Allan Xu

Allan Xu

Country of Origin: China
Title: Senior Manager
Division: Business Advisory Services
Office: Shanghai Office
Languages: Asian Languages - Chinese, Chinese - Mandarin, Chinese - Shanghainese
European Languages - English

Allan Xu is a senior manager on the Business Advisory Service team at Dezan Shira & Associates' Shanghai office. She provides legal advisory on FDI investment vehicle, investment structure, deal structure, capital structure, incorporation, daily operation, mergers & acquisitions, restructuring, liquidation, contract drafting and review, intellectual property protection, trademark registration, labor law, labor arbitration, work permits and residence permits for expatriates. She is also familiar with incorporation of different types of Singaporean entities such as private limited companies, branches and representative offices etc.   

Prior to joining Dezan Shira & Associates, Allan worked as an arbitrator in a district Arbitration Institute in Shanghai from 2007 to 2013, then joining a multinational consulting firm providing legal advisory services and corporate secretarial services to foreign investors. In 2013 and 2014, she worked in Singapore for 7 months to assist Chinese investors doing business in Singapore.

With more than 8 years of legal practice, Allan is experienced in incorporation, corporate compliance, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, legal due diligence, project investment, international trade, offshore investment, intellectual property, labor law, contract review and drafting, dispute settlement, arbitration and litigation. She has dealt with more than 2,000 labor arbitration cases as a labor arbitrator.

Allan has a degree in Law from East China University of Political Science and Law, and also holds the Certificate of Lawyer’s Qualification.

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