James Wang has 19 years of experience in the investment funds and private equity/venture capital field.
He has represented international and Chinese fund clients in the structuring of approximately 1,500 domestic and offshore PE, VC, hedge, real estate, mezzanine, film and media, energy and infrastructure funds, qualified foreign limited partner (QFLP) and renminbi-qualified foreign limited partner funds, qualified domestic limited partnership (QDLP) and qualified domestic investment enterprise funds, qualified foreign institutional investor and renminbi-qualified foreign institutional investor funds, and qualified domestic institutional investor funds with total capital commitments in excess of the equivalent of US$50 billion. He also regularly represents clients in joint venture and partnership transactions, private equity/venture capital and M&A and capital markets transactions in and outside China.
He has been consistently ranked as a leading lawyer in investment funds, private equity and venture capital for China by Chambers, Who’s Who Legal, The Legal 500, IFLR1000 and Legalband. He was also named a market leader for investment funds in China by the London-based Legal Media Group’s global Expert Guides for banking, finance and transactional law, from 2015 to 2020 (the only lawyer with a PRC law firm named by Expert Guides in the investment funds category in China). He is a member of the expert review committee of the QFLP and QDLP pilot programmes administered by Shanghai Financial Services Office, and also served as adviser to the committee on private equity secondary market initiatives. James is also active in private equity and venture capital investments, M&A and capital markets transactions. Prior to working for Jingtian & Gongcheng, James worked at several major international law firms in the United States and China, including Clifford Chance, Kirkland & Ellis, Greenberg Traurig and the PRC law firm of Han Kun. James is a CFA and CAIA charterholder.