Nie Weidong (Richard)

NIE, Richard (Weidong)

Areas of Practice

Richard Nie specializes in M&A, private equity / venture capital and capital market.

Mr. Nie has advised many leading companies on their acquisitions in and outside of PRC for a wide range of industries, including automobile, financial institutions,  consumer products, chemicals, telecom, manufacturing, logistics and transportation, infrastructure, retail and media. He has regularly assisted multinational companies in their operation, merger and acquisition, joint venture and other transactional matters in China. 

Mr. Nie has also represented foreign and domestic private equity and venture capital firms in their investments in China in various sectors, including highly regulated sectors such as financial services, telecom, media, internet, entertainment and education. He has advised emerging and established growth companies on their financing, acquisitions, corporate governance, stock incentive plan and restructuring. He has guided these companies from incorporation to IPO, sale, or merger.

In 2015, Richard Nie was named as one of the highly recommended lawyers in the field of corporate and M&A in China by Legal 500 in its 2016 Asia Pacific rankings. In 2019, he was awarded “Dealmaker of the Year (China)” by Asian Legal Business.

Work Experience

Mr. Nie joined King & Wood Mallesons in 2006. Prior to this, he was a partner with a leading Shanghai law firm.

He earned his LL.B. and LL.M. from the Law School of Xiamen University and a second LL.M. from Columbia Law School. Mr. Nie was admitted as a Chinese lawyer in 1997.

His working languages are Chinese and English.


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