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SOURCE Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth, P.C.
Shen's Strong Grasp of China's Corporate Culture and Regulatory Environment Makes Her an Invaluable Addition to Leading West Coast Business Law Firm as It Focuses on China Initiatives
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Sept. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth, P.C. ("Stradling") is pleased to announce that Wenzhuo "Sara" Shen has joined the firm as corporate counsel where she will be focusing on Stradling's China initiatives. Ms. Shen's practice encompasses China-related cross-border investments, mergers, acquisitions, private equity fund investments, formations and other sophisticated business transactions, with a particular emphasis on Chinese investments.
"Sara brings an insider's perspective on doing business with Chinese entities and has broad industry experience and knowledge which makes her an excellent choice to expand Stradling's China footprint both domestically and abroad," said Shiv Grewal, Shareholder and Director at Stradling.
Ms. Shen will leverage her in-depth understanding of the Chinese corporate culture and regulatory environment to counsel U.S. companies on developing their strategies to enter the China market from both a legal and business perspective, including advising on structuring complex foreign direct investment and acquisitions, technology licensing, and various regulatory and compliance issues.
Additionally Ms. Shen has substantial experience in private equity fund investment and formation. Her expertise covers a variety of industries including pharmaceutical, entertainment, technology, renewable energy, oil and gas, power and manufacturing.
Ms. Shen has assisted a wide range of clients over the course of her career including the State Grid Corporation of China, Anton Oilfield Services Group, the venture management arm of Singapore UOB Bank, New Horizon Capital, Corporation China Finance Online, Hao Capital, and Medtronic to name a few.
"Stradling has an outstanding reputation. I am very pleased to be helping the firm's current and prospective U.S. clients enter and navigate the Chinese market," said Ms. Shen.
She received both her J.D. and M.A. from the University of Cincinnati and her B.A. in International Relations from Peking University. She is fluent in Mandarin.
Bar admissions include the State of California.
Ms. Shen joins Stradling from Baker & McKenzie where she practiced in their Beijing office.
Stradling is one of the west coast's leading business law firms with 110 attorneys practicing in seven offices including Newport Beach, Reno, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Barbara and Santa Monica. The corporate department is engaged in the full spectrum of public and private mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and private equity transactions of all sizes. The group's clients include emerging and high-growth public and private companies as well as private equity funds and venture capital groups. The firm has been recognized for its expertise, responsiveness and outstanding client service and receives annual designations from U.S. News in its Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" rankings as well as Chambers and Partners.
About Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth
Stradling represents companies and entities, which seek a sophisticated law firm with experienced counsel to guide critical transactions and disputes. Originally founded in 1975 to represent Southern California's most innovative emerging growth companies, Stradling is known today as a leading full-service law firm representing high growth and established organizations across a wide range of industries. The firm has built its practice around its clients' core needs. Stradling's size, structure, and culture allow it to provide big-firm representation with small-firm flexibility and responsiveness. Today Stradling serves established and emerging companies, municipalities, and global organizations using that very premise.
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