Alan Seem is a corporate partner in the Menlo Park office of Shearman & Sterling LLP. His primary areas of focus are SEC-registered and Rule 144A/Regulation S securities offerings, M&A, venture capital and private equity investments and going-private transactions. Alan also regularly advises companies and their boards of directors regarding corporate governance matters, including SEC/stock exchange compliance and disclosure-related matters. Alan was the former head of Shearman & Sterling’s Asia Capital Markets Group and the Beijing Office Managing Partner, having worked 16 years in the Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai offices, and remains active in the firm’s China practice. He speaks and reads Mandarin Chinese fluently and is a member of the bar in New York and California.
Alan has been recognized annually as one of the leading individuals for capital markets work by both Chambers Asia and Asia Pacific Legal 500. His recent US IPO experience includes those of Weibo, Renren, Acquity Group, New Oriental Education, Giant Interactive, BitAuto, TAL Education, Hanwha SolarOne, Simcere Pharmaceutical, Nuokang Bio-pharmaceutical, Lentuo International, Ambow Education, SYSWIN and China Mass Media. He has worked with private and public companies in a variety of industries, including Internet, Renewable Energy, Software, Semiconductors, Media, Telecommunications, Education, Medical and Banking. Mr. Seem is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Columbia University School of Law.