Chinese Attorneys

Wu Lanlan

Attorney at Law Admitted in China

Ms. Wu graduated from the Faculty of International Economics and Law of China University of Political Science and Law in 1998. Immediately after graduation, she worked for a Chinese investment consulting firm for two years, where she handled civil and commercial cases, gave investment advice to clients, and offered a series of services such as proposal preparation, negotiation, litigation, and arbitration in connection with various agreements. As she gained experience in various fields, Ms. Wu got interested in international law practice and decided to study abroad to add a new dimension to her perspective. She chose Japan as the place for her post-graduate study because she always maintained her interest in the country, which was aroused when she won a prize in a calligraphy exhibition in Japan during her junior high school days. Ms. Wu graduated from Waseda University Graduate School of Law with a Master of Laws in 2005. Since joining the firm, Ms. Wu has been actively engaged in capital investment projects of Japanese companies in China by using her excellent language skills.

Major matters handled

• Personnel handling at the expiration of term of a joint venture
When the term of a Chinese joint venture of a Japanese food manufacturer expired, Ms. Wu was responsible for drafting and explaining the financial compensation proposal for employees and conducting procedures relating to the termination of labor agreements.

• Company acquisition
Ms. Wu performed due diligence investigations of a Chinese pharmaceuticals wholesaler for its acquisition by a Japanese trading company, drafted joint venture agreements and other documents necessary for incorporation and prepared compliance regulations and other internal rules.

• Advance antimonopoly examination for the incorporation of a joint venture
When a Japanese textile machinery company incorporated a joint venture, Ms. Wu reviewed and amended antidumping examination documents and attended advance interviews with the Ministry of Commerce.

• Company acquisition
Ms. Wu performed legal due diligence investigations of a Chinese Internet game maker for its acquisition by a Japanese SNS operator.

• Conversion of a Sino-foreign joint venture to a wholly foreign-owned subsidiary
Ms. Wu performed legal due diligence investigations and prepared the necessary application documents for the conversion of a Japanese machinery manufacturer’s joint venture to a wholly foreign-owned subsidiary.

• Measures against counterfeit medicines
Ms. Wu assisted a Japanese pharmaceuticals manufacturer with investigations of counterfeit medicines and reporting to the competent Chinese authorities.

• Reorganization of Chinese subsidiaries
When two Chinese subsidiaries of a Japanese sporting goods manufacturer underwent a reorganization, Ms. Wu conducted an advance investigation of the subsidiaries, proposed an absorption-type merger and performed the required procedures.

• Debt recovery
Ms. Wu was responsible for issuing warnings regarding debts owed to a Chinese subsidiary of a Japanese advertising firm, negotiating with the debtor and analyzing whether the matter could be prosecuted as a criminal case.

• Internal audits of Chinese subsidiaries
Ms. Wu advised a Japanese chemicals manufacturer on improvement strategies based on the results of internal audits of its Chinese subsidiaries.

• Company acquisition
Ms. Wu performed legal due diligence investigations of a Chinese car dealer for its acquisition by a Japanese trading company and drafted joint venture agreements and other documents necessary for incorporation.

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