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The Creation of the Venture Capital /PE Backed Entrepreneurial Community in China



Howard Chao, Esq., O'Melveny & Myers LLP
Duncan Clark, BDA China

Date and Time

February 1, 2012 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM



RSVP required by 5PM January 31.


G101 (Dunlevie Classroom) 1st Floor, Gunn Building Knight Management Center Stanford Graduate School of Business 655 Knight Way, Stanford, CA94305-7298

Please click here to listen to the podcast of this event on the changing investment landscape in China.

About the speakers

Howard Chao is the Senior Partner of O’Melveny’s Asia Practice. During his 31 years with the Firm he has been engaged in a broad variety of transactional matters. He was responsible for establishing our China offices, and was stationed in our Shanghai office for many years. He is currently engaged in a general corporate practice, with an emphasis on cross-border and Asia matters.

Howard is a recognized authority on China and has extensive experience advising clients on China matters. He has advised clients from many sectors in connection with their investments and operations in Asia. More recently, Howard has been assisting Chinese companies with their outbound investment transactions.

In the United States, Howard has advised clients in connection with a variety of transactional matters, including M&A, corporate finance and PE/VC investments.


Duncan Clark is Chairman of BDA China, a consultancy he founded in Beijing in 1994 after four years as an investment banker with Morgan Stanley in London and Hong Kong. Over the past 18 years, Duncan has guided BDA to become the leading investment advisory firm in China specialized in China’s technology, internet and ecommerce sectors. Duncan is also a Senior Advisor to the ‘China 2.0’ initiative at SPRIE, where he was invited as a Visiting Scholar from 2010-2011.

A partner at mobile game app developer Happy Latte, he has also served on the Advisory Board of (Nasdaq: NTES) and serves on the Advisory Board of the Digital Communication Fund of Geneva-based bank Pictet & Cie.

A UK citizen, Duncan was raised in England, the United States and France.He is the elected Chairman of the British Chamber of Commerce in China, Vice Chair of the China-Britain Business Council and Vice Chair of the ICT Working Group of the European Chamber of Commerce in China.