Dorsey & Whitney re-hires former private equity executive Zheng

Dorsey & Whitney has re-hired former private equity executive Guanxi Zheng as of counsel in the corporate group in the law firm’s Seattle office. Zheng was an associate and partner in Dorsey’s Hong Kong office from 2000 to 2006, focusing on corporate transactional work including M&A, joint ventures, tech licensing, corporate finance and structured acquisitions of non-performing loans. In 2006, Zheng became director, vice president and general counsel at DAC Financial Management in Hong Kong and Beijing, where he was responsible for due diligence, contract negotiations and portfolio management.

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International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP announced today that Guanxi Zheng has rejoined the Firm as Of Counsel in the Firm’s Corporate Group in Dorsey’s Seattle office.

Mr. Zheng was an associate and partner in Dorsey’s Hong Kong office from 2000 to 2006, with a practice covering a wide-range of corporate transactional work including M&A, joint ventures, technology licensing, corporate finance and structured acquisition of non-performing loans. In 2006, he became Director, Vice President and General Counsel at DAC Financial Management (China) Ltd., in Hong Kong and Beijing, where he was responsible for due diligence, contract negotiations and portfolio management for the private equity fund’s investments all across China, including work-out of distressed loans purchased in packages from large state-owned enterprises.

Mr. Zheng is a native of Fujian Province, China. He attended Southwest Law School in Chongqing, China, graduating with his LL.B. degree and attended Vrije University in Brussels, Belgium, taking his first LL.M. degree in European Union law. He moved to Canada, obtaining his LL.M. and his LL.B. degrees. After Mr. Zheng was admitted to the Alberta bar he initially worked in Canada at the firm of Fraser Milner. He left Canada to join the Stikeman Elliott Hong Kong office and became a member of the Hong Kong bar before joining Dorsey in 2000.

“Guanxi Zheng has extensive experience handling inbound and outbound work for Chinese, Canadian and U.S. companies,” said Dorsey Managing Partner Ken Cutler. “He will be a great addition to Dorsey’s strong international team both in China and across the rest of our platform. We are very glad to welcome him back.”

Mr. Zheng noted, “This is an excellent opportunity for me and I look forward to returning to private practice. Dorsey’s global reach and full-service platform will enable me and my Dorsey colleagues to serve more of our clients’ international needs more efficiently. I am delighted to be back. Dorsey is a great firm with an exceptional client base.”

About Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Clients have relied on Dorsey since 1912 as a valued business partner. With locations across the United States and in Canada, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region, Dorsey provides an integrated, proactive approach to its clients’ legal and business needs. Dorsey represents a number of the world’s most successful companies from a wide range of industries, including leaders in the financial services, life sciences, technology, agribusiness and energy sectors, as well as major non-profit and government entities.

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