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Doing Business in and with Emerging Markets 2014

Author(s): Maurizio Levi-Minzi, Alex Hao
Practice Area: Corporate & Securities, International Law
Published: Jul 2014
PLI Item #: 50058
CHB Spine #: B2113

Practice Areas

Corporate, M&A, Finance

Professional Experience

Alex is a resident partner at Jun He’s New York office.  Alex has been practicing law in New York since 2003, and joined Jun He in 2011 after eight years at two leading U.S. law firms.

Alex has significant experience in corporate, M&A, finance and FDI matters involving China.  He also advises US clients on complying with China’s rapidly developing laws in areas such as anti-bribery, anti-monopoly, labor and employment, and national security.  In addition, Alex acts as outside general counsel for many Chinese clients investing in the US and links them with US lawyers and other professionals.

Alex frequently speaks at seminars and conferences in the US on China-related legal and business issues, and has been interviewed by CCTV, Phoenix TV, China Daily and other leading Chinese media.


J.D., Northwestern University School of Law, 2003.

LL.B., summa cum laude, Peking University, 1999.

Professional Associations

Member, New York State Bar Association.

Registered Foreign Lawyer, Law Society of Hong Kong.

Language Skills

Native Mandarin speaker

Maurizio Levi-Minzi has extensive experience advising clients on corporate matters relating to Latin America and co-leads the firm’s Latin America Practice Group. Mr. Levi-Minzi is also a member of the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions, Family Enterprises, Global Infrastructure & Project Finance, Mining, and Energy & Natural Resources Groups. He has over 20 years of experience in complex cross-border M&A, joint ventures and project finance transactions.

Mr. Levi-Minzi regularly represents strategic investors and private equity groups in transactions in Latin America and in the U.S. He is recognized as a leading lawyer in Latin America by Latin Lawyer 250 (2016). The Legal 500 Latin America (2014-2015) notes that Mr. Levi-Minzi is a prominent player in the region and is both “creative in finding solutions” and “very good at reading people.” Mr. Levi-Minzi has also been named an “Expert in Mining” by Who’s Who Legal (2015). He co-authored the articles in Latin Lawyer entitled “Going to El Norte,” (August, 2015) and “Lost in Translation,” (April, 2014) which discussed legal concepts in cross-border M&A with a focus on Brazil and the U.S. He is also the co-author of “Drilling For PE Deal Opportunities,” The Mining Journal (December, 2014), “Royalties in Peru and Chile,” The Mining Journal (August, 2014), “Private Equity & Venture Capital in Latin America – deal structuring,” BVCA International Series (November, 2013), “Giving Notice,” International Financial Law Review (September, 2012), “How To Notify Under Brazil’s New Pre-Merger Antitrust Regime,” International Financial Law Review (August, 2012), “Brazil Effects New Merger Control Regime,” The Deal (August, 2012) and “Brick By Brick: Brazil,” Private Equity Manager (March, 2012).

He is a contributing author of The Debevoise & Plimpton Private Equity Report and The Deal. Mr. Levi-Minzi co-chairs the program “Doing Business in and with Emerging Markets (2016)” of the Practising Law Institute. Mr. Levi-Minzi is also an adjunct professor at New York University, where he teaches cross-border M&A. In 2014, Mr. Levi-Minzi spoke at the annual conference of the IBA in Tokyo on the topic of cross-border M&A transactions between Asian and Latin American companies. In 2015, he spoke at the Biennial IBA Latin American Regional Forum on the topic of private equity investments in Latin America.

Mr. Levi-Minzi is a 1993 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School and holds an M.B.A. in Finance from Golden Gate University. Prior to joining the firm, he was a banker with NMB Bank (ING Bank) in New York. Mr. Levi-Minzi is fluent in Italian and Spanish and reads Portuguese.