Washington University School of Law, J.D., 1997
People's University of China, Beijing, PRC, LL.M.
Shandong University, Jinan, PRC, LL.B.
U.S. District Court
- Eastern District of Michigan
U.S. Tax Court
Shusheng Wang is the firm's Co-Director for Global Business and a member of the firm's China practice.
His expertise involves international business transactions, mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, corporate governance, tax planning and litigation. He also has extensive experience in joint ventures, technology transfers, off-shore structures, as well as products and services outsourcing.
He currently represents more than 80 Chinese enterprises conducting business in the United States and is assisting multiple U.S. firms in expanding their business in China. These companies include automotive, pharmaceutical, life science, battery manufacturing, real estate and other industries.
Shusheng was a member of the General Motors Corporation legal staff for ten years. While at GM, he was primarily responsible for legal matters related to joint ventures in China, including Shanghai GM, Jinbei GM, Guangxi Wuling GM and Shandong Dongyue SGM. He was also responsible for GM's global transfer pricing strategies and implementation and advised on the U.S. taxation of international operations, foreign tax credit issues, global repatriation planning, as well as IRS audits.
He is a former visiting scholar at Duke University (1991-1993), an assistant research fellow of the Chinese Academy of Social Science (1988-1991) and an assistant professor at the People's University of China (1986-1988).
Represented Beijing-based Pacific Century Motors, Inc., on its acquisition of Nexteer Automotive (with business operations in 14 countries) from General Motors.
Represented Broad-Ocean Motor and Ophoenix Capital Management on the acquisition of Prestolite Electric LLC.
Represented Rongshi International Holding Company (a subsidiary of SDIC) on the acquisition of ABC Group Fuel Systems, Inc.
Represented Fuyao Glass on the acquisition of Mt. Zion, Ill., manufacturing operation from PPG Industries.
Assisted a Chinese company in the acquisition of automotive production lines in the U.S., Canada and U.K.
Represented Fuyao Glass on establishing automotive glass facility in Moraine City, Ohio for which Fuyao Glass will invest over $200 million and create over 800 jobs.
Represented Yanfeng USA on establishing its manufacturing facilities in Detroit, Mich., and Kansas City, Mo.
Represented a Chinese automotive OEM to dismiss the lawsuit filed in the U.S. court.
Represented a Chinese private company to win an arbitration proceeding conducted in New York.
Assisted one of the top Chinese automotive OEMs to set up its research and development center in Michigan.
Advised the U.S. clients on corporate structures in China including WFOE, FICE, EJV, CJV and representative offices.
Advised the U.S. companies on corporate, tax, labor, import/export, foreign currency and intellectual property issues in China.
Represented a Chinese company in a patent infringement lawsuit in the U.S. court.
Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law 2013-present
Ford Foundation, Ford Foundation Scholarship
Washington University, Washington University Scholarship
University of Utah, FHP Research Fellowship
Shandong University, China, selected as one of ten Outstanding Overseas Alumni, 2008
State Bar of Michigan
American Bar Association
Detroit Chinese Business Association, Advisory Council
Civic, Cultural & Social Activities
Detroit Chinese Business Association, Board Member
Spoke at various business and professional conferences in the U.S., China and Mexico, 2006-2014
Conducted seminars on U.S. business law and taxation for delegations from the State Administration of Taxation of PRC, Shanghai Tax Bureau, Shenyang Customs, Shandong Automotive Industry Association and Chongqing City Government, 1998-2006
Performed translations for meetings between IRS officials and Chinese tax authorities, 2003-2005
Lectured on American political and legal system for senior Chinese officials of the Central Government of PRC, 1991
Organized international conference "The United States and Asia Pacific Region in the Twentieth Century," Beijing, 1991
Authored and co-authored five books and over thirty articles in Chinese and English.