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Charles has experience in a wide range of law in China, including corporate and M&A, investigations and FCPA, and complex regulatory matters. Charles worked at major international law firms in Beijing and Shanghai, and has represented both foreign investors doing business in China and Chinese investors doing business abroad, particularly in the area of mergers & acquisitions. He has represented Chinese and foreign clients in the aviation,automotive,and hightech automation sectors, among others. Charles regularly speaks on Chinese legal and business topics, and has taught Organizational Behavior in Chinese to Chinese entrepreneurs at a Chinese business school. He obtained a PhD in classical Chinese literature from the University of Chicago.


Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Juris Doctor, cum laude, December 2009
Marquette Law Review, Senior Articles Editor 2008-09, Editorial Staff 2007-08
Golden Quill Award: best student article published in the law review
CALI Awards (highest grade): seven classes
Thomas More Scholarship for academic excellence
University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
PhD, Chinese Language and Literature, March 1999
MA, Chinese Language and Literature, March 1990
BA, with Honors and Special Honors, English, June 1980
Languages: Chinese, Japanese, French, German
National Taiwan University, Taibei, Taiwan
Undergraduate in the Chinese department 1985-86. Exams taken in Mandarin with good exam
scores. Audited classes in 1986-87.
National Normal University, Mandarin Training Center, Taibei, Taiwan, 1982-85

Practice Area

Mergers & Acquisitions
Private Equity
General Corporate
International Arbitration
Foreign Direct Investment

Language Skills

Chinese, English,Japanese