Nolan R. Shaw


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Nolan Shaw is a counsel in O’Melveny’s Hong Kong office. His practice focuses on cross-border US mergers and acquisitions, venture capital investments, foreign direct investment into China and general corporate matters involving a variety of industry sectors, including electric car vehicles, life sciences, cloud computing, film and entertainment, retail, manufacturing, and others.

Nolan previously served as seconded legal counsel to the Real Estate strategy of Pacific Alliance Group (PAG) for six months in late 2017 and early 2018, where he covered acquisitions by PAG in mainland China, Hong Kong, South Korea, and New Zealand, including PAG’s acquisition of a majority stake in China Merchants buildings located in Beijing and Shanghai.


  • Mandarin Chinese


Bar Admissions

  • California
  • Hong Kong (Registered Foreign Lawyer)


  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D.: cum laude
  • California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, B.S.; M.A.

Mergers and Acquisitions / Private Equity

  • A buyer consortium led by Yunfeng Capital, TF Capital, GIC and management in connection with the acquisition of Cellular Biomedicine Group in a “going private” transaction valued at approximately US$380 million
  • Lucid Motors in connection with its US$1+ billion investment by the Public Investment Fund of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • SEEK Limited in connection with a number of investments, acquisitions and dispositions involving companies in North and South America, including Go1 and Revelo
  • eHi Car Services Limited in connection with its acquisition and de-listing by a consortium comprised of members of company management, The Crawford Group, MBK Partners, Ctrip Investment Holdings and Ocean Link
  • Starr Companies in connection with its Series C investment in Gushengtang, a Chinese traditional medicine health services company
  • Guangzhou Auto in connection with its Series B investment in and strategic arrangement with Uber China
  • Home improvement retailer Kingfisher plc in connection with its sale of a majority stake in B&Q China to Chinese acquirer Wu-mart
  • China e-commerce platform business operator Yihaodian in connection with its establishment of a foreign-invested telecoms enterprise in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone