Charles Wang is a partner and the Chair of our Asian Pacific Practice. He has over 25 years of legal and business experience both domestically and internationally. He has represented Fortune 500 companies and multinational banks and other financial institutions in complex international transactions. Mr. Wang specializes in structured finance, international trade, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, commercial litigations, alternative dispute resolutions and general corporate law matters. Over the past decade, Mr. Wang has built a vast network with prominent Chinese law firms in areas involving intellectual property protection, divestment from China, direct investment, joint venture dispute, exit strategies, etc.
Before joining our firm, Mr. Wang had a distinguished legal career as a capital markets partner and the chair of Asia practice at a prestigious New York based international law firm, where he received the Burton Award of Legal Achievement in association of the US Library of Congress. Before that, he served as of counsel and the head of China practice at a prominent Washington DC based national law firm, where he acted as the lead counsel in the largest antidumping case at the time.
In addition to his legal practice, he served as the Chairman and CEO of both domestic automotive startups and a multi-billion-dollar international automotive joint venture. He also taught at China’s most prestigious Peking University and Tsinghua University law schools, took the position of senior research fellow for China Financial Policy Research Center of Peking University, and served as a legal researcher and lecturer for the International Law Institute of Georgetown University Law Center.
Mr. Wang also serves as the pro bono general counsel for a New York nonprofit organization fairfencing.org, where he promotes fair competition, transparency, and safe sports in the US fencing community.
Areas of Practice
- Complex Business Transaction
- Business Planning and Counseling
- Direct Investment and Joint Ventures
- Divestment and Exit Strategies
- Intellectual Property Dispute
- Business Litigation
- International Trade
- Structure Finance
- Corporate Finance
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Alternative Dispute Resolutions
- Other General Business and Corporate Matters
- Safe Sports
- District of Columbia
- JD with honors and LLM, Duke University School of Law, 1999
- Master of Arts in Development Studies, Ohio University, 1994
- LL.B, Xiangtan University College of Law, China, 1989