Calvin Ding

Calvin Ding

Shareholder

Calvin Ding is a shareholder in the firm’s Corporate Group and FCPA & Global Anti-Corruption Group focusing his practice on counseling U.S., Chinese and European clients in international corporate and commercial matters such as mergers and acquisitions, in-bound and out-bound foreign direct investment, and anti-trust. Mr. Ding has broad experience representing clients in corporate internal investigations and compliance matters, including advising a Fortune 50 company on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and PRC anti-bribery law compliance program roll out and implementation involving numerous Chinese municipalities and provinces.

Prior to practicing law, Mr. Ding worked as a research analyst at The Heritage Foundation's Asian Studies Center and interned for U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson.

Competenze

Esperienze Professionali

  • Conduct trainings for several publicly listed U.S. companies operating in the PRC on the FCPA and PRC anti- corruption laws.
  • Assisted a leading international hospitality company in managing legal exposure stemming from its PRC operations, including the development of risk mitigation structures.
  • Assist clients in developing and the implementation of tailored FCPA and anti-corruption procedures.
  • Assist U.S.-based retailer with significant operations in the PRC with managing PRC governmental audits and investigations.
  • Assist multinational companies in conducting FCPA/anti-corruption related internal investigations, including leading document review teams, conducting on-site interviews, and assessment of books and records.
  • Provide guidance to various PRC business units of U.S. companies in managing government-related interface and fees.
  • Conduct FCPA due diligence on agents, consultants and other third party intermediaries of client, identified red flags and provided recommendations.
  • Assisted a U.S. publicly traded company in its approximately $1.8 billion acquisition of a leading scented-candle maker which owns and operates more than 560 retail stores in the U.S. and Canada and sells its products in over 35,000 retail locations.
  • Assisted a U.S. publicly traded company in its US $521 million acquisition of a Hong Kong publicly listed company’s China-based electronics manufacturing subsidiaries.
  • Assisted both U.S. and European publicly listed companies in obtaining merger review approval under the PRC Anti-monopoly Law.
  • Assisted an U.S. law firm in disposing its China, Hong Kong and Singapore assets.
  • Assisted U.S. principals in selling their shares in a Hong Kong holding company, through which they owned a China-based consulting firm, to a leading U.S. consulting firm.
  • Assisted a U.S. venture capital fund in its proposed Series A investment in a Chinese pharmaceutical company.
  • Assisted investors in the structuring and documentation of proposed US $150 million Chinese motion picture investment fund.
  • Assisted a U.S. publicly traded company in its tax driven restructuring of Asian operations.
  • Assisted UK-based petrochemicals, specialty chemicals and oil products company in its purchase and subscription of shares in an U.S. biofuels company.°
  • Assisted a U.S. audio equipment maker in its purchase of substantially all the assets of a Chinese joint venture partner.°

  • Assisted several publicly traded Chinese companies in antidumping and countervailing duty investigations conducted by the U.S. Department of Commerce.
  • Assisted a U.S. publicly traded company in antidumping and countervailing duty investigations conducted by the PRC Ministry of Commerce.
  • Assisted a German-based auto parts manufacturer in its proposed formation of free trade zone in the U.S.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Ding prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Riconoscimenti e Premi

  • Member, Winning Team, Global M&A Network’s Turnaround Atlas Award, "Insolvency Deal of the Year – Middle Markets," for the Chapter 11 restructuring of ShengdaTech, Inc., 2013
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai, U.S. China Business Council
  • Member, Cornell Alumni Association of Shanghai
  • Member, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • Member, University of Minnesota Alumni Association of Shanghai

Formazione

Formazione
  • Laurea magistrale in Giurisprudenza, University of Minnesota Law School
  • Diploma di maturità, Economics, Government, Cornell University
Abilitazioni
  • Indiana
Admitted in Indiana. Has not taken the Chinese national PRC judicial qualification examination.
Lingue
  • Chinese (Mandarin), Fluente
  • Inglese, Fluente