November 10, 2022 (California) – Professional intercontinental financing and mergers & acquisitions legal professional Julian Zou has joined Procopio’s Silicon Valley place of work as its latest Associate. Julian counsels company clientele from startups to multinational firms on undertaking cash, M&A, international direct investment—both inbound into and outbound from Asia—finance and banking. His customers contain modern existence sciences and technological innovation firms.
“Julian Zou is a terrific suit for Procopio, specified our substantial corporate legislation observe through California and our active engagement with Pacific Rim-centered purchasers,” said Procopio Running Associate John D. Alessio. “His demonstrated results in controlling the complexities of corporate finance transactions, in certain involving China, boosts our capability to provide company customers in the U.S. and Asia.”
On the financing facet, Julian has represented several lifetime sciences and technological innovation customers in different funding rounds, netting some startups tens of tens of millions of bucks. He’s also represented clients on each acquire-side and provide-aspect in intricate M&A transactions, some involving hundreds of tens of millions of pounds. Julian has also represented buyers and portfolio corporations in non-public fairness and undertaking investments.
As portion of his cross-border Asia Pacific exercise Julian has practical experience facilitating compliance with the Overseas Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) as effectively as Chinese anti-bribery law counseling and investigations. He is admitted to apply law in the U.S. and experienced in China. Julian has represented an economic advancement company of the Beijing municipal federal government in its acquisition of an American semiconductor producing organization, and an Asian client electronics company in numerous overseas expansions, which includes establishment of a analysis and development center, employment, and venture funds financial commitment.
“I joined Procopio with the intention to go on delivering our cross-border purchasers with the best authorized solutions. Procopio has the skill, the bandwidth, and, most importantly, the devotion needed to cater to regional, national and global consumers and I am very enthusiastic to be component of this staff.”
Julian has tutorial degrees from establishments in each Asia and the United States. He earned an LLB in Global Financial Legislation from Soochow University in Suzhou, China, and an LLM from the Shanghai College of Worldwide Company and Economics. He holds a JD from the University of Washington University of Legislation, as very well as numerous educational certificates, including just one in Synthetic Intelligence from the Massachusetts Institute of Engineering and an additional in Chinese and American Studies from the Johns Hopkins University-Nanjing College Center for Chinese and American Research.
Among our Emerging Development and Venture Money, Funds Markets and Securities, and Mergers & Acquisitions and Strategic Joint Ventures procedures, our corporate law lawyers counsel startups from inception on company and securities law, capital financing, securing mental property portfolios, essential consumer and seller contracts and a lot more. Procopio’s corporate legal professionals assist with recurring objects this kind of as deal evaluations, phrases and ailments on buys and income, non-disclosure agreements, regimen regulatory compliance issues, company governance matters and considerably additional. They seek to ensure ongoing capital circulation that complies with state and federal rules as effectively as addressing any cross-border problems, no matter if the consumer stays non-public or goes community. And as that shopper grows, our attorneys function to build strategic following steps, which include acquisition, strategic partnership, or exit.