Gan Wang

Gan Wang



Gan helps American and European (French-speaking in particular) companies to achieve their business developments in Greater China area and also assists Chinese companies in their overseas investments and projects, leveraging his elusive combination of corporate and tax expertise, as well as his French language skills.

Gan has extensive hands-on experiences in foreign direct investments in China, Chinese outbound investments, cross-border M&As, and sino-foreign joint-venture projects. He represents both large multinational listed companies and private SMEs in a variety of industries, including TMT, healthcare, manufacturing, chemicals, transport, education, food & beverage, and fashion & luxury, etc.

Gan also regularly provides tax advice to corporations, pass-through entities and individuals in terms of investment structure, cross-border transactions, corporate reorganizations, equity/debt financing, application of tax treaties, and more generally on various income tax and value-added tax issues. He also frequently negotiates on behalf of his clients with Chinese tax authorities across the country.

Before joining Dorsey, Gan has over 10 year's professional experiences, both in a boutique European law firm’s Shanghai office as corporate and tax lawyer and in Alibaba Cloud Computing Co., Ltd. as legal counsel.

Education & Admissions

Columbia University School of Law (LL.M., 2020), Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar

Fudan University Law School (LL.M., 2011)

Wuhan University Law School (LL.B. & B.A. (French), 2008)


  • New York
  • China (inactive)


  • Chinese (Mandarin), English, French


Representative Experience

Corporate Law

  • Advised The Coca-Cola Company with respect to the complex reorganization of Coca-Cola Bottlers Manufacturing Holdings Limited (“CCBMH”). CCBMH, a joint venture entity founded by The Coca Cola Company (through two subsidiaries) and subsidiaries of Swire Group and COFCO (China’s largest state-owned food and agriculture company), through multiple subsidiaries provides preparation and packaging operations in relation to Coca Cola’s still beverages business across Mainland China. On completion of the transaction, the multiple subsidiaries of CCBMH in Mainland China will be transferred to and owned by Swire Group and COFCO, respectively, and The Coca-Cola Company will start its franchise partnership with Swire and COFCO regarding the still beverage bottling system in Mainland China.
  • Represented a Chinese health products distributor in selling its retail business operations in China to Canadian brand owner.
  • Represented a biotech start-up company with US-China background in its series-A fund-raising in China.
  • Represented a French listed sports industry group in its acquisition of a sports facilities company in China.
  • Represented a Chinese private optical products company in its sale of equity and assets to a US optics company.
  • Represented a French medical device company in its joint venture project with a Chinese GEM listed medical products company.
  • Represented a French children’s garments company in its divesture of its China business.
  • Represented a Chinese biotech company in its acquisition of a Belgian medical devices company including its US subsidiary.
  • Represented a Chinese wine industry fund in its acquisition of several vineyards in Bordeaux France.
  • Represented a French children’s book press in its equity financing from a large Chinese State-owned publishing house.
  • Represented a Chinese listed company in its acquisition of assets and business of a French non-ferrous metals processing company in the process of liquidation.

Tax Law

  • Provided tax advice to a US group in machinery in divestiture of its subsidiaries in China under the PRC Tax Announcement [2017] No. 37.
  • Advised multiple US companies with respect to permanent establishment issue under the US-China tax treaty.
  • Advised and represented before Chinese tax authorities a French transportation group in its indirect equity transfer of China-related interest under the PRC Tax Circular [2009] No. 698 and Announcement [2015] No. 7.
  • Advised and represented before Chinese tax authorities a French automobile parts group in its internal corporate reorganization in China in application of special tax treatment under the PRC Tax Circular [2009] No. 59 and Announcement [2015] No. 48.
  • Advised and represented before Chinese tax authorities a Hong Kong technical company controlled by a European company in its non-resident business income taxation in China in application of tax treaty.
  • Advised and represented before Chinese tax authorities a French industrial equipment manufacturer’s subsidiary in China in response to issues found in its annual final settlement of Enterprise Income Tax.

News & Resources

Legal Writings

  • La Résolution du contentieux fiscal en Chine – Réformes et Pratiques, published on Connexions, French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in China, December 2017.

Industries & Practices

  • Asia-Pacific
  • Banking & Financial Institutions
  • China
  • Corporate Governance & Compliance
  • Emerging Companies
  • Europe
  • Food, Beverage & Agribusiness
  • Healthcare & Life Sciences
  • Investment Funds
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private Equity
  • Tax
  • Tax Controversy & Litigation
  • Technology

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • Member of China Certified Tax Agents Association
Gan Wang