Partner, Corporate Department
Meka (Qingkai) Meng is a partner in the Corporate practice of Paul Hastings. His practice focuses on private equity fund formation and investment transactions, private equity transactions and venture capital investments, mergers and acquisitions, and joint ventures.
Mr. Meng received an LL.M. degree from Columbia Law School in 2011, and a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) and a Bachelor of Economics from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2005. Mr. Meng is admitted in New York, USA. He passed the bar examination in China in 2005, but does not hold a current practicing certificate. He is fluent in Mandarin and English.
- Columbia Law School, LL.M., 2011
- Shanghai Jiao Tong University, LL.B., 2005
- Represented two Chinese sovereign investors in a variety of private equity/hedge fund investments and asset management transactions.
- Represented multiple leading insurance companies in China, in their investments in multiple private equity funds across various industries and strategies, as well as various asset management transactions.
- Represented China International Capital Corporation, one of the leading international financial institutions in China, in its formation of multiple offshore private equity funds, as well as their investment in various funds around the globe.
- Represented a leading private equity firm in China and one of the largest real estate developers in China as co-sponsors in the formation of a US$1 billion private equity fund focusing on the residential development market in China.
- Represented a U.S.-headquartered global real estate fund manager in the formation of a joint venture with a leading Chinese real estate company, to jointly sponsor an offshore private equity fund focusing on acquisition of and related investment in cold chain logistics assets in China.
- Represented Kington Capital in its formation of an offshore private equity fund specifically targeting the pharmaceutical industry in China and another offshore acquisition fund.
- Represented Ascent Real Estate Investors and Sigma Delta Partners Investment in the formation of an institutional investor consortium and the consortium’s US$1.34 billion acquisition of Dinghao Electronics Plaza, a landmark complex located in the core area of Zhongguancun, Beijing.
- The transaction is one of the largest-ever foreign investor acquisitions of a Beijing commercial real estate asset.
- Represented SCPG Holdings Co., Ltd., a leading shopping mall owner, developer and operator in China, China Vanke Co., Ltd., a leading urban and rural construction and residential service provider, and Triwater Asset Management Holdings Limited, in their formation of an offshore consortium in connection with a RMB8.365 billion (approximately US$1.33 billion) acquisition of a large-scale China real estate portfolio from CapitaMalls Asia Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of CapitaLand Limited. The portfolio comprises of 20 shopping malls with a total gross floor area of around 950,000 square meters in locations across 19 cities in China.
- Represented China Life in its formation of a strategic joint venture with ElmTree Funds, LLC for the US$950 million acquisition of a commercial real estate net lease portfolio in the U.S.
- Represented China Life in the US$1.65 billion acquisition of 1285 Avenue of the Americas in Manhattan, the highest value New York City office building transaction in 2016. The purchaser consortium was led by RXR Realty LLC., a New York Tri-State Area active institutional owner, manager, and developer. China Life is the single largest investor in the transaction.
- Represented China Life, the largest integrated insurer in China, in its formation of a partnership with Global Logistic Properties (GLP) and two additional leading Asian global institutional investors for the acquisition of a Class-A, state-of-the-art U.S. logistics portfolio valued at approximately US$4.5 billion. This investment marks China Life’s largest outbound real estate investment so far, and is also its insurance division’s first real estate investment in the U.S.
- Represented ICBC International in its formation of a partnership with China Logistics Property Holdings (CNLP), a leading Chinese logistics developer and operator listed in Hong Kong, for the acquisition of a RMB2 billion logistics real estate portfolio which was wholly-owned by CNLP.
- Represented ICBC International in its formation of a partnership with Sino-Ocean Group for the RMB5.38 billion acquisition from affiliates of Sino-Ocean of Ocean Office Park (Beijing). Ocean Office Park (Beijing) is a Grade-A office building located in the core area of CBD, Chaoyang District, Beijing.
- Represented ICBC International in its investment into JD Logistics’ US$2.5 billion Series A financing. JD Logistics is the warehousing and shipping subsidiary of China’s second-largest ecommerce player JD.com. This was one of the largest single financings in China's logistics industry.
- Represented Golden Fortune Company Limited as investor and ICBC Asset Management (Global) Company Limited as investment manager on the investor’s US$75 million investment in the convertible note financing of Uxin, the largest used car e-commerce platform in China.
- Represented Beijing Shouhuan Cultural Tourism Investment, a consortium of four state-owned companies, in the establishment of a Universal Studios theme park in Beijing.
- Represented China Cinda, in its investment in Glorious Stand and Harmonic Run, which engaged in the operation of themed indoor experience centers under the intellectual property licenses granted by Lionsgate.
- Represented SoftBank Corp on its sale of PPLive, a leading online media company in China, to Suning and Hony Capital for US$420 million.
