Professional Experience

Frank Ding is a partner of Merits & Tree. Before joining Merits & Tree, Frank Ding worked in Jingtian & Gongcheng as an associate and Tiantai law firm as a partner, and once served as the head of compliance risk control in a private equity investment institution.

Frank Ding possesses extensive experience in private equity funds & venture capital funds, PE/VC investment & financing and Mergers & Acquisitions, and dispute resolution. with a dual working background in both law firms and private equity investment institutions, Frank Ding is capable of providing practical and effective advice for enterprises from business, industry and client perspectives. Frank Ding focuses on the "fundraising, investment, management and withdrawal" of private equity funds, and devotes himself to semiconductor chips, TMT big data, healthcare, new energy/new materials and other Key & Core Tech industries.

In the field of investment funds, Frank Ding has led and participated in the raising and establishment of many private funds and M&A funds, including a 6 billion yuan M&A fund in the medical and health industry and a 1 billion yuan private fund focusing on intelligent manufacturing. The services provided by Frank Ding includes the registration of private fund manager, fund filing, and internal control & compliance of fund; In the field of investment, financing and M&A, Frank Ding represented several well-known PE/VC investment institutions or start-up companies in their domestic and foreign private equity investment and financing projects and M&A projects, providing transaction structure design, due diligence, transaction document drafting and negotiation, etc. Frank Ding is familiar with equity incentives and corporate governance. In addition, he also participated in many litigations or arbitrations on equity repurchase, valuation adjustment disputes, equity ownership and other causes.



LL.M., Xiamen University



Mr. Frank Ding has been admitted to practice in the People's Republic of China.


Working Language

Chinese and English

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