Ho, Mark


  Shanghai, China
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 +86 21 6061 3555
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Licensed both in China and the State of North Carolina.

Admitted in Chinese Bar since 1989; admitted in North Carolina State Bar since 1994

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
2011-Present Partner, Zhong Lun
2005-2011 Partner, J&F RPC Lawyers,Shanghai
2000-2005 Chief Counsel, McDonald's China, Hong Kong and Shanghai
1994-2000 Associate, O'Melveny & Myers, Shanghai and Hong Kong
1989-1991 Associate, Shanghai United Law Offices

Assisted multinational clients in their Chinese investment and operations, including setting up rep offices, JVs and WFOEs; and assisted foreign investors in purchasing Chinese business assets, reorganizing Chinese assets, converting JVs into WFOEs, and merging and consolidating FIEs; represented foreign clients in acquiring over 500 real estate premises in over 100 Chinese cities, including purchasing land use rights, buildings and factory facilities.

Represented foreign clients in establishing distribution networks, supply chains and retail services in China, and assisted clients in distribution agreements and OEM and ODM agreements; assisted manufacturing clients in purchasing Chinese companies and assets through private equity or public offerings; assisted major US companies in acquiring manufacturing facilities and Chinese distribution networks.

Represented clients in liaison with Chinese government agencies and government proceedings; assisted foreign companies in their Chinese business operations and provided counsel on Chinese law compliance matters such as environmental compliance issues; assisted major distribution and retail companies in setting up Chinese distribution and retail operations in China.

Provided counsel on trademark licenses, retail licenses and franchising transactions; assisted clients in franchising in China.

Represented clients in dispute resolution proceedings such as Chinese litigation and arbitration proceedings; and handled labor cases.

EDUCATION:
University of Georgia School of Law
LL.M, 1993
Law Institute, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences
LL.M, 1989
Renmin University of China, Beijing
LL.B, 1986