345 Park Avenue
New York, NY
Suite 4301, Tower C,
Beijing Yintai Center
2 Jianguomenwai Dajie,
100022, PR China
+86 10 5954 3600
+86 10 5954 3501
Chair, Capital Markets and Asia
Mitch Nussbaum focuses on corporate and securities law, with particular emphasis on representation of U.S. and foreign public corporations, investment and commercial banks, and private emerging growth companies in public and private financings (equity and debt), and federal securities law compliance. He has extensive experience with technology and other companies in the U.S., as well as a broad range of companies in emerging markets, including Brazil, China, India, Israel, Russia, Taiwan and Thailand.
Mr. Nussbaum provides general corporate, securities, and business counseling to corporate clients and their officers and directors. He advises clients with respect to initial public offerings, follow-on public offerings, going private transactions, PIPE transactions and venture capital financings. He also negotiates and documents acquisitions, mergers, reverse mergers, proxy contests, tender offers, and control contests and has represented issuers and underwriters in more than 60 SPAC public offerings and business combinations. Most recently, Mr. Nussbaum was responsible for developing a groundbreaking new financing structure called the IPACSM, featuring many of the benefits of the SPAC, but offering increased flexibility on pricing and deal structure, and allowing for a more rapid transaction cycle.
Widely recognized as one of the pioneers of securities transactions for Chinese companies, Mr. Nussbaum has represented many of the first Chinese and Asian companies to list in the U.S. capital markets, including the first Chinese, Taiwanese and Thai companies to list on the American Stock Exchange. Throughout his practice, Mr. Nussbaum has represented more than 75 Asian companies that have listed on U.S. exchanges.
Mr. Nussbaum also advises clients in connection with initial public offerings in Hong Kong, including dual listings. Additionally, his broad expertise counseling Asian companies includes helping these clients prepare for and respond to investigations and litigation resulting from short-selling attacks, as well as representing companies, special committees or independent directors involved in going private transactions.
Among his many distinctions, Mr. Nussbaum was ranked as the #1 IPO lawyer for companies headquartered in China by Thomson Reuters, based on deals closed between 2010 – 2012. According to IPO Vital Signs Leadership Rankings, he was ranked the #2 IPO lawyer in the U.S. for the number of closed deals representing underwriters in 2010. He was also named among the top attorneys in the areas of Corporate and M&A law in the Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyer for Business.
Mr. Nussbaum divides his time between New York and Beijing.
- Speaker, DealFlow Media: SPACs Conference (May 13, 2013)
- Speaker, ROTH 25th Annual Conference (March 17-20, 2013)
- Speaker, DealFlow Media's Alternative Finance Conference Israel (March 4-5, 2013)
- Speaker, Creative Funding, Investment & Financial Strategies in Today's Economy (October 16, 2012)
- Speaker, Marcum MicroCap Conference (June 20, 2012)
- Speaker, DealFlow Media: The SPAC Conference 2012 (June 4, 2012)
- Speaker, China Entrepreneurs 2012 Wall Street China Forum (May 15, 2012)
- Speaker, China: Legal, Tax & Accounting Update (March 19-20, 2012)
Lawyers Said In the Future VIE Structure May Need Additional Approval
Tide Shifts on China's U.S. Listings
By Kathy Chu and Michael Rapoport, The Wall Street Journal
Meet the JOBS Act's Jobs-Free Companies
By Emily Chasan, The Wall Street Journal
U.S., China Feud Over Audit Firms
By Dinny McMahon and Michael Rapoport, The Wall Street Journal
PE Fund Aims to Boost China's Silver Screen Cred
Video interview with Sarah Hashim-Waris, The Deal
Nussbaum Says China Access Could Set Precedent for SEC
Video interview with Lee Pacchia, The Washington Post with Bloomberg Business
Cross-Border Chinese M&A Harmed by Fraud Charges
Interview with Mary Kathleen Flynn, The Deal
Chinese Companies’ IPO in the U.S. Set a New Record in 2010
By Miao Xia Li, Shanghai Morning Post
Why Have Chinese Companies Been Frequently "Suppressed" in Overseas Stockmarkets Recently?
By Sheng Liyu, China Business Network
Loeb & Loeb: Not All Industries Suitable for Transnational Acquisition
By Li Xiaoxiao/Bai Liang, China Business News
Are SPACs Back?
By Zach Lowe, AmLaw Daily.com
Deals: A 'Mini' Year in Our Midst
By Roy Harris, CFO.com
SPAC PIPE Activity a Mixed Bag
By Jose Gose, The PIPES Report
Energy Infrastructure Acquisition Corp. Enters Into Definitive Agreement for Acquisition of Nine VLCCs and up to $50,000,000 Investment
Law Firms Compete for Chinese Companies' IPO Action
By Sheri Qualters, The National Law Journal
Blank Checks IPOs - SPACs to be Back in '07
IPO News Desk, IPO Vital Signs
Chinese Companies Ringing the Bell on Many Exchanges
Metropolitan Corporate Counsel
Where Underwriters Leave Off, PE Pros Pick Up With SPACs
By Mark Cecil, Buyouts Newsletter
- Named in Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business, in New York Corporate/M&A (2011-2013 editions)
- Ranked Number One IPO Lawyer for companies headquartered in China by Thomson Reuters (2008-2010)
- Ranked Number Two IPO Underwriter's Lawyer by IPO Vital Signs Leadership Rankings (2010)
- Named "New York Super Lawyer" in Securities & Corporate Finance by Thomson Reuters (2006-2013 editions)
- Named in The Legal 500 US in Mergers & Acquisitions: Middle-Market, published by Legalease Limited and John Pritchard (2010, 2013 editions)
- Ranked Number Two IPO Issuer's and Underwriter's Lawyer by IPO Vital Signs Leadership Rankings (2008)
- Ranked Number Five IPO Issuer's Lawyer by IPO Vital Signs Leadership Rankings (2007)
- Named in "40 Under 40 -- Making Their Mark" by IDD Magazine (December 2007)
- Ranked Number One IPO Issuer's Lawyer by IPO Vital Signs Leadership Rankings (2006)
Syracuse University College of Law, J.D.,
Member, Syracuse University Law Review
University of Rochester, B.A.