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Steven R. Wright

Steven R. Wright


T: +86 21 2208 3625
F: (8621) 2208-3700

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Harvard Law School, JD, 2003

Dartmouth College, BA, (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa), History and Spanish, 1999


  • California


  • California Bar Association

gesprochene Sprachen

  • English
  • Korean
  • Mandarin Chinese
  • Spanish

Steven Wright is a Partner in the firm’s Shanghai office, where he has worked since 2007. Steve focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions and foreign direct investment. He has advised major US and European multinational corporations on a wide range of issues relating to their China-based operations, including acquisitions, Sino-foreign joint ventures, establishment of Wholly Foreign Owned Enterprises and Representative Offices, regulatory compliance, corporate governance and employment matters. In addition, he regularly supervises legal work for the Asia Pacific region in connection with major international transactions.

Steve also has substantial experience working with US companies on domestic transactions. His US-based representations include mergers and acquisitions involving public and private companies, advice on compliance with federal and state securities laws, and matters relating to wind power and entertainment law.

Prior to joining Kaye Scholer’s Shanghai office, Steve practiced with the firm’s Los Angeles office for several years. Although he is a US national, Steve has previously lived in Taiwan, Argentina and South Korea, and he is proficient in Mandarin Chinese, Spanish and Korean.