Yao Rao

Shanghai Office

Addr: Room 2208, 150 Hubin Road,
Corporate Avenue 5, Huangpu District,
Shanghai 200021 China
Tel: 86-21-50473330
Fax: 86-21-50470264


  • •  M&A and Restructuring
  • •  Corporate
  • •  Foreign Direct Investment
  • •  Labor and Employment
  • •  Construction


  • •  Fudan University Law Department LL.B


  • •  Chambers Asia Pacific Guide: Ranked in Corporate/M&A and Commercial Law
  • •  Chambers Global Guide: Ranked in Corporate/M&A
  • •  The Legal 500: Recommended in Data Protection and Corporate and M&A
  • •  asialaw Leading Lawyer: Recommended in Corporate and M&A, Construction, and Labor & Employment
  • •  China Business Law Journal: The A-List-China's Top 100 Lawyers
  • •  IFLR 1000: Highly regarded in M&A, Healthcare, Mining
  • •  asialaw Client Service Excellence Rating: Highest Rated Lawyer in M&A in China
  • •  Asian Legal Business: Client Choice Top 20 Lawyers


Comments on the Legal Effect of Resale Price Maintenance Agreement published on Judicial Practice of Shanghai Courts Issue 2, 2010


  • •  PRC Bar


  • •  Mandarin
  • •  English


Mr. Yao Rao started practicing in 2002. Before joining HHP, Mr. Rao worked for Haarmann Hemmelrath Partners and Salans.

Mr. Rao has been providing legal services for the M&As by multinational companies in China, especially specialized in providing solutions for the M&As in the highly regulated industries (such as medical device, medical institution, medical packaging, nutrition food and mining). He also represents a great number of multinational companies to set up their foreign-invested companies or other commercial presences in China, and provides legal consultation in the areas of commercial contract, compliance, labor, competition, tax, foreign exchange, customs, environment protection and anti-monopoly.

Mr. Rao provides comprehensive labor law service for many multinational companies including Bekaert, Blum, Delphi, Huntsman, Mary Kay, Ikea, CH2M and SMA. He also has rich experience in providing legal services for industrial construction projects.
Yao is the managing partner of HHP, and serves as the Board member of Meritas Law Firms Worldwide and Co-Chair of Meritas Asia-Pacific.


M&A and Restructuring
  • Represented GfK, the global second largest market research group, to acquire a domestic competitor
  • Represented Lautan Luas to acquire the joint-salt production and mining rights from Jiangsu Yingzhu group
  • Represented Dynapack to acquire the packaging material production business of Ball Asia in Beijing and Tianjin
  • Represented Schott to acquire the medical packaging business of Zhejiang Xinkang
  • Represented MedTech in the sales of medical connection cable business to Carlisle
  • Represented a U.S. Fortune 500 conglomerate to acquire a medical institution and establish a joint venture medical institution with social insurance reimbursement qualification
FDI and Corporate
  • Advised multinational companies to set up wholly foreign-owned or joint venture companies in China, with the industry sectors including equipment manufacturing, distribution, resale, exhibition, financial leasing, automobile financing, commercial service, consulting, certification and verification, medical device, medical institution, medical packaging, nutrition food and restaurant, and provided them with corporate legal services
  • Provided long-term corporate legal service for the operation of Mary Kay in China, one of the largest direct selling companies in the world
  • Provided special employment due diligence investigation and advised solutions for M&A or joint venture projects of many multinational companies in China
  • Advised and implemented stock incentive plans for several Global Fortune 500 conglomerates
  • Advised a European chemical company in respect of setting up trade unions in seven subsidiaries in China
  • Advised employment matters in the post-acquisition integration for a U.S. automobile spare part manufacturer, who acquired a state-owned enterprise with 3,000 employees
  • Advised a European manufacturing enterprise in planning and implementing a massive lay-off plan involving 2,000 employees, without triggering any labor dispute
  • Provided full-service for MCC Capital Engineering & Research Incorporation Limited in the blast furnace project of PT. KRAKATAU STEEL (Persero) Tbk in Indonesia, with a project value more than USD 580 million
  • Provided full-services for many construction projects of industrial buildings by multinational companies, including land granting, bidding, construction contract and completion acceptance
  • Provided long-term legal support for several construction projects for CH2M, a prestigious construction service provider


HHP Attorneys-At-Law

Addr: Room 2208, 150 Hubin Road,
Corporate Avenue 5, Huangpu District,
Shanghai 200021 China
Tel: 86-21-50473330
Fax: 86-21-50470264