Philip Qu

Founding Partner at TransAsia Lawyers

Philip Qu

Philip Qu

Founding Partner at TransAsia Lawyers

Biography

Philip is recognized as one of China's top lawyers for his work in the TMT (Technology, Media & Telecoms) sector. He has extensive experience advising on investment structuring, market entry, M&A, private financing & IPOs, regulatory compliance and partnerships.

As a founding partner of TransAsia Lawyers, Philip is well-known for his representation of numerous leading multinationals with regard to their activities in the media, technology, Internet, e-commerce, wireless, film, TV and education sectors. With expertise in the content-related aspects of such activities as well as the technological aspects, Philip is regularly sought by the foremost industry players on a wide range of convergence matters. He has advised on a number of ground-breaking market entry initiatives in the technology, telecom, publishing and broadcast sectors, including the first retail chain store and first wholesale distribution joint venture in the publishing sector, the first major foreign satellite TV channel local carriage deal, and approx. one-third of all foreign-invested telecom joint ventures (which includes a number of leading US technology companies) since China entered the WTO, as well as some of the largest M&A and financing transactions to date in China’s TMT sector.

Philip has been equally active in advising Chinese entrepreneurs in these areas on major financing, partnerships, IPOs (including the US IPOs of Renren.com, Youku.com and Sohu.com) and M&A transactions (such as the Baidu-Qunar deal and Alibaba-Yahoo China deal).

Philip's practice also focuses on venture capital and private equity investment in China. He has received extensive recognition for his representation of leading market players and involvement in both regulatory and commercial issues across a wide array of industries (e.g., the TMT, education, clean tech, retail and healthcare).

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Approved by Shanghai Municipal People's Government in 1988, Shanghai International Economy and Trade Arbitration Commission (also known as the Shanghai International Arbitration Center; previously known as the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission Shanghai Commission, hereinafter referred to as “SHIAC”) was established through a formal procedure and legitimately registered, and has been acting as an independent arbitration institute all along. SHIAC is located in Shanghai, which is a crucial city in chinese economic market. SHIAC has successfully carried out independent, impartial, effective and professional arbitration services for the dispute resolution which have been positively commented at home and abroad. In the past two decades, the number of cases administrated by SHIAC has been steadily increasing. The types of disputes include, but not limit to, trade, investment, transfer of technology, M&A, finance, securities, insurance, real estate, construction, logistics, intellectual property, franchising, energy, environment interest, information technology. Parties from more than 60 countries and regions have participated in arbitration proceedings administered by SHIAC. The awards of SHIAC have been recognized and enforced in more than 40 countries and regions. In recent years, SHIAC has been making great efforts to pursue the objectives for the promotion of the internationalization of arbitration and construction of a regional centre for commercial arbitration. Preliminary achievements have been reached for such objectives. In contributing itself to the national strategy of building Shanghai into a global centre of economy, finance, trade and shipping, SHIAC has determined to keep on providing the comprehensive arbitration services to the parties with an international standard.

Boards & Committees
Member, User Committee
2004
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