O’Melveny’s Sugita, Shoji Co-Author Article on VIE Structure in China

December 19, 2011 O’Melveny & Myers LLP associates Hiroki Sugita and Kentaro Shoji co-authored an article titled “VIE Structure in China - Alibaba, GigaMedia - Increasing Regulatory Scrutiny and Structural Risks“ for the December 2011 issue of Financial Affairs, a leading Japanese financial publication. The article provides an analysis of the VIE structure and risks in the structure, highlights best practices for investors using the structure, and contemplates the future outlook for the structure in China.

Sugita and Shoji are members of O’Melveny’s Mergers and Acquisitions Practice and reside in the Firm’s Tokyo office.