Claire Huang


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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.


  • Mandarin Chinese


Bar Admissions
  • New York


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

M&A, PE/VC and JV:

  • Synaptics in its US$250 million acquisition of rights to Broadcom’s wireless IoT connectivity business
  • Nissan (China) Investment Co., Ltd. in its acquisition of a majority stake in Wuhan Dongfeng Insurance Broker Co., Ltd.
  • 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
  • Manulife in its operation of small-loan companies in Chongqing with respect to PRC finance laws and regulations
  • 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
  • Energizer Holdings, Inc. in its US$2 billion acquisition of Spectrum Brands' battery and portable lighting business
  • Nuri Telecom Company Limited's C$24 million successful takeover bid for Apivio Systems Inc.
  • TELUS in its acquisition of Med Access Inc., an electronic medical records provider, and various other 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