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Please join us for a deep dive into Nasdaq’s latest listing criteria and IPO outlook by Chinese Companies.
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Meet the Presenters:
Melanie Chen is a partner at UHY LLP in the New York City office and head of the China Group. Under her leadership, UHY has become the leading accounting firm in providing integrated accounting, tax and business solutions to Chinese companies going public and making investments in the United States. Melanie’s areas of specialization include providing tax, accounting and financing consulting to multinational companies doing cross-border investments between China and the U.S. She has broad resources and two decades of experience in advising Chinese companies accessing the US markets.
Melanie is a CPA in the state of California, a licensed attorney in the state of New York and attorney qualification in China. She received her Bachelor and Master of Law degrees from Peking University and Master of Law from Harvard Law School. She currently is a member of the Management Committee of UHY Advisors NY, Inc., and formerly served on the board of directors of UHY International Inc.
UHY LLP is a U.S.-based accounting firm with approximately 900 employees throughout 21 offices in the United States. UHY is registered with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) and provide a full range of services to both public traded companies and privately held companies. UHY has a dedicated China Group with close to 30 professionals located in both the U.S. and China that provide audit, tax, valuation, due diligence, internal control services to Chinese companies doing IPOs, mergers and investments in the U.S.
Mengyi “Jason” Ye, Esq. is Asia Practice Co-Chair at Ortoli Rosenstadt LLP. Mr. Ye concentrates his law practice on cross-border corporate and capital market transactions and has represented many international companies from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Canada, and South Korea. His experience includes representing domestic and international public companies, investment banks and institutional investors on capital market transactions. Mr. Ye also advises public companies on general corporate governance and federal securities law reporting requirements. Mr. Ye has been invited to many speaking engagements globally and
quoted on numerous occasions by major news groups in the U.S. and China, including the Reuters, Sina and Wall Street Multimedia. Mr. Ye was selected to the 2020 New York Metro “Super Lawyer” Rising Stars list, an honor reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice and only 2.5% of all attorneys in the New York Metro area. Mr. Ye also currently sits on the Alumni Steering Committee of the Rutgers Center for Corporate Law and Governance.
Ortoli Rosenstadt LLP is a full-service law firm located in the heart of New York City, Ortoli Rosenstadt LLP and its Corporate & Securities Group serves diverse clients worldwide on unique and sophisticated corporate and capital market matters, including IPOs, mergers & acquisitions, and corporate financing. Our global clients include well-established publicly and privately held corporations, emerging growth companies, entrepreneurial start-up enterprises and other business entities or financial institutions. Our attorneys have developed and utilized cutting edge strategies and techniques designed to help clients globally navigate through the complex area of federal, state and exchange-based securities laws and regulations.
Edric Yi Guo （郭易）, head of investment banking at Univest Securities, LLC. Mr. Guo has years of experiences in capital market operation, finance, and mergers and acquisitions. Currently managing member of Univest Securities, a NYC based full service investment, where he lead various financing transactions including initial public offerings, follow-on, and private placement. Edric has a unique exposure in both the North American and Asia Pacific capital market. He currently holds FINRA Series 4,7,24,66,79 with double undergraduate degree in
finance and real estate from the University of British Columbia. Prior to Univest, he also worked with Warner Technology Investment, Buckman, Buckman & Reid.
Univest Securities, LLC is a full service broker dealer based in NYC since 1993. The firm was originally one of the first founded by Chinese descent. Although our team is very much global, we have remained a unique tie with high net worth and institutional investment community in Asia Pacific region. Univest employs about 50 professionals most of whom are bilingual. Our investment banking and capital markets divisions also cover effectively both North America and Asia, which puts us in a unique position for increased visibility for our clients. We acted as book running manager to three IPOs last year, all of which had syndicate and investors participants from different continents. Univest is not a quantity/transaction focused firm, rather more fundamental and strategic focused. Since 2019, Univest acted as bookrunner or underwriter for the several IPOs, including INmune Bio, Inc (Nasdaq: INMB), Happiness Biotech Group (Nasdaq: HAPP) and Anpac Bio-Science (Nasdaq: ANPC).
Jian "Jason" Lin is News Director of Wall Street Multimedia. He produces and hosts WSM’s shows, including CEO Interviews, US Stock Daily/Weekly Recap, etc. from both Nasdaq and NYSE. He focuses on providing the latest business information, investigating corporate financial news, as well as connecting investors between China and the U.S.
Jian made the Forbes China 30 Under 30 list in 2019. In the past three years, he interviewed many entrepreneurs and finance gurus in his show, including Vice President of New Listings & Capital Markets of Nasdaq, Joseph Brantuk; Head of International Capital Markets at the NYSE, Alex Ibrahim; Former Financial Secretary of Hong Kong, Antony Leung; Founder/CEO of Nio Inc., William Li, CEO of Bilibili, Rui Chen, etc. He graduated from Communication University of China, and he got his master’s degree from NYU, majoring in Public Relations and Corporate Communication.