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Sherry Gong


Sherry Gong
English, Mandarin, Chinese
Practice Group

Sherry Gong's practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, foreign direct investment, government regulatory, commercial contracts, privacy and information management, and employment. She advised many multinational companies in cross-border transactions, especially in telecommunications, media, technology, education, life science and energy industries. She represented more than 30 international educational institutes for their operation and activities in China. She is recognized as a leading lawyer in China higher education area.

Areas of focus

Representative experience

Advising a leading U.S. e-commerce company on setting up a co-brand website with a Chinese e-commerce giant to jointly operate e-commerce platform for Chinese customers.

Advising a U.S. education group on their initiatives in China related to offering a world-class education for both Chinese students and foreign students, including kindergarten and G1-G12 study.

Advising several U.S. universities on the potential issues related to donations by Chinese nationals to fund their programmes in China.

Advising a U.S. university on the negotiation of a proposed joint venture agreement to form a Sino-foreign joint university.

Advising an international carbon private equity fund on the PRC regulatory requirements for CDM trading and project investment.

Advising Apple in relation to the regulatory issues and approvals surrounding bringing the iPhone to China, and the implications on China's local equipment procurement requirement.

Advising Duke University on the establishment of Sino-foreign higher education institute Duke Kunshan University in Kunshan, Jiangsu.

Advising PayPal on regulatory issues relating to the operation of online settlement business, settlement licence, foreign exchange, and development of project on international e-commerce transactions in China.

Advising several U.S. universities on the potential issues related to donations by Chinese nationals to fund their programmes in China.

Advising Tencent in relation to various matters, including commercial, regulatory and data privacy issues.

Advising The Juilliard School on the establishment of a Sino-foreign higher education institute in Tianjin.

Advising Yahoo.com on PSO (payment settlement organization) license regulation and other operations-related matters in China.

Education and admissions


  • LL.M., Southern Methodist University, 2001
  • LL.M., Peking University, 1999


  • Member, New York State Bar Association

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • People's Republic of China
  • New York
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