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Karen Hu

Lawyer admitted in China

Education :  B.A. (Suzhou Univ);
 LL.M (East China Univ of Political Science and Law)
Languages :  Chinese (Mandarin) and English
Office :  Beijing
Contact :  khu@TransAsiaLawyers.com
 +86 10 6505 8188

About Karen

Karen works with the Media & Entertainment and Corporate & Commercial practice groups. She routinely assists clients, especially those in the entertainment and media sector, to draft and negotiate transaction documents and handle compliance issues. She also represents clients in film/game related litigation, and routinely advises foreign investors on market entry in the entertainment and internet sectors and the ongoing operations of PRC corporate entities.

Prior to joining TransAsia, Karen worked for a Swiss consulting company coordinating foreign investment and recruitment in the manufacturing industry.

Recent Projects

  • Advising China Film Group on its routine film production business, ranging from investing to distribution.
  • Representing film and game industry leaders in various litigations
  • Served as a key advisor to a leading Chinese director on a backdoor listing project at the HKSE
  • Advising the studio of a leading Chinese director on multiple film investment/production deals
  • Served as a key advisor to Youku.com (a leading Chinese internet television company) on its format license deals
  • Served as a key advisor to Disney Studios/Marvel on intellectual property protection, as well as compliance and documentation for Sino-foreign film co-productions
  • Advising various foreign investors on market entry policies & practices in the film/TV industry
  • Advising famous talents on entering into agency/licensing deals
  • Assisted in advising Youku on its US$ 233 million IPO on the NYSE and its merger with Tudou
  • Advising on market entry in the telematics business
  • Advising a wireless device company on its sponsorship agreement with the Shanghai Expo Bureau