- Represented China Media Capital in its acquisition of an approximate 47% stake in Star China TV, the controller of the producer of the popular music show Voice of China, from 21st Century Fox, and in its establishment of a holding structure with its LPs and a leading Chinese private equity fund to acquire 20% shares of iMAX China.
- Represented Montana Capital Partners, a Swiss-based investment boutique focusing on attractive niches of the secondary market and high-quality asset management solutions, in an innovative secondary transaction through its investment in the Ping An Global Equity Selection Fund II and Ping An GP Opportunities Fund. The two funds, which together received total capital commitments of US$750 million, are a continuation of Ping An Overseas Holdings’ dedicated investment program focusing on overseas private equity investing.
- Represented Publicis Groupe in connection with the acquisition of several Chinese private companies in separate transactions.
- Represented Shanghai Electric Group, one of the largest equipment manufacturing conglomerates in China, in its acquisition of 100% equity interest in a Swiss-based environmental technology and service company Clean Technology Universe AG (CTU).
- Represented Touch Media in its Series B-1 and Series C financing transactions.
- Represented Aetos Capital in its offshore and onshore joint venture transaction with Longfor and ING for a US$600 million mixed-use real estate development project in Chengdu, China, and represented the foreign investors of the project in their staged final exit from the investment by a series of transactions with Longfor.
- Represented Birla Carbon, one of the largest manufacturers and suppliers of carbon black globally, in its joint venture investment with International Finance Corporation and a local partner in Jining, China.
- Paul Hastings Receives Top Rankings in the 2023 edition of The Legal 500 China - December 5th, 2022
- Paul Hastings Advises NX Fund on First Closing of USD Fund - October 13th, 2022
- Paul Hastings Recognized as Top Asia-related SPAC Legal Adviser in Asia Business Law Journal League Table - December 2nd, 2021
- Paul Hastings Recognized with M&A Deal of the Year at ALB Hong Kong Law Awards 2021 - September 13th, 2021
- Financial Times Recognizes Paul Hastings For Innovation in Asia-Pacific - May 20th, 2021
- Paul Hastings Recognized at China Business Law Awards 2021 - May 18th, 2021
- Paul Hastings Named ALB China Employer of Choice 2021 for the Sixth Consecutive Year - April 22nd, 2021
- Paul Hastings Named Real Estate Law Firm of the Year by ALB China Law Awards 2020 - September 21st, 2020
- Autopista al Mar 2 Secures $652 Million, Dual-Tranche, Dual Currency Project Financing - August 1st, 2019
- Ascent Real Estate Investors and Sigma Delta Partners Investment Form a Consortium for US$1.34 Billion Acquisition of Dinghao Electronics Plaza in Beijing - April 1st, 2019
- ICBC International Forms a Partnership with China Logistics Property Holdings for Acquisition of a RMB2 Billion Chinese Real Estate Portfolio - January 7th, 2019
- ICBC International Forms a Partnership with Sino Ocean for Acquisition of Ocean Office Park (Beijing) at RMB5.38 Billion - January 7th, 2019
- SCPG, Vanke, and Triwater Form Partnership to Acquire Chinese Real Estate Portfolio from CapitaLand for US$1.33 Billion - October 10th, 2018
- Golden Fortune Company Invests in Uxin’s Convertible Note Financing - July 2nd, 2018
- ICBC International Provides Investment in JD Logistics’ US$2.5 Billion Financing Round - February 27th, 2018
- China Life Forms Strategic Partnership with ElmTree Funds for Acquisition of US$950 Million U.S. Commercial Real Estate Net Lease Portfolio - May 24th, 2017
- China Life Teams with RXR Realty to Acquire 1285 Avenue of the Americas for US$1.65 Billion - May 31st, 2016
- China Life Acts as Lead Investor in GLP’s US$4.5 Billion U.S. Logistics Portfolio Acquisition - November 4th, 2015
- CreditEase Forms One of the First China Outbound Funds of Funds Using Fast Track Scheme - July 16th, 2015
- Paul Hastings Advises SoftBank Corp on PPLive Sale - January 7th, 2014
- New National Security Review Process in China - January 19th, 2021
- COVID-19 Client Alert Series: COVID-19 Guidance on Civil Cases in China from the Supreme People’s Court - April 23rd, 2020
- New PRC Foreign Investment Law Delivers Investor-Friendly Reforms - March 25th, 2019
- NDRC Relaxes Restrictions on China’s Outbound Real Estate, Hospitality, and Fund Investments - June 12th, 2018
- China Modifies Regime on Administration of Outbound Investments - January 23rd, 2018
- China Streamlines Foreign Investment – New Filing Regime - October 11th, 2016