With adeptness at offering business-oriented solutions, Cheng provides practical and sensible advice, enabling client objectives to be met in an efficient and effective manner as clients navigate the complex and volatile landscape at the intersection of Western and Eastern business practices and ideals.

Cheng’s practice focuses on the areas of private equity/venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, as well as general corporate and business law across a wide range of industry sectors, with a focus on technology, e-commerce, mobile internet, social media and gaming, consumer solutions, healthcare, and the online to offline platform (and the sharing economy in particular).

She has extensive experience advising international private equity firms, strategic investors, and emerging companies through the entire spectrum of growth from offshore and onshore incorporation to multiple rounds of financing and beyond. Cheng has also advised US public companies in China as well as Chinese companies listed overseas with their SEC compliance and reporting obligations, and in matters of corporate governance.

In addition to representing clients in minority and strategic investments, cross-border acquisitions, divestments, and other corporate transactions throughout Asia and between Asia and the West, she counsels company clients and portfolio companies of investor clients on a range of corporate governance issues and other day-to-day corporate matters.

Education and admissions


LL.M., New York University School of Law, 2011

LL.M., National University of Singapore, 2011

J.D., The Ohio State University, 2010

B.A., Johns Hopkins University, 2005


State Bar of California

American Bar Association

National Asian Pacific American Bar Association

American Chamber of Commerce (Shanghai)

International Professional Women’s Society

Bar admissions and qualifications


Representative experience

Represented Alibaba in a plethora of domestic and cross-border investment and M&A transactions.*

Represented Grab Holdings, Inc., Southeast Asia’s leading transport services, food delivery and payment solutions company, in its US$2.5bn Series G financing, led by DiDi and Softbank.*

Represented Grab and its affiliates in numerous domestic and cross-border investment transactions.*

Represented Funplus Global Holdings in its US$1bn sale of a mobile game business to Chinese public company Century Huatong Group (the largest publisher of mobile games in China).*

Represented a prominent gaming company in its establishment of a Rules of Survivor e-sports league.*

Represented Fidelity/Eight Roads in a number of investment transactions.*

Represented Alibaba in its $300m PIPE investment in AutoNavi Holdings Limited, which was NASDAQ listed at the time.*

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.

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