Jon Christianson is a partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom’s Beijing office where he has been located since 1999.
He was named by the American Lawyer in 2006 as a “Deal Maker of the Year” for his work on bringing the first of China’s large state-owned banks to the global markets through China Construction Bank’s US$9.2 billion IPO and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Mr. Christianson also worked on such landmark transactions as the first listing in 1991 of B Shares in China, the first listing in 1993 of a Chinese Company on the New York Stock Exchange, in 1994 China’s first sovereign debt offering into the US public capital markets since 1949 and in 2006 China’s sovereign wealth fund in its first overseas investment.
Mr. Christianson has been instrumental in advising on many merger and acquisition transactions both inside China as well as representing Chinese companies in such transactions globally. He has also advised extensively on strategic investments in China by American companies as well as financial investments in China-related companies by venture capital, private equity and hedge fund clients. He holds a B.S. in engineering and J.D. and M.B.A degrees.