Alan Seem
Partner, Jones Day
Silicon Valley Area
Securities Reporting & Compliance, Securities & Capital Markets, China, Asia, Securities Offerings, Venture Capital Transactions, Private Equity Transactions, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate, Corporate Governance
Bio
Alan Seem's practice is concentrated on SEC-registered and Rule 144A/Regulation S securities offerings, M&A, venture capital and private equity investments, and going-private transactions. He has extensive experience in the Asia-Pacific region, having worked for 16 years in Hong Kong, Beijing, and Shanghai. He also regularly advises companies and their boards of directors on corporate governance matters, including SEC/stock exchange compliance and disclosure-related matters. Alan has worked with private and public companies in a variety of industries, including e-commerce, media and social media, renewable energy, software, semiconductors, telecommunications, education, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, banking, automotive, real estate, retail, mining, oil and gas, machinery and manufacturing, and airlines. Prior to joining Jones Day in 2017, he handled IPO offerings for China Rapid Finance, Weibo, Renren, Simcere Pharmaceutical, SMIC, Giant Interactive, New Oriental Education, Nuokang Bio-pharma, SYSWIN, TAL Education, HiSoft Technology, BitAuto, Acquity Group, Solarfun, Acorn International, Ambow Education, and many others. He also has extensive experience with Hong Kong IPOs, including Metallurgical Corporation of China, Changsha Zoomlion Heavy Industry, China Mobile, Bank of China, Mianyang Xinchen Engine, China Netcom, Bank of Communications, China Coal, and Shanshui Cement. In addition, Alan has handled various pro bono assignments, including for The Nature Conservancy. Alan has been recognized as one of the leading individuals for capital markets work by Chambers Asia and Asia Pacific Legal 500 .
Matters
  • Orocobre Limited secures AUD$361 million funding through private placement and underwritten accelerated entitlement offer
  • Itron acquires Silver Spring Networks for $830 million, net of $118 million of Silver Spring's cash
  • Bison Capital acquires majority of outstanding Class A Common Stock in Cinedigm
Clients
Acorn International Acquity Group Ambow Education Bank of China Bank of Communications BitAuto Changsha Zoomlion Heavy Industry China Coal China Mobile China Netcom China Rapid Finance Giant Interactive Group HiSoft Technology Metallurgical Corporation of China Mianyang Xinchen Engine New Oriental Education Nuokang Bio-pharma Orocobre Limited Renren Shanshui Cement Simcere Pharmaceutical SMIC Solarfun SYSWIN TAL Education The Nature Conservancy Weibo
Schools
1996
Vrije University of Amsterdam
Law Program
1996
Columbia Law School
J.D.
1991
Dartmouth College
B.A.
1988
Beijing Normal University
Dartmouth Foreign Study Program, Summer
1988
Tunghai University
University of Massachusetts in Taiwan Program, Fall
Bar Admissions

California, New York

Languages

Mandarin Chinese