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ALC Senior Professionals

Dale Colling, Founder and Managing Partner, based in Shanghai. Dale’s background includes 30 years of business experience in China, including extensive experience in mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, both as an advisor and principal. Among other things, Dale was a founder and served as Chairman of HuaMei Telecommunications Company, a Sino-US joint venture with the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications, the top level Committee of Science and Industry for National Defense (COSTIND), which installed the first full service broad band network in the world in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province of China. Dale has excellent connections with senior China officials and extensive experience in the major commercial geographical areas in China. Prior to 1988, he was a partner at the international law firm Mayer Brown (formerly Mayer, Brown & Platt) specializing in business law, mergers and acquisitions, and international transactions.

Dale holds a B.A. (highest honors, Phi Beta Kappa) from the University of Michigan and a J.D. (cum laude) from Harvard Law School. He is the author of numerous articles on business matters.

Dean Ho, Partner, based in Shanghai. Dean began business in China in 1981. He was a member of advisory teams that formed 39 China joint ventures. Among these were Eaton Automotive (Shanghai Eaton Valve), Donnelly Corporation (Donnelly Automotive Trim), Cooper Power Systems (PDS Edison Power Systems), Xerox (Shanghai Xerox), and Tenneco Automotive (Monroe Shock Absorbers). He has also assumed direct management in operations that included aluminum extrusions, fabrications, building construction, construction management, export product inspections, factory evaluations, and SME business start-ups. Dean is an independent board member of A-S China Plumbing Products Ltd., a manufacturing and distribution subsidiary of American Standard Companies Inc. with seven businesses in China, and member of its Audit Committee.

Dean has been an active member of the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai, serving as the Chairman of the Manufacturers Business Council from 1995 to 1997, Secretary in 1998, Chairman of its Board of Governors in 1999 and currently Chairman of its Ethics Committee. He participates in briefings to American Chamber of Commerce focus groups, companies, government agencies, and the US Congress.

Dean holds a B.S. from Cornell University, a B.A. from University of California at Berkeley, and attended the Advanced Management Program of Harvard Business School.

Jiuguang Song, Partner, based in Shanghai. Jiuguang has substantial experience in a wide array of industries where he focuses on market intelligence, strategic planning, business development, and strategic sourcing. Prior to joining ALC, Jiuguang held senior management positions with Brooks Communications, Sprint, and IBM. He was a senior research fellow with Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, which is responsible for guiding central government decision-making and policy. Jiuguang’s research focused on international trade, technology transfer, and industrialization policy.

Jiuguang holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Changchun Institute of Optical and Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Law from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

David Chandler, Partner, based in London. David assists with the European operations of ALC. Most recently, he was a Director of Höegh Capital Partners Advisors Ltd., an investment advisory firm where he was responsible for its private equity fund of funds activity, as the firm’s finance director and as a Partner in its investment advisory business to Gemini Oil & Gas Limited, a private equity fund. He is a past Managing Director at Bank of America, where he led syndicated debt finance (EMEA) for company acquisitions, leveraged buy-outs, and international project financings.

David is a qualified Solicitor and holds an MBA from London Business School.

Lisa Colling, Partner and General Counsel. Lisa has over 25 years experience as an international business lawyer. She has acted as legal counsel in connection with numerous transactions in China, including joint ventures, forming Chinese entities, acquisitions, licensing arrangements, employment matters, and intellectual property matters. Lisa has worked extensively with Chinese law firms. Previously, Lisa was a partner at Mayer Brown (formerly Mayer, Brown & Platt) representing many Fortune 500 companies and major financial institutions.

Lisa holds a B.A. (class salutatorian, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) from Princeton University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.



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