Eric’s practice focuses on corporate, cross-border M&A, joint ventures and PRC-related regulatory issues. He has wide experience in supporting and advising both international and Chinese companies active in cross-border deals across many sectors (including financial services, energy, infrastructure, food and beverage, automotive, human resources and chemicals). Eric has led many major cross-border M&A transactions and advised a number of Chinese enterprises on their investment projects in a variety of countries and regions. 


Eric also has in-depth expertise in PRC financial markets regulation, advising major international commercial banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions on their operations, products and investments.

His experience includes advising:

  • COSCO on its acquisition of a minority stake in Shanghai Rural Commercial Bank from ANZ

  • Yanfeng on its establishment of the largest interior automotive business joint venture in the world with Johnson Controls in Shanghai Free Trade Zone

  • China Construction Bank on its acquisition of the majority stake of an Indonesian listed bank

  • Bank of Communications on its life insurance joint venture in China

  • UBS on its securities joint venture in China

  • AXA on its acquisition of HSBC’s general insurance business and its bancassurance arrangement with HSBC in the PRC

  • BNP Paribas Cardif on its acquisition of ING’s stake in ING-BOB Life Insurance Co., Ltd.

  • Charoen Pokphand Group on the HK$72.7bn acquisition of a 15.6% stake in Ping An Insurance from HSBC

  • RBS on its disposal of commercial and retail business and restructuring its operations in the PRC

  • Adecco on its establishment of joint ventures with FESCO in various cities in China

  • Nomura on its acquisition of a financial institution in the PRC from GE Capital and its subsequent sale to a Thailand bank


2002 - 2003               University of Bristol, LL.M

1994 - 1998               Shanghai University, LL.B


Mandarin, English