Mr Wei (David) Chen is a managing partner and head of cross-border transactions. He mainly represents state-backed investment funds, state-owned enterprises and private enterprises in outbound M&A, especially in semiconductors and mining. He is named in the March 2018 edition of Asian Legal Business as one of the top 10 M&A lawyers in China. In recent years, he has acted as lead counsel in notable deals, included advising E-Town International, an outbound investment fund of the Municipal Government of Beijing, in consortium acquisitions of Mattson Technology and iML Technology, both Silicon Valley-based semiconductor companies. In 2016, he advised JAC Capital as PRC counsel in a US$2.5 billion acquisition of the Standard Products Unit of NXP Semiconductors. During the past year, Mr Chen has represented China Gold in major proposed mining deals.