Steven Sha


Steven Sha


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Steve Sha is counsel in Ropes & Gray’s private equity transaction group in Hong Kong. His practice focuses on advising private equity funds, private and public companies and financial investors in complex cross-border M&A, investments, joint ventures and other corporate transactions.

Prior to joining Ropes & Gray, Steve worked in the Hong Kong office of a leading international law firm.


  • A committee of ad hoc noteholders on the restructuring of notes issued by Global A&T Electronics Ltd.
  • Bain Capital in its US$2.7 billion sale of Carver Korea, a cosmetics retailer.
  • Bain Capital on its KRW927.5 billion acquisition of a controlling stake in Hugel Inc., a beauty products maker in South Korea.
  • One of Asia’s leading special situations funds on various credit and equity-linked transactions in Southeast Asia
  • CITIC Capital in the $600 million consortium acquisition of the sexual health division of Australia-listed medical products supplier Ansell.
  • Netmarble Games Corporation in its acquisition of a 100% stake of the Vancouver Studio business of Kabam Inc.
  • A consortium of investors led by GF Investments and including Huarong International, Huarong Rongde, SPDB International, China Everbright, Everbright Securities and CMBC International, in a US$300 million investment in e-Shang Redwood.
  • JHL Biotech Inc. on its US$337 million strategic healthcare alliance with, and the equity investment by, Sanofi.
  • CMC Capital in its Series D investment in Giphy, Inc.
  • Temasek in its investment in a healthcare joint venture with Columbia Pacific Management.
  • Bain Capital in its disposal of the Gymboree Play & Music business.
  • Qunar in Ctrip’s acquisition of Baidu’s controlling stake in Qunar. Finalist for “M&A Deal of the Year” for 2016 by ALM China Law and Practice.

Representative transactions prior to joining Ropes & Gray:

  • GO Scale Capital in the proposed consortium acquisition of 80.1% of Philips’ Lumileds business in a US$3.3 billion carve-out transaction.
  • Temasek in its investment in TutorGroup Holdings and Nasdaq-listed 21Vianet.
  • CITIC Capital in its US$890 million going-private acquisition of AsiaInfo-Linkage and US$3.7 billion going-private acquisition of Focus Media.
  • China Investment Corporation in various transactions in Indonesia.
  • Unitas Capital in the majority investment in Babela’s Group in China.
  • Warburg Pincus in its investments in China Advanced Gas Resources and China Biologic Products.
  • Quadrangle Capital Partners in its US$300 million consortium investment in India-based Tower Vision.
  • Tencent in its strategic partnerships with and investments in NYSE-listed and Nasdaq-listed
  • True Corporation on the sale of its telecommunication assets in connection with its US$1.8 billion spinoff IPO.
  • Baidu’s investment in Qiyi and various other transactions.
  • Kerry Mining in its US$950 million auction and sale of a coal mine in Mongolia.
  • Uber’s strategic partnership with Baidu in China.
  • Alliance Tire on its Section 363 bankruptcy acquisition of the U.S. assets of GPX International Tire.
  • Polo Ralph Lauren in the assumption of control over its Southeast Asian retail and distribution businesses from its licensee, Dickson Concepts.
  • China Renaissance, UBS and other financial advisers in the going-private acquisitions of Perfect World, Charm Communications, Pactera, China Nuokang, Simcere and in various other transactions.
  • In his pro bono practice, Steve has represented various asylum and torture protection claimants in Hong Kong and the U.S.



  • Co-author, “What China’s IPO Crisis Means for PE Investors,” China Law & Practice (May/June 2013)
  • “The Posthumous Bronze Casts of Julio González: An Empirical Survey of Museum Labelling,” Art Antiquity & Law (December, 2008)
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