Yingxi Fu-Tomlinson is the office managing Partner of the firm’s Shanghai office and a member of the Corporate Department. She was born and raised in Shanghai and is among the first small group of attorneys to have received formal legal education in both China and the United States. She has recently been accepted by the Shanghai Arbitration Commission as an Arbitrator. Ms. Fu-Tomlinson is fluent in English and Mandarin.
Since her return to Asia in 1995, Ms. Fu-Tomlinson has advised multinational corporations, private equity funds, and Chinese companies on a wide range of strategic and financial in-bound and out-bound investment, acquisition, restructuring and joint venture projects in various industries. Prior to her relocation, Ms. Fu-Tomlinson practiced for more than six years as a corporate finance lawyer at a large law firm in the United States. She has represented many high-technology companies and financial institutions in mergers and acquisitions, public offerings and private placements and other general corporate and commercial matters.
Ms. Fu-Tomlinson has been recognized by Chambers Global in 2010 to 2012 and Chamber Asia from 2009 to 2012. Clients commented that Ms. Fu-Tomlinson has “the unique ability to bridge the cultural and communication divide between the USA and China” and is “a diligent and thoughtful lawyer, with deep legal knowledge,” citing her “distinguished profile in strategic investments, acquisition restructuring and joint venture projects.” She also has been featured in The American Lawyer and was identified by the Leading Lawyers Survey as one of Asia’s leading business lawyers. She has appeared on CNBC and has been interviewed frequently by other news media such as the New York Law Journal, China Daily, Business Weekly (a China Daily publication) and Global Entrepreneur.
- American Securities LLC in its acquisition of Unifrax I LLC, a leading global manufacturer of ceramic fiber insulation products with more than 2,000 people and 25 manufacturing facilities worldwide.
- S.C. Johnson & Son in the acquisition of a super-majority stake in Tongda, one of China’s leading manufacturers and distributors of pest control products, air fresheners, disinfectants and household cleaners.
- Celestica in its acquisition of the semiconductor equipment contract manufacturing operations of Brooks Automation for approximately $80 million.
- Celestica in its strategic investment projects in Suzhou and Dongguan Songshan Lake, each in excess of $100 million.
- Celestica in its sale of power systems business for approximately $53 million.
- Metso Paper (a subsidiary of Metso Corporation, a Finnish public company) in multiple M&A, restructuring and joint venture transactions for a period of more than 10 years.
- Metso Automation (a subsidiary of Metso Corporation) in multiple strategic investment and technology licensing transactions.
- Onex Corporation (a Canadian public company PE fund) in its acquisition of Eastman Kodak Company’s Health Care Group, renamed Carestream Health, Inc., for US$2.35 billion. Principally responsible for transactions relating to China and for managing transactions involving 16 entities in 12 jurisdictions in the Asia Pacific region.
- Staples as its primary outside counsel for all of its entities in, and transactions involving, China since 2004.
- Hyatt in the restructuring of a mixed-use real estate development project involving Park Hyatt Hotel and Park Hyatt branded residences in Beijing with a major Chinese real estate developer.
- Hyatt in numerous hospitality projects in China.
- Callaway Golf as primary outside counsel for all of its entities in, and transactions involving, China since 2006.
- Rockefeller International in the development of a large, multipurpose commercial real estate project in a prominent historical district of Shanghai through a joint venture with a State-owned enterprise and a complex financing structure.