Financial Services and Cross-Border M&A Partner Fred Chang joins Rimon’s Seattle Office

News Financial Services and Cross-Border M&A Partner Fred Chang joins Rimon’s Seattle Office Fred Chang · April 2, 2018

Former Deutsche Bank General Counsel in Asia bolsters firm’s strong China practice; Chang will help launch Rimon’s Shenzhen office

(Seattle – February 26, 2018) Adding to its rapidly-growing China practice, Rimon Law welcomes Cross-Border M&A attorney Fred Chang as a partner in the firm’s Seattle office.

Mr. Chang, who was previously a partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP and served as general counsel and head of compliance for Deutsche Bank in Asia, joins Rimon.

Mr. Chang’s practice covers cross-border Mergers & Acquisitions, as well as financing – secured and unsecured – and investments over the full range of the capital structure of a company. He has represented companies in various industries, banks, insurance companies, private equity funds and hedge funds, principally in their buy-side transactions. He also handles cross-border transactions, including leveraged buyouts, mergers of public companies, street sales and other privately negotiated acquisitions, strategic and cornerstone investments, joint ventures, project finance, trade finance, leveraged lease financing, licensing, securitization and other structured financing, and derivatives.

Mr. Chang’s projects have involved many states in the US, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Korea, Japan, Indonesia, India, Thailand, Malaysia, Taiwan, Brunei, Australia, England, Ireland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, France, Germany, Sweden, Russia, Hungary, Spain and Switzerland.  He has also handled investigative, compliance and contentious matters involving corporate governance, internal controls, transfer pricing, derivatives and market manipulation in China, Hong Kong, Singapore, the Philippines, Thailand and Korea. He has spent nearly ten years working for investment banks and ISDA. Prior to that, he spent nine years practicing in New York and, subsequently, 13 years practicing in Beijing.

Mr. Chang said, “I look forward to working with my colleagues in the ChinaDerivativesFinancial Services, Leveraged Finance and M&A practice areas as well as Rimon’s strong tax, workout and securities law teams. I am particularly excited to be on a platform that will enhance my ability to provide my clients, across the myriad of their cross-border matters, the cost-effective business law advice their enterprises need in dealing with today’s tax, macro and geopolitical trends and events.”

Mr. Chang received his J.D. from Columbia Law School and an A.B. from Harvard College.

“Fred’s sophisticated international practice and entrepreneurial mindset complements our expanding Asia and M&A practices,” said Michael Moradzadeh, CEO of Rimon Law. “Fred is also going to be instrumental in launching our new Shenzhen office in China along with Rimon Partners James ChapmanLetao QinAjay WhittemoreMarc KaufmanZheng LiuYaacov SilbermanJuan ZunigaRobert Q. LeeMatthew Poppe, and Chris Terry.”

Rimon has 17 offices across three continents. The firm is widely known as being at the vanguard of legal innovation. The firm has been repeatedly recognized by the Financial Times as one of North America’s most innovative law firms. The firm’s managing partners were both named ‘Legal Rebels’ by the American Bar Association’s ABA Journal and have spoken on innovations in the practice of law at Harvard and Stanford Law Schools. Rimon and its lawyers have also received numerous awards for excellence, including from Best Lawyers and Chambers.