Ms. Du joined Skadden’s Hong Kong office in September 2008. She represents corporate clients, investment banks and private equity funds on various securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and other general corporate matters.

Bio

Prior to joining Skadden, Ms. Du worked in the Beijing office of a U.S. law firm from 2003 to 2005. Ms. Du’s experience in IPO and other capital markets transactions includes representing:
  • JD.com, Inc. in its recent SEC registered offering of senior unsecured notes of US$1 billion in April 2016, in its secondary follow-on offering in December 2014 and in its initial public offering and listing on NASDAQ in May 2014;
  • Yirendai Ltd. in its initial public offering and listing on the NYSE in December 2015;
  • Baidu, Inc. in its four rounds of SEC registered offerings of senior unsecured notes: US$1.25 billion in June 2015, US$1 billion in June 2014, US$1 billion in August 2013 and US$1.5 billion in November 2012;
  • Jumei International Holding Limited in its initial public offering and listing on the NYSE in May 2014;
  • Leju Holdings Ltd. in its initial public offering and listing on the NYSE in April 2014;
  • 58.com Inc. in its follow-on offering in March 2014 and in its initial public offering and listing on the NYSE in October 2013;
  • E-House (China) Holdings Limited in its issuance of US$135 million in aggregate principal amount of convertible senior notes due 2018 pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S in December 2013;
  • Ctrip.com International, Ltd. in its issuance of US$800 million in aggregate principal amount of convertible senior notes due 2018 pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S in October 2013;
  • Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank, Macquarie and other underwriters in the initial public offering of Phoenix New Media Limited and listing on the NYSE in May 2011;
  • BofA Merrill Lynch, J.P. Morgan and other underwriters in the initial public offering of Bona Film Group Limited and listing on NASDAQ in December 2010;
  • Credit Suisse, UBS and other underwriters in the initial public offering of Mecox Lane Limited and listing on NASDAQ in October 2010;
  • TAL Education Group in its initial public offering and listing on the NYSE in October 2010;
  • ChinaCache International Holdings Ltd. in its initial public offering and listing on NASDAQ in September 2010;
  • AutoNavi Holdings Limited in its initial public offering and listing on NASDAQ in June 2010; and
  • China Real Estate Information Corporation in its initial public offering and listing on NASDAQ in October 2009.

Ms. Du’s experience in merger and acquisition and private equity transactions includes representing:

  • 58.com Inc. in its strategic transaction with Tencent, where Tencent invested US$200 million in cash and additional business resources in the Zhuan Zhuan joint venture that runs the online used goods business in April 2017;
  • JD.com, Inc. in its RMB14.3 billion (US$2.07 billion) disposition of its 68.6 percent equity stake in JD Finance, which runs JD.com’s internet finance business, in March 2017;
  • Baidu, Inc. in its US$300 million investment in convertible notes issued by Qiyi.com, Inc., a majority-owned subsidiary of Baidu, as part of the US1.53 billion issuance of certain convertible notes by Qiyi.com to a group of investors in February 2017; in Kuaishou’s Series D financing in March 2017; and in its equity financing for Baidu Delivery in October 2015;
  • Didi Chuxing, a leading China-based ride-hailing service provider, in its acquisition of Uber China in August 2016;
  • E-House (China) Holdings Limited in its going-private transaction closed in August 2016;
  • the special committee of the board of directors of Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd. in its $9.3 billion going-private transaction closed in July 2016;
  • China Music Corporation in its acquisition by Tencent in July 2016;
  • Ctrip.com International, Ltd. in its strategic transaction with Expedia in connection with Expedia’s exit sale of its equity interest in eLong, Inc. in May 2015;
  • 58.com Inc. and other purchasers in their acquisition of Ganji.com, and 58.com in its PIPE issuance of shares and convertible bonds to Tencent, valued at over $10 billion in total;
  • 58.com Inc. in its US$267 million acquisition of Anjuke Inc. in March 2015;
  • AutoNavi Holdings Limited in its going-private transaction with Alibaba Group in 2014, and in its US$300 million Series A preferred share financing from Alibaba Group in May 2013;
  • JD.com, Inc. in a series of transactions with Tencent valued at $5.2 billion in 2014, including JD.com’s acquisition of certain e-commerce businesses and assets from Tencent, the formation of a strategic partnership with Tencent, and the placement of ordinary shares to Tencent concurrent with the JD.com’s IPO;
  • the management of E-House (China) Holdings Limited in its MBO transaction in March 2013;
  • E-House (China) Holdings Limited in its merger with and taking-private of NASDAQ listed China Real Estate Information Corporation (CRIC), which valued CRIC at approximately US$600 million;
  • The Coca-Cola Company in an approximately US$2.5 billion proposed takeover of Hong Kong listed China Huiyuan Juice Group Limited; and
  • a number of companies in their private issuance and sale of equity interests, including JD.com, Inc. in November 2012 and February 2013, and in their investment in private equity, including Renren Inc.’s investment in California-based Social Finance, Inc.

Ms. Du is fluent in English and Mandarin Chinese.

Credentials

Education

  • J.D., Columbia Law School, 2008
  • LL.M., Tsinghua University School of Law, 2003
  • B.A., Tsinghua University, 2000

Admissions

  • Hong Kong
  • New York

Languages

  • English
  • Mandarin Chinese