Jeffrey A. Rinde is the Managing Partner in the New York City office. Mr. Rinde primarily specializes in the areas of corporate, securities and other regulatory aspects of global business ventures across a diverse array of industries between companies in the U.S. and Europe with Asia, Central and South America, Russia, Africa, Australia and the Middle East.
With over twenty-five years of global legal, corporate and investment banking experience, Mr. Rinde represents both U.S. and foreign corporations across a wide range of industries. His broad experience includes public and private equity and debt security financings, blockchain technology & digital currency, international mergers and acquisitions, angel, venture capital and private equity financings, project finance, banking and financial instruments, secured debt transactions, going private transactions, foreign direct investment and corporate law and governance. Mr. Rinde regularly assists his clients with overcoming challenging government and regulatory issues confronting them in global emerging markets, including developing and implementing strategies to maximize opportunities, minimize risks, and accomplish their strategic goals.
Mr. Rinde has particular and distinctive skill in representing Chinese and other Asian-based companies in complex transactions to help expand their overseas business, access capital and list overseas, including the United States, Hong Kong and London, and representing foreign companies in all facets of business activities in mainland China.
Prior to establishing CKR, Mr. Rinde was Chief Representative of Blank Rome’s Shanghai office whose primary responsibility was overseeing the firm’s Asia-based client matters. Earlier in his career, he was the head of the corporate department of Hodgson Russ’ New York office and established the firm’s Asian practice.
CKR is a global firm of experienced lawyers with diverse international practices. We have locations throughout the world, including North America, South America, Asia Pacific, Africa, Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Middle East.
Our firm has particular and distinctive strengths, both domestically and globally, in the areas of corporate, finance, capital markets, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, government advocacy, litigation and international arbitration, bankruptcy and restructuring, and intellectual property.
CKR has strong relationships within the investment, business and professional communities, as well as to the local, state and national governments where our clients are or where they want to be. Our partners have an average of more than 20 years of legal experience. Our lawyers have deep connections to their local communities. The clients in our global legal practice span every type of business, both private and public, from Fortune 500 companies to emerging companies and from individuals to local and national governments. CKR’s lawyers share a commitment to provide high quality legal services to our clients in a more flexible and lower-cost business environment, which enables us to charge more reasonable rates for our services and to devote more time to each client. We achieve this through our intimate local knowledge and relationships, cultural and political sensitivity and practical goal-oriented solutions.