Catherine Miao practices both PRC and Hong Kong law, and was admitted to the Mainland China and Hong Kong SAR in 1994 and 2005 respectively. Ms. Miao joined JunHe as a partner in 2011. Prior to that, Ms. Miao was one of the founding partners and the managing partner of a leading law firm in Guangzhou, and also provided professional services at a law firm in Hong Kong. Over the years, Ms. Miao has accumulated extensive experience in the fields of foreign investment, M&A, outbound investment, banking and project finance, mezzanine finance, NPL disposal and management, and real estate. Ms. Miao is particularly conversant with complex and thorny non-contentious cases, and has handled many cases which were completely novel and unprecedented nation-wide. Ms. Miao has also been invited to write the column “Miao” Yan Yao Dao (“缪”言要道) for LexisNexis, a column about legal practices related to foreign investment.
In the field of distressed assets and alternative investment, she has acted as legal advisor for major state-owned asset management corporations and some large international investment banks, and provided them with innovative legal solutions for projects including the acquisition and disposal of NPL portfolios and the establishment of Sino-Foreign contractual joint ventures. She has also rendered a full range of legal services for numerous major project finance transactions related to infrastructure, energy, transportation and power plant construction in Canton Province, and international syndicated loan projects. The aggregated book value of such transactions handled by her has amounted to hundreds of billions in RMB.
In the field of M&A, Ms. Miao has provided legal services to many multinational corporations, stated-owned enterprises, and private-owned enterprises in their acquisitions of equity and assets of various nature, and in their overall restructuring. Ms. Miao has also acted as legal adviser for many overseas acquisitions.
In the field of real estate, Ms. Miao has extensive experience handling many cases of primary land development, land resumption and compensation for demolition and relocation, projects related to policy of “Renovation of Old Towns/Factories/Villages” and urban renewal, tendering and bidding for construction projects, M&A and financing projects related to real estate projects, among others.