Louis Fang Lin Meng

Biography

Louis Meng serves as head of Blank Rome’s Greater China Practice and Administrative Partner of the Shanghai office. Louis has over 20 years of experience advising Chinese multinational public and private companies; financial institutions; emerging growth companies; and investment banks and funds on corporate transactions in the United States and elsewhere.

Prior to joining Blank Rome, Louis served as the Asia practice group co-chair and partner in the Shanghai office of a global Am Law 100 firm, and as a senior partner at one of the top Chinese law firms based in Shanghai.

Louis is fluent in Mandarin. He is also a Ph.D. candidate at Peking University Graduate School of International Law.

Louis is not admitted to practice in China. Admitted only in New York and the District of Columbia.

Experience

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Chinese client in its acquisition of a Canadian home construction material manufacturing company.
  • PE fund client in its investment and exit out of several real estate projects in U.S.
  • Japanese client in setting up a textile joint venture in China.
  • Australian client to transfer its equity interest in a Chinese e-payment service company, a PRC entity.
  • U.S. public company client in its purchase of 40 percent equity interest in a Chinese company in Sichuan.
  • Taiwanese client to sell its majority interests of the PRC JV Company to a major airline group in China.

Private Equity/Venture Capital

  • PE client in its investment of a redeemable convertible bond for a PCB manufacturing company in Shenzhen, China.
  • PE client in its investment of preferred shares financing for a consumer goods manufacturing company in Jiangsu, China.
  • Group of PE investors in their investment of a convertible bond of USD $70 million for a sports clothing company in Fujian, China.
  • RMB growth fund for their investments of several Chinese domestic companies.
  • Joint venture with a wind energy equipment manufacturing company in Guangdong, China.
  • PE client for its subscription of preferred shares for a pre-HK IPO silicone rubber manufacturing company in Dongguan, China.

Regulatory

  • U.S. health food company and a Korean cosmetic company to apply direct selling license from the Ministry of Commerce in Beijing, China.
  • U.S. bank to obtain all necessary regulatory approvals from the China Banking Regulatory Committee after its acquisition of another regional bank.
  • Shanghai American School to apply to National Education Commission to change the status from a Consular School to an International School for Foreign Expatriates.

Fund Formation and Capital Markets

  • Hong Kong real estate developer client to form a RMB fund to finance its landmark development projects in Shanghai.
  • Client to form a China-focused USD fund.
  • International client to form a Sino-foreign joint venture investment fund in corporate form pursuant to PRC laws.
  • Chinese issuers for overseas IPOs in NYSE, Nasdaq, Hong Kong, and AIM listings.
  • Chinese issuers as China legal counsel for several Taiwan F-shares IPOs.
  • Central state-owned company to issue a CNY 600 million offering of credit enhanced RMB bonds in Hong Kong.
  • Taiwanese pulp and paper company to issue a CNY 700 million offering of RMB bonds in Singapore.

Affiliations

Professional Activities

Since 2015, Louis has served as an arbitrator for the Shanghai International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (Shanghai International Arbitration Center).

Credentials

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • New York

Education

  • Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law, JD
  • Soochow University School of Law, LLB
  • Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law, LLM