Denise Shiu’s practice focuses on international mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and foreign direct investment transactions in China and the rest of Asia.

Denise joined the firm in 2010 and became a partner in 2015. From 2005 to 2009, she worked as an associate in the New York office of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP.

Notable Experience

  • TPG in the going private transaction of United Family Healthcare and the subsequent sale of United Family Healthcare by TPG, Fosun, and other existing shareholders to New Frontier Corporation.

  • Starbucks in its strategic partnership with Sequoia Capital China, through which Starbucks will make strategic co-investments with Sequoia Capital China and commercial partnerships with next-generation food and retail technology companies to propel Starbucks’ digital innovation in China.

  • A party in a proposed JV with a leading asset management company and a Chinese bank.

  • American Express in its establishment of a bankcard clearing joint venture with LianLian Pay in China.

  • Huabao in its acquisition of Jiahao Foodstuff Limited.

  • HOPU in various transactions, including its investments in SenseTime and Trax Ltd.

  • China Life Insurance in its purchase of all the shares of China Guangfa Bank held by Citigroup and IBM Credit LLC.

  • Whirlpool in its $552 million acquisition of a 51% stake in Hefei Rongshida Sanyo Electric, a company listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange.

  • TPG in various transactions, including its investments in APM Monaco, CD Finance, Kangji, and OPC Holding Company; its sale of part of its stake in Bank Tabungan Pensiunan Nasional to Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation; and its acquisition of stakes in HCP Holdings Inc.

  • The going private transactions of eFuture Holding, China Nepstar Chain Drugstore, OmniVision Technologies, WuXi PharmaTech, Asiainfo-Linkage, Sino Gas, Funtalk China Holdings, Synutra, Global-Tech Advanced Innovation, China Cord Blood Corporation, Yongye International, Winner Medical Group, and China GrenTech Corporation.

  • Various sovereign wealth funds in their investments in China.

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