Beijing – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary (“DLA Piper”) today announced the appointment of venture capital, private equity and IT and telecommunications specialist, Rocky Lee as the head of its Venture Capital and Private Equity practice in China. He is a California qualified lawyer and veteran of China venture capital and high technology matters.
Rocky has worked extensively on China venture capital matters and represents some of the best- known China venture capitalists. His active involvement in the China venture community has led to numerous accolades and recognitions.
Rocky’s main areas of expertise include corporate finance, foreign direct investments, Sino-foreign joint ventures, M&A, securities, telecommunications, IP transactions, and new media. His experience of China law ranges from technology and IT matters to outsourcing, regulatory commercial and capital market transactions. Rocky is an expert on China’s emerging growth sectors and high technology and is a regular press commentator on these issues. In 2005, Rocky was recognised by Asia Law & Practice as a leading business lawyer in the fields of venture capital and private equity and IT and telecommunications in China. He is also a recognised authority on PRC foreign exchange regulations and PRC cross-border transaction restructuring matters.
“With Rocky on board, we are better able to exploit the full potential of our Silicon Valley strength in Asia and meet the expectations of our global venture and technology clients,” said Nick Seddon, Managing Partner of DLA Piper Asia. Rocky’s appointment is a significant boost to DLA Piper’s China venture and private equity practice, which is already one of largest in China.
Matt Adler, a corporate partner in the Beijing office, commented: “It is terrific to have Rocky, a top choice of our existing and prospective clients, join us. His joining will only further strengthen our venture and technology practice in Asia.”
“Rocky has recognised expertise in his areas of practice and we are confident that we now have one of the top venture and TMC practices in Asia,” said Jingzhou Tao, managing partner of DLA Piper’s Beijing office.
Prior to his appointment, Rocky worked in the Beijing office of Lovells. Rocky holds a JD from the University of California Los Angeles School of Law, and a bachelor degree from the University of California Berkeley with High Honors.