Cleary Gottlieb Welcomes Wei Fang Back to the Firm as Counsel

May 30, 2023

Cleary Gottlieb has welcomed Wei Fang back to the firm as counsel in the Beijing office.

Wei’s return will further strengthen the firm’s M&A and private equity practices and expand the breadth and depth of services we provide to our clients.

Wei’s practice focuses on corporate M&A and private equity transactions. He has extensive experience representing Chinese companies and private equity firms in outbound investments on a global basis, as well as representing private equity investors, hedge funds, and large multinational corporations, among others, in investment, financing, and joint venture transactions and pre-IPO investments in China. Over the past 10 years, he has provided professional legal services to many well-known private equity funds, sovereign funds, financial institutions, and multinational corporations in M&A, minority investments, corporate joint ventures, and securities offerings in various industries.

Prior to returning to Cleary, Wei was a partner at Fangda Law Firm, where he was responsible for corporate M&A and private equity investments. Previously, Wei worked in Cleary’s Beijing office from 2015 to 2021 and was promoted to senior associate in 2019. Wei has also worked at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP and Shearman & Sterling LLP.

Wei has served major clients including private equity funds such as TPG, Temasek, Bain, CITIC Industrial Fund, Azure Capital, Sequoia China, Chunghua, and Hony; investment banks such as Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan, Citi, UBS, Deutsche Bank, and CICC; and corporate clients such as Alibaba, Ant Group, Byte Jump, Jiangsu Hengrui, PetroChina, Where to Go, COFCO Meat, and Bona Film.

Cleary Gottlieb is recognized as a premier international law firm, with 16 offices in the world’s major financial and regulatory centers, more than 1,100 lawyers from over 50 countries, and over 75 years of legal services experience. We are a top ranked legal adviser for public and private M&A globally with decades of experience designing and executing the most complex M&A transactions.