TAO LAN is a partner in Sidley’s Energy and Infrastructure and Mergers and Acquisitions practice and is based in the firm’s office in Beijing.
Tao has advised a large number of multinational corporations in connection with their M&A activities in or involving China. His inbound practice covers a wide range of industrial sectors. In recent years, Tao’s practice has been increasingly focused on acting for Chinese companies on their outbound transactions.
Tao has been deeply involved as one of the key lawyers in advising Chinese companies in some of the most significant outbound transactions in the oil and gas, mining, energy and infrastructure, and financial services sectors in recent years. These transactions involve the acquisition of both private and public companies overseas that hold assets in South America, Africa, Central Asia, and Southeast Asia.
Tao is fluent in English and Mandarin.