Alicia Hong is the China Liaison Officer and Head of China Practice in the German Corporate and International Arbitration Practice Groups. She joined the firm in January 2009.
Ms. Hong’s practice focuses on China-related work in life science, automobile and renewable energy industries. During her career in China from 1997 to 2003, she was involved in some key joint venture projects in transportation and machinery industries. Since 2007, she has been a member of the firm’s life sciences practice group and has developed deep knowledge about China life sciences landscape and related deal making process. She has built contacts in both China and Europe, including international companies, state-owned enterprises, and domestic private companies in such sectors. In addition to assisting US and European companies in its partnering process and contract drafting and negotiations, she is helping Chinese companies’ overseas mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances and public listing. She has facilitated relationships between European and Chinese companies and advised clients on their joint venture contracts, technology transfer and licensing agreements as well as other collaboration agreements. She played critical role in discussions and negotiations between European companies and its Chinese partners. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Hong was China Officer with Mayer Brown LLP in Frankfurt. During her time in China, she was Contract Manager with ThyssenKrupp in Shanghai for its maglev transrapid project and was a Chinese attorney for an international law firm in Shanghai. She also has experience working for the Shanghai Municipal Foreign Economic Commission.