Rocky Lee is a corporate lawyer with broad experience in China cross-border legal matters. He is widely recognized as one of the top legal advisors to founders, CEOs and directors on business and legal issues. He is also highly regarded for his knowledge of the complex regulations governing foreign investment into China.
Mr. Lee has particular expertise in China’s “restricted industries” such as banking, broadcasting, e-commerce, education, energy, financial services, healthcare, Internet, funds, media and entertainment, publishing and telecommunications.
Mr. Lee represents countless large investment banks, PE/VC funds and hedge funds in their cross-border and domestic investments, project finance and fund formation. Mr. Lee also has extensive experience in working for the TMT start-up companies on complicated structure establishment, and he also advised a number of overseas retail clients on their expansion and growth in Asia.
Mr. Lee splits his time between Beijing and Menlo Park and heads up the Firm’s U.S. Corporate Practice.
As the recipient of numerous high profile awards and honors, Mr. Lee has been recognized as one of the leading lawyers in Asia by the following organizations and ranking guides: China Business Law Journal, Top 100 Lawyers for China Practice in 2016; Financial Times, Top 10 Innovative Individuals of 2015; AsiaLaw, a Leading Lawyer in General Corporate Law in 2013, a Leading Lawyer in Venture Capital & Private Equity for seven consecutive years; Chambers Asia Pacific, Top-Tier Band 1 Lawyer in Private Equity & Venture Capital Investment for consecutive years; Legal 500, Leading Private Equity & Venture Capital Lawyer in Asia for consecutive years.
Prior to joining KWM, Mr. Lee was the Asia Managing Partner and Head of China Corporate Practice of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP.
Mr. Lee graduated from the University of California Berkeley, with high honors and academic distinction, and received his law degree, from the University of California Los Angeles School of Law.
Mr. Lee is qualified in the State of California and is fluent in Mandarin and English.
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