Fredrikson & Byron is pleased to announce that attorney Robert M. Oberlies has joined the firm in its Shanghai office as an officer in the Private Equity, Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions Groups. Oberlies has over 10 years of experience leading complex international transaction for global companies, including advising on several of the largest M&A deals between China and North America. He has extensive experience advising companies on anti-corruption and related compliance issues, conducting internal investigations and helping to design and implement effective compliance programs. Oberlies has experience in a broad range of industry sectors, including energy (conventional and renewable), medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and other bio-tech, agribusiness, logistics and automotive. He has counseled U.S. and European clients on China’s anti-monopoly laws, customs disputes, and Chinese labor and employment issues, including the areas of collective bargaining, layoffs and equity incentive compensation.
“Bob is a seasoned deal lawyer, having led inbound and outbound deals in China. He definitely enhances our leading private equity group and adds value to our work for our clients whose businesses are growing rapidly in China,” said John Koneck, President of Fredrikson & Byron P.A. “Our China team’s strategy has also included a focus on Chinese companies desiring to invest in the U.S., particularly the Midwest. Bob offers our Chinese clients on the ground, in person U.S. corporate expertise, together with connections to various energy, life sciences, manufacturing and health industry groups in the U.S.”
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