November 10, 2022 (California) – Experienced international funding and mergers & acquisitions legal professional Julian Zou has joined Procopio’s Silicon Valley business as its hottest Companion. Julian counsels corporate shoppers from startups to multinational businesses on undertaking funds, M&A, foreign direct investment—both inbound into and outbound from Asia—finance and banking. His shoppers consist of revolutionary lifestyle sciences and know-how corporations.
“Julian Zou is a terrific healthy for Procopio, provided our substantial company regulation apply all over California and our active engagement with Pacific Rim-focused consumers,” mentioned Procopio Handling Lover John D. Alessio. “His shown success in handling the complexities of corporate finance transactions, in unique involving China, improves our means to serve corporate clientele in the U.S. and Asia.”
On the financing aspect, Julian has represented numerous everyday living sciences and know-how purchasers in numerous funding rounds, netting some startups tens of thousands and thousands of bucks. He’s also represented clients on the two buy-facet and market-side in intricate M&A transactions, some involving hundreds of tens of millions of pounds. Julian has also represented investors and portfolio corporations in non-public fairness and enterprise investments.
As section of his cross-border Asia Pacific observe Julian has expertise facilitating compliance with the Overseas Corrupt Procedures Act (FCPA) as perfectly as Chinese anti-bribery legislation counseling and investigations. He is admitted to exercise regulation in the U.S. and qualified in China. Julian has represented an financial improvement company of the Beijing municipal govt in its acquisition of an American semiconductor manufacturing enterprise, and an Asian client electronics company in various abroad expansions, such as institution of a study and progress centre, employment, and venture money expense.
“I joined Procopio with the aim to continue offering our cross-border customers with the finest authorized companies. Procopio has the skill, the bandwidth, and, most importantly, the determination required to cater to nearby, nationwide and intercontinental shoppers and I am quite thrilled to be part of this group.”
Julian has tutorial levels from establishments in the two Asia and the United States. He acquired an LLB in Worldwide Financial Regulation from Soochow College in Suzhou, China, and an LLM from the Shanghai College of Global Enterprise and Economics. He retains a JD from the College of Washington School of Regulation, as well as various educational certificates, such as one particular in Synthetic Intelligence from the Massachusetts Institute of Know-how and one more in Chinese and American Reports from the Johns Hopkins College-Nanjing University Middle for Chinese and American Studies.
Involving our Rising Advancement and Enterprise Funds, Funds Markets and Securities, and Mergers & Acquisitions and Strategic Joint Ventures techniques, our corporate legislation attorneys counsel startups from inception on company and securities legislation, cash financing, securing mental residence portfolios, crucial client and vendor contracts and additional. Procopio’s company attorneys guide with recurring items these as deal opinions, conditions and ailments on purchases and sales, non-disclosure agreements, regime regulatory compliance matters, company governance issues and a great deal far more. They find to make sure ongoing money stream that complies with point out and federal polices as properly as addressing any cross-border difficulties, no matter whether the customer stays non-public or goes public. And as that consumer grows, our lawyers perform to acquire strategic upcoming techniques, which includes acquisition, strategic partnership, or exit.