James Lu

Partner

I am proud to be a trusted advisor to our clients in handling a wide range of transactions and contingencies in today’s complex, global business environment.

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+86 21 6030 0603
+1 858 550 6101
jlu@cooley.com

James is a co-founder of Cooley’s Shanghai office and the head of its corporate practice. James focuses on Asia-related corporate and securities transactions, including foreign direct investment, venture capital financing, private equity investments, mergers and acquisitions and public offerings. He also has broad experience advising clients on complex cross-border commercial transactions involving unique structures and contractual arrangements designed to comply with legal requirements in multiple jurisdictions, including licensing, joint venture, manufacturing and distribution arrangements in the life sciences and high-tech industries in Asia. James is a frequent speaker at local and international conferences and has spoken extensively on topics relating to Asia's venture capital and capital market environment.

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Experience

  • Singapore-based Grab’s Record SPAC Marks Southeast Asia’s Largest Ever US Equity Offering 

  • EpimAb Biotherapeutics Raises $120 Million Series C 

  • Luqa Ventures Sells to CMS 

  • Legal 500 Asia Pacific Highlights Cooley 

  • Crown Bioscience Enters Merger Agreement With JSR Corporation 

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Education

  • University of San Diego School of Law
    JD, summa cum laude, Valedictorian, Order of the Coif, Outstanding Service Award

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    MS, Biochemistry

  • University of Science and Technology of China
    BS, Biology


Admissions & Credentials

California

Registered to practice before the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO)

Rankings & Accolades

    China Business Law Journal: China A-List Lawyers (2020)

contact

+86 21 6030 0603 office
+1 858 550 6101 office
jlu@cooley.com

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