On this episode co-host Audrey interviews Art Dicker. He is a senior lawyer at R&P China Lawyers, a full service PRC law firm advising international businesses in China. Art spent the last 15 years working in China to advise technology, manufacturing, and consumer companies on structuring their investments and managing legal risk in their operations here.
Art began his legal career at the New York law firm Schulte Roth & Zabel working on private equity deals. He has since been located in China since 2007 when he moved to the Beijing office of Morrison & Foerster, an international law firm with headquarters in San Francisco, to work predominantly on China and US venture capital financings and cross- border M&A. He has also advised many US technology, manufacturing, and consumer companies on structuring their investments and operations in China.
In 2011, Art joined Cadence Design Systems (NASDAQ: CDNS) to lead its Asia Pacific legal department. He was co-chair of the American Chamber of Commerce Legal Committee in Shanghai. He is a frequent speaker in English and Chinese on cross-border investing at top tier Chinese universities and industry conferences, and has been an active angel investor and mentor at Chinaccelerator for many years.
Art got his undergraduate degree from Princeton University, his JD from George Washington University, and his MBA from the University of Southern California (USC). He is fluent in written and spoken Chinese.
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