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 greenfield projects.
In last few years, Shusheng has assisted Chinese companies to invest over $3.5 billion dollars in the United States. He currently represents more than 150 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).
Advised Chinese automotive OEMs on FMVSS, DOT certificate, EPCA, CAFE, NHTSA, product recall and product liability litigation, state franchise laws, automotive dealer matters, as well as vehicle financing, etc.
Assisted two top Chinese automotive OEMs to set up its research and development centers in the states of Michigan and California.
Assisted several Chinese automotive suppliers to set up engineering centers in Michigan.
Represented Chinese automotive OEMs to dismiss the lawsuits filed in the U.S. federal court, Michigan and California state courts.
Represented a Chinese Central Government-owned enterprise in the U.S. federal district court and circuit court.
Represented a Chinese private company to win an arbitration proceeding conducted in New York.
Represented a Chinese private company to win an arbitration proceeding in Singapore.
Represented Fuyao Glass on establishing automotive glass facility in Moraine City, Ohio for which Fuyao Glass will invest over $500 million and create up to 3,000 jobs.
Represented Yanfeng USA on establishing its manufacturing facilities in Detroit, Mich., and Kansas City, Mo, which have created over 1,000 jobs.
Represented Yapp Automotive Parts Co. Ltd. to set up its manufacturing facility in Romulus, Michigan which could hire up to 300 employees.
Represented Jiangnan Mould and Plastic Technology to build a manufacturing facility in the State of South Carolina which could create up to 200 jobs.
Represented Fuyao Glass in establishing a manufacturing base in Plymouth, Michigan which will hire up to 1,000 employees.
Represented CW Bearing in establishing manufacturing plant in the State of Michigan which could create 100 jobs.
Assisted four Chinese companies in establishing their manufacturing facilities in Mexico.
Represented Beijing-based Pacific Century Motors, Inc., on its acquisition of Nexteer Automotive (with business operations in fourteen 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.
Represented AVIC Automotive Systems Holding on acquisition of Henniges Automotive, an automotive sealing manufacturer with business operations in eight countries.
Represented Shanghai Shenda Co., Ltd to acquire shares of NYX, Inc., a Michigan-based automotive interior manufacturer.
Represented Zhejiang Wanfeng Technology Development Co., Ltd. in acquiring the U.S. automation manufacturer Paