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Hao, Fred

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Mr. Fred Hao’s practice focuses on the areaof investment fund, private investment, corporate & foreign directinvestment and financial regulation.

Fred is actively involved in the formationand investment of RMB private equity fund, including fund scheme designing,fund setting up legal documents drafting and negotiating, fund transactionstructure designing, fund investment legal due diligence, fund investment legaldocuments drafting and negotiating and transaction scheme implementing, etc.Fred gained a great deal of experience especially in the formation, investmentand management of industry investment fund, FOF, private equity fund andventure capital fund funded by national and local finance capital, and he hasadvised nearly 100 related funds on their formations, investments andmanagements having an aggregated value of more than RMB 300 billion. Fred alsorepresents corporate clients in financing transactions and mergers &acquisition matters, including transaction structure, legal due diligence,documentation and implementation, etc.

Fred has advised many multinationalcorporations on foreign direct investment and operation in China; he alsoadvises many domestic well-known enterprises on corporate affairs. Fred hasadvised many financial institutions on financial regulations, including theestablishment of financial institutions and operation regulation, the financeregulation analysis and application, the structuring of new and innovativeproducts, finance approval and regulatory matters.

Fred has been invited many times toparticipate in the evaluation work of the participation in the venture capitalfund by the new industry venture capital program, National Small and Medium-SizedEnterprise Development Fund and National Emerging Industry Venture Capital InvestmentGuiding Fund etc. by Ministry of Finance of the PRC and National Developmentand Reform Commission of the PRC; he also has been invited to participate inthe evaluation work of industry investment fund, industry development fund, FOF,private equity fund and venture capital fund with local finance capital bylocal government authorities such as Beijing Municipal Commission ofDevelopment and Reform, Bureau of Finance of Beijing Municipality, BeijingMunicipal Commission of Economy and Information Technology, Department ofFinance of Henan Province and Department of Finance of Hainan Province.

Fred is a counsel member of ZhongguancunVenture Capital and Private Equity Association, and he is also a member of distinguishedexperts team employed by China Association of Private Equity/Beijing PrivateEquity Association.

Fred was awarded as the LEGALBAND China’sTop-notch Lawyer (Private Equity) in 2017 and 2016.

His recent experience includes advising:

Fund Formation

  • the formation of Industry Coordinated Development Fund of the Beijing-Tianjin-HebeiRegion
  • the formation of National Emerging Industry Venture Capital Investment Guiding Fund
  • the formation and daily management of ChinaIntegrated Circuit Industry Investment Fund
  • the investments in VC funds by theNew Industry VC Program of Ministry of Finance of PRC and National Developmentand Reform Commission of PRC
  • the formation of Beijing IntegratedCircuit Industry Development Equity Investment Fund (RMB30 billion)
  • the formation of Beijing DevelopmentFund of High-Grade, High-Precision and Advanced Technology Industry (RMB20billion)
  • the formation and daily management of BeijingTourism Development Fund(RMB1 billion)
  • the formation of Henan “Internet+”Industry Development Fund
  • Hongdao Capital on the formation anddaily management of several RMB funds
  • several privateequity fund managers on their registrations

Private Investment

  • Northern Light Venture Capital on its investment in Qingzhi Technology
  • Hongdao Capitalon its investments in ofo, Renrendai, Lagou.com, 3W Coffee, Taihe Entertainmentand Kika Keyboard, etc.
  • Huarong Yufu Capital PE Fund onits acquisition of minority equity in Bairong Jinfu
  • Beijing Tourism Development Fund onits investment in Grand China Express International travel agency Co., Ltd.
  • Beijing Tourism Development Fund onits investment in Beijing Capital Air Helicopter General Aviation Service Co.,Ltd.
  • Huarong Yufu Capital PE Fund onits acquisition of minority equity in Maiquer Group Co., Ltd.
  • Huarong Yufu Capital PE Fund onits acquisition of minority equity in Guangzhou SiliconCore Technology CompanyLimited

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • New China Life Insurance Co., Ltd. onits several real estate investments in China
  • Huansheng Medical onits several medical institution investments in China
  • 3SBio Inc. on its acquisitionof EnzymeRx Company’s assets for a total consideration of USD6.25 million

Corporate & Foreign Direct Investment

  • BNP Paribas Securities Services onits business operation in China
  • GE (China) Finance Leasing Co., Ltd. onits business operation in China
  • Les Laboratories Servier onits business operation in China
  • SCOR Global Life SE onits business operation in China
  • 3SBio Inc. onthe collaboration with DaVita Inc. on dialysis service in northeastern China
  • Huatai Life Insurance Co., Ltd. onits daily business operation and management
  • Shin Kong-HNA Life Insurance Company Ltd. onits daily business operation and management
  • China Academy of Machinery Science &Technology onits subsidiary's shareholding restructuring
  • New China Life Insurance Co., Ltd. onits customer service system reconstruction program

Financial Regulations

  • New China Life Insurance Co., Ltd. on its several real estate investments in China
  • Huarong International Trust onthe establishments of several single/collective fund trust plans
  • Deutsche Börse Group onthe establishment of its representative office in China
  • Hannover Reon its business operation in China
  • SCOR SE on Life InsuranceLicense Approval in China
  • SCOR SE Beijing Branch onits EURO11 million operating capital increase
  • SCOR Global Life SE onthe establishment of its representative office in China and related issues
  • Revios Reinsurance AG onthe establishment of its representative office in China and related issues
  • Huatai Life Insurance Co., Ltd. onits issuance of RMB700 million subordinated debt
  • Huatai Life Insurance Co., Ltd. onits business operation
  • Shin Kong-HNA Life Insurance Company Ltd. onits business operation
  • Union Life Insurance Co., Ltd. onits insurance contracts review
  • a European reinsurance company onthe revocation of its Beijing representative office

Real Estate

  • Huarong International Trust onthe establishments of several real estate collective fund trust plans
  • New China Life Insurance Co., Ltd. onits several real estate investments in China
  • Fred received his Master of Laws (LL.M.) from Renmin University of China. He is fluent in Mandarin and English


CONTACT DETAILS

Beijing Office

18/F, Tower C, Sanlitun SOHO, 8 Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100027, PRC.

T:+8610 65069866


fred.hao@kejielaw.com

PRACTICES

Venture Capital and Private Equity

Corporate and Foreign Direct Investment

Financial Regulations

EDUCATION
LL.M., Renmin University of China
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Admitted in PRC

Member of All China Lawyers Association

Member of Beijing Lawyers Association

Member of China Venture Capital & Private Equity Association

Member of Zhongguancun Venture Capital & Private Equity Association

AWARDS

LEGALBAND Leading Lawyers 2018 (Investment Funds)

LEGALBAND Leading Lawyers 2017 (Investment Funds)

LEGALBAND Leading Lawyers 2016 (Investment Funds)

LEGALBAND Leading Lawyers 2015 (Investment Funds、Private Equity & Venture Capital) 

WORKING LANGUAGES
Mandarin Chinese and English

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