Beijing – August 3, 2022 – Cooley is a finalist for International Firm of the Year in the categories of healthcare & life sciences, investment funds, and private equity & venture capital as part of China Law & Practice’s annual awards. Additionally, Hong Kong-based lawyer Will Cai is shortlisted for recognition as International Dealmaker of the Year, and the firm is shortlisted in the category of Equity Securities Deal of the Year based on its representation of the underwriters in LianBio’s $325 million IPO.
The awards ceremony, which will take place in Beijing on September 8, identifies and honors the biggest and most important commercial legal matters involving lawyers and parties in China.
The China Law & Practice distinctions complement Cooley’s continued growth in Asia. The firm regularly advises Asia-based clients on unique business opportunities and legal challenges across the region, with strategically located offices in Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong and Singapore to handle the most complicated cross-border matters.
Cooley represents a growing number of Asia’s most innovative and dynamic tech and life sciences companies, advising at all stages of their life cycles – from formation through financings and exits. Among all international law firms practicing in China, Cooley has one of the largest offshore fund formation teams resident in mainland China, offering the most experience and greatest reach and depth for China venture capital fund formation – especially for VC firms focused on early and growth stages. Cooley’s Asia team frequently works with emerging companies prior to company formation and through the full evolution of a startup’s life. Cooley’s in-depth subject matter knowledge and transactional prowess enable the firm to handle a raft of corporate, finance, licensing, M&A and capital markets work for international and Asia-based life sciences entities engaged in inbound and outbound services.
Cooley has been named Healthcare & Life Sciences International Firm of the Year and Investment Funds International Firm of the Year by China Law & Practice in past years.
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