International Partner, Head of the U.S. Corporate PracticeKing & Wood Mallesons
Based in Beijing, Rocky Lee is a deal lawyer with nearly two decades of experience in China cross-border transactions. He is widely recognized as one of the top legal advisors to funds and founders, with numerous awards and accolades from the likes of: Asia Law & Practice, Chambers Asia, China Business Law Journal, the Financial Times, and Legal 500. Mr. Lee has particular expertise in China's "restricted industries" which often involve the use of “VIE” structures, which are necessary in nearly every “FinTech” deal in China. As well as complex regulations governing foreign investment to and from China. Mr. Lee led Xiaomi’s financing, amongst his many transactions in China, breaking ground for billion-dollar tech deals in Asia and multi-billion dollar valuations. Some of the unicorn deals Mr. Lee has managed for investors include the likes of: Didi, Tujia, Grab, Lufax and OFO.