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Doing Business in and with Emerging Markets 2015

 
Author(s): Maurizio Levi-Minzi, Alex Hao
Practice Area: Corporate & Securities, International Law
Published: Jul 2015
PLI Item #: 58523
CHB Spine #: B2187

Alex is a partner at Jun He’s New York office. Alex has been practicing law in New York since 2003, and joined Jun He in 2011 after eight years at two leading U.S. law firms (White & Case; Vinson & Elkins).

Alex has significant experience in corporate, M&A, finance and FDI matters involving China. He also advises US clients on complying with China’s rapidly developing laws in areas such as anti-bribery, anti-monopoly, labor and employment, and national security. In addition, Alex acts as outside general counsel for many Chinese clients doing business in the U.S. (including some of China’s largest developers, banks and manufacturers) and links them with U.S. lawyers and other professionals.

Alex frequently speaks and writes on China-related legal and business issues, and has been interviewed by leading Chinese and U.S. media. He co-chairs Practising Law Institute’s annual seminar on Doing Business in and with Emerging Markets. Alex considers himself a European history buff and a linguistics fan, and finds ultimate relaxation in long-distance driving.


Maurizio Levi-Minzi has over 20 years of experience advising clients in international mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and infrastructure projects and co-leads the firm’s Latin America Practice Group. Maurizio has led transactions in Latin America and Europe for private equity groups and strategic investors including: Ambev, Barrick, Brookfield, Clessidra, GP Investments and Mitsui. Maurizio is ranked as a leading lawyer for mergers and acquisitions in Latin America by Chambers Latin America with sources saying he is a “very skilled negotiator and a pleasure to work with.”

In 2016, Maurizio led a panel discussing investments in distressed companies at the Latin Lawyer Private Equity Conference in New York. Maurizio co-chairs the program “Doing Business in and with Emerging Markets (2016)” of the Practising Law Institute and is also an adjunct professor at New York University, where he teaches cross-border M&A. In 2015, he spoke at the Biennial IBA Latin American Regional Forum on the topic of private equity investments in Latin America. In 2014, Maurizio spoke at the annual conference of the IBA in Tokyo on the topic of cross-border M&A transactions between Asian and Latin American companies.

Maurizio is a 1993 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School and holds an M.B.A. in Finance from Golden Gate University. Prior to joining the firm, he was a banker with NMB Bank (ING Bank) in New York. Maurizio is fluent in Italian and Spanish and reads Portuguese.