People: Howard H. Jiang, Partner

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Howard H. Jiang

Partner

New York
Direct: +1 (212) 218-5589
Shanghai
Direct: +86 21 2221 0612
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Howard Jiang is a partner in the Corporate Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. Howard specializes in mergers and acquisitions and securities work both in domestic and trans-border transactions. He has advised clients in both public or private mergers and acquisitions. On the merger and acquisition front, he has advised many companies in their acquisition and sale of equity interests and assets, forming and dissolving strategic alliances, joint ventures and special arrangements in the U.S. and overseas. He has advised clients in asset or equity sale auctions and auction bidding in bankruptcy court under Section 363 or non-bankruptcy related auctions. He has advised many U.S. and foreign companies on investment projects in Asia and China in particular as well as companies from the Asia Pacific region in their investments in the U.S. and overseas.

On the securities front, Howard has represented many domestic and foreign issuers in various equity and debt instruments offerings and listing on various capital markets. He has also represented many leading investment banks in their underwriting activities involving domestic and foreign issuers. Howard has worked on many project finance transactions designing project structures and related securities offerings. He also advises clients on international distribution and licensing matters.

Howard Jiang is a partner in the Corporate Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. Howard specializes in mergers and acquisitions and securities work both in domestic and trans-border transactions. He has advised clients in both public or private mergers and acquisitions. On the merger and acquisition front, he has advised many companies in their acquisition and sale of equity interests and assets, forming and dissolving strategic alliances, joint ventures and special arrangements in the U.S. and overseas. He has advised clients in asset or equity sale auctions and auction bidding in bankruptcy court under Section 363 or non-bankruptcy related auctions. He has advised many U.S. and foreign companies on investment projects in Asia and China in particular as well as companies from the Asia Pacific region in their investments in the U.S. and overseas.

On the securities front, Howard has represented many domestic and foreign issuers in various equity and debt instruments offerings and listing on various capital markets. He has also represented many leading investment banks in their underwriting activities involving domestic and foreign issuers. Howard has worked on many project finance transactions designing project structures and related securities offerings. He also advises clients on international distribution and licensing matters.

Education

  • J.D., Columbia Law School (1992)

  • M.I.A., Columbia University (1989)
  • M.A., Geneva University (1987)

  • M.A., Webster University (1987)
  • B.A., Shanghai International Studies University (1982)

Admissions

  • New York

Affiliations

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, International Bar Association

Representative Engagements

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Represented Owens Corning in its $800 million asset disposition.
  • Represented Fresenius in acquisitions involving four countries in the field of healthcare.
  • Represented American Standard in its strategic investments and acquisitions in China.
  • Represented General Motors in its multi-billion dollar operations in China.
  • Represented Shanghai Haixing Group in one of the first Section 363 auction purchases by Chinese buyers in the industrial and consumer fabric business.
  • Represented Reliance Group in the acquisition of Digital Domain with Galloping Horse. Digital Domain is a leading special effects company with over 13 Oscar Awards for special effects.
  • Represented a major Chinese steel company in the acquisition of steelmaking facilities in North America.
  • Represented a public biopharmaceutical company's merger with another Pennsylvania public biopharmaceutical company.
  • Represented Bermuda Telecom in its auction sale.
  • Advised on a major telecom roll-up transaction.
  • Advised on MarineMax's roll-up transaction.
  • Advised on California Electric's investment in a power company in China.
  • Advised on two U.S. listed biopharmaceutical companies’ exchange offer.
  • Represented on a Chinese based biopharmaceutical company in its tender offer and subsequent merger with a NYSE listed stem cell company.
  • Advised on a Chinese company’s acquisition of controlling stake in a NYSE pharmaceutical company.

Securities Offerings and Underwritings

  • Represented CSFB in underwriting the $330 million IPO of Shandong Huaneng Power, the first Chinese company to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange in 1994.
  • Advised on PaineWebber in the $120 million telecom company IPO by Advanced Communications Group.
  • Represented a Sinochem in a total of approximately $500 million commercial paper and $175 million Euro notes offerings.
  • Represented COFCO in approximately $650 million commercial paper and $200 million Euro notes offerings.
  • Represented China Housing and Land Development listing on NASDAQ.
  • Advised on Xinyuan Real Estate IPO on NYSE.
  • Represented China XD Plastics listing in U.S.
  • Represented American Oriental Bioengineering listing in U.S.
  • Represented the first group of investors in the Fushi listing on NASDAQ.
  • Represented Salomon Smith Barney in the $110 million MarineMax roll-up IPO.
  • Represented Rockland Power in its first mortgage bond offerings.
  • Represented Hitachi in an industrial revenue bond offering with the Tennessee Valley Authority.
  • Represented an issuer in a $50 million non-recourse liability remote entity debenture offering.
  • Represented BMO in a $650 million CBO offering.
  • Represented a major U.S. underwriter in a $120 million highway construction bond offering.
  • Represented a major U.S. underwriter in a $110 million power bond offering.
  • Designed the bond offering product for a law firm in its $40 million bond offering.

Project Finance and Other Transactions

  • Advised CNR in its successful bid for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority subway project.
  • Advised Beijing municipality on Olympic Games financing.
  • Advised on a highway construction project in China.
  • Advised on a cruise ship home port development project in the Caribbean.
  • Advised on a power plant construction project in northern China.
  • Advised on financing a major warehousing and processing facility construction project in Canada.
  • Advised on the multibillion dollar Verizon FLAG submarine cable project.
  • Advised on an amusement park facility development project.
  • Advised on a major hotel construction project in Shanghai.
  • Advised Hutchison Whampoa on the Oriental Plaza project in Beijing.
  • Advised on Ford's strategic alliance with Mazda.
  • Advised on GM's joint venture with Shanghai Autoworks.
  • Advised PCH in its distribution and fulfillment arrangements.
  • Advised on Becton Dickinson’s operation in China.
Media Related Experience
  • Represented Reliance Group in the acquisition of Digital Domain with Galloping Horse. Digital Domain is a leading special effects company with over 13 Oscar Awards for special effects.
  • Represented Tianjin TEDA in its contract negotiation with Paramount.
  • Represented a publicly listed company in the U.S. in its film rights acquisition from Miramax.
  • Represented a U.S. listed company in its acquisition of a TV program producer in China.
  • Represented a U.S. listed company in its acquisition of a production company in China.
  • Represented Time Warner in its launch of TV program in Hong Kong.