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Cooley Among Finalists in Ten China Law Awards Categories

April 25, 2024

Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai – April 25, 2024 – Cooley was shortlisted by Asian Legal Business for its annual China Law Awards, which honor outstanding performance by private practitioners and in-house legal teams in China. The publication recognized the firm’s work across ten award categories – three for the entire firm, four for deals and three for individual lawyers.

Cooley was shortlisted as International Law Firm of the Year, Healthcare Law Firm of the Year and Private Equity Law Firm of the Year – International. Additionally, the firm’s work representing Gracell Biotechnologies in its $1.2 billion acquisition by AstraZeneca was shortlisted as M&A Deal of the Year – Premium, while the firm’s representation of Bitdeer in its merger with Blue Safari was shortlisted as Equity Market Deal of the Year – Premium. Lastly, the firm’s representation of Summit Healthcare in its merger with YishengBio was shortlisted as both M&A Deal of the Year – Midsize and Equity Market Deal of the Year – Midsize.

Three Cooley partners also were shortlisted: Yiming Liu as Dealmaker of the Year – International, Christina Zhang as Woman Lawyer of the Year, and Jingyi Xu as Young Lawyer of the Year.

Read the full shortlist

The awards will be presented on May 23 in Beijing.

Cooley’s Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai offices represent a growing number of China’s most innovative and dynamic tech and life sciences companies, advising them from formation through financing and exit. The teams’ in-depth subject matter knowledge and transactional prowess enable the firm to handle a raft of corporate, finance, M&A, and capital markets work for international and China-based high-tech and life sciences entities engaged in inbound and outbound endeavors.

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