Claire Huang

Associate

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Claire Huang is a multi-jurisdictional lawyer with experience in mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, venture capital investments, foreign direct investments into China and corporate finance. A significant portion of her practice involves advising businesses and investment banks in relation to merger and acquisition and financing transactions, private equity funds and their portfolio companies in investment, recapitalization and exit transactions, and technology-based businesses in relation to operational and transactional matters. Claire acts for a broad range of clients, ranging from startups and venture-financed businesses to large, publicly traded corporations.

Prior to joining O’Melveny, Claire practiced in the area of corporate and securities law at an international law firm in Canada.

Languages

  • Mandarin Chinese

Admissions

Bar Admissions
  • New York

Education

  • University of Toronto, J.D.
  • Harvard University, A.B., Economics: cum laude

M&A, PE, VC and JV:

  • Nissan (China) Investment Co., Ltd. in its acquisition of a majority stake in Dongfeng South Financial Leasing Co., Ltd.
  • Fenix Technologies in its joint ventures in China and financings from PAG and CITIC
  • Viasat Inc. in forming a strategic partnership with China Satellite Communications Co., Ltd. to jointly provide in-flight connectivity services on flights within China
  • Weichai Power in its US$183.8 million investment in and joint venture with Ballard Power Systems
  • POSCO in its US$280 million acquisition of a package of Argentinean lithium tenements from Galaxy Resources Limited
  • Nuri Telecom Company Limited’s C$24 million successful takeover bid for Apivio Systems Inc.
  • TELUS Corporation in various strategic investments in healthcare and telecommunications companies
  • Board of Directors of Agrium Inc. in its US$38 billion merger of equals with Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc.
  • Superior Plus Corp. in its US$325 million sale of Construction Products Distribution business to Foundation Building Materials, LLC
  • ORLEN Upstream Canada Ltd. in its C$356 million acquisition of Kicking Horse Energy Inc.
  • Various startups in connection with company formation, financing, technology licensing, restructuring and commercial transactions

Corporate Finance/Capital Markets:

  • Peijia Medical Limited in its US$343 million IPO and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Shanghai Kindly Medical Instrument Co., Ltd., in its US$106 million IPO and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • UP Fintech in its US$120 million IPO on the NASDAQ
  • Vermilion Energy Inc. in its US$300 million high yield notes financing
  • The underwriters in connection with TransCanada Corporation’s C$1 billion preferred shares offering, C$3.5 billion common shares offering and C$4.4 billion subscription receipts offering