MENG DING has extensive experience counselling issuers and investment banks on a broad spectrum of capital markets and M&A transactions. He focuses his practice on companies from Greater China and Asia companies, frequently advising on transactions that define their growth and success, from early-stage financing to listing to post-listing matters.
He has advised on numerous Hong Kong IPOs, U.S. IPOs and bond offerings, including some of Greater China’s largest, most complex and precedent-setting transactions. Meng is notable for his ground-up approach to gain deep understanding of industries, ranging from e-commerce platforms to specialist hard-tech companies to life science and pharmaceutical firms to financial institutions. He has been recognized as a Leading Individual in both Chambers Greater China Region (GCR) and Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2024. “Dr Ding is a very skilled lawyer with a practical, commercial mindset. He designs elegant solutions and identifies pain points in the first instance.” a client praised in Chambers GCR 2024. Meng is also described as “extremely knowledgeable” and has been key to these frontier areas, taking the lead on numerous high-profile transactions. “Dr. Ding has not only extensive experience in a broad spectrum of capital market transactions, but also a solid academic background in technology, adding a strong competitive edge distinct from other legal professionals,” a client praised. Another praised that he “has been amazingly responsive and on top of thing every step of the way…I would recommend Meng without reservation to anyone seeking representation in a complex US capital market/M&A transaction.”
Meng received a Ph.D. in physics from M.I.T. Earlier in his career, he was a Silicon Valley technologist, innovating at semiconductor powerhouses like IBM and AMD. He holds 32 issued U.S. patents. He remains a technology enthusiast ever since and stays closely connected to the tech community, particularly in Greater China. His unique knowledge and experience distinguish him when advising technology issuers, especially hard-tech and deep-tech companies, where insights and in-depth knowledge are essential to understanding their technology roadmap, product evolution, and industry landscape.
Meng is a native Mandarin speaker and is fluent in English.