by PRC companies in both domestic market and overseas market, including bond offering, initial public offering, post-listing restructuring, takeover and take-private of listed companies. He also has extensive experience in domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, especially those related to domestic or overseas listed companies.
Mr. Tao’s recent experience includes: (a) acting as PRC counsel to both issuers and underwriters in a number of A-share and Hong Kong initial public offerings by Chinese companies; (b) advising pre-IPO and post-IPO restructuring, takeover, take-private and related compliance matters to companies and financial investors; (c) advising private equity investment and M&A deals involving Chinese business.
Mr. Tao is a member of the International Business Committee of All China Bar Association. He is also a guest professor and off-campus tutor of postgraduate students at the Law School of Shanghai Jiaotong University, the Shanghai University of International Business and Economics, and the East China University of Politics and Law. In 2016 and 2017, Asialaw named Mr. Tao as a “Leading Lawyer” in Capital Markets, Corporate/M&A and Private Equity.
Asialaw Leading Lawyer 2018 in Capital Markets, Corporate/M&A and Private Equity