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Simon Chen Shanghai
Simon Chen has rich experiences in the extensive practices of private equity investment, M&A and reorganization, real estate, infrastructure, foreign investment, liquidation and bankruptcy.Simon is heading the General Commerce and Dispute Resolution Department. He worked for several law firms in Jiangsu, Hong Kong and Shanghai and other institutions as legal adviser.
Simon majored in international law at the Jilin University and graduated in 1988 with a LL.B. In 2012 he obtained a master’s degree in business administration from the China Europe International Business School.
Simon is the director of the SORSA and executive vice president of its WTO branch, director of the Venture Capital Association Pudong New District, director of Association of Legal Services in Pudong New District, part time graduate tutor of Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
Simon has been appointed by the Shanghai Bar Association to serve as the director of its Corporate Dissolution & Bankruptcy Liquidation Research Committee, vice president of the Insolvency Law Research Association by the Shanghai Bar Association.
He is vice-director of the Koyuan Law School Research Center on Bankruptcy Protection, the Bankruptcy Law Research Centre of Renmin University. Simon had been trained in the WTO's headquarters, headquarters of the European Union on WTO affairs and he is one of 100 professionals in Shanghai who holds an advanced certificate in WTO Affairs.
Honors & awards
Simon was awarded “Leading Lawyer” in 2016 by Chambers and Partners.
He was awarded “Asia Law Leading Lawyer” in 2015 by China Law & Practice and recommended lawyer in corporate and M&A by Asia Pacific Legal 500.
He has been frequently recommended by influential international institutions in the areas of Chinese trade law, bankruptcy and reorganization, banking and insurance, litigation and arbitration.