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Greenberg Traurig Assumes High Profile at ALB In-House Legal Summit in China

BEIJING – Dec. 19, 2018 Joel H. Rothstein, chair of global law firm Greenberg Traurig’s Asia Real Estate Practice, and Dawn Zhang, co-managing shareholder of the firm’s Shanghai office, recently participated in the Asia Legal Business 15th Annual In-House Legal Summit 2018, held on Nov. 22, in Beijing. The summit attracted over 300 in-house legal counsel from leading Chinese state-owned enterprises, publicly listed companies, private companies, as well as from global multinational companies to discuss recent regulatory changes, hot pressing legal issues and best practice solutions in Hong Kong and the region.

Rothstein and Zhang held meetings with in-house counsel across a broad spectrum of industries from real estate, technology, manufacturing, and media companies. In addition, Rothstein conducted a comprehensive workshop entitled “Real Estate: A Guide for In House Legal Counsel; What You Need to Know.” The workshop focused on the real estate issues in house counsel encounter.  He covered topics ranging from strategies in leasing, constructing and managing corporate real estate facilities, to real estate due diligence in mergers and acquisition transactions, to legal issues and concerns raised by new types of real estate facilities such as co-working office space, data centers, and logistics facilities.

Rothstein is an international real estate and structured finance lawyer with more than 20 years’ experience in Asia, who advises investment banks, financial institutions, private equity funds, sovereign wealth funds, real estate developers, and investors across all major Asia markets with a particular focus on Greater China, Japan, and South Korea. He also leads the firm’s practice in advising Asia-based outbound cross-border investors in structuring, implementing, and managing equity and debt investments into the United States, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East.

Zhang has broad experience advising clients on China-related cross-border mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, joint ventures, funds, and general corporate matters. Before joining Greenberg Traurig, she practiced in other international law firms for many years and served as the PRC legal counsel for a multinational corporation, where she handled a wide variety of corporate matters for public and emerging growth companies.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, was named the largest firm in the U.S. by Law360 in 2017, and is among the Top 20 on the 2018 Am Law Global 100. Web: Twitter: @GT_Law.