Lucia He

Lucia He

Counsel

Lucia has extensive experience advising international and Chinese clients on cross-border M&A transactions, joint ventures and strategic alliances, corporate restructurings, as well as shareholders and commercial arrangements.

Her practice focuses on advising Chinese companies on “going global” outbound transactions, and international clients on China inbound and regional investments.

Lucia has solid knowledge of the Renewable Energy and TMT sectors, and is also a member of A&O Shearman’s Energy and TMT sector groups. She has advised clients on acquisitions and investments (particularly Renewables Energy assets) in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, South America and Asia.

Lucia trained in London and China, and is admitted in England & Wales, New York State and (non-practising) China.

Experience

Representative matters

State Grid Corporation of China, in relation to the sale of its 19.9 percent interest in AusNet.

Roivant on its launch of Sinovant, its multi-product China-focused innovative biotech company and its strategic support from CITICPE.

China Three Gorges South Asia Investment Limited on its acquisition of a 100% stake in Alcazar Energy Partners which owns solar and wind assets in the Middle East and North Africa region, via a consortium with two other Chinese minority investors. Awarded “Outbound Deal of the Year” by China Law & Practice Awards 2022.

A global financial institution on its own-account investment by the Entrepreneurs Investment Platform, the business unit responsible for its principal equity investments in private companies in APAC, into the Local Service platform following the combination of Ele.me and Koubei.

Leadership Positions And Professional Affiliations

  • Mediator, China Changsha Xiangrong International Commercial Legal Service Centre
Recognition
Lucia He offers expertise on both buy-side and sell-side transactions in Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific
Legal 500, 2023-2024

Awards

Rising Star, Projects and Energy, Legal 500, China, 2023-2024

Rising Star, Projects and Energy, Legal 500, China, 2022-2023

Qualifications

Admissions

Solicitor, England and Wales, 2016

Admitted to the bar, State of New York, U.S., 2015

Qualified in China (non-practising), 2008

Academic

LL.M., Columbia University, Law School, New York, USA, 2014 (Honors: Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar)

LLM, Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, 2009

LLB, Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, 2006

Disclaimer
A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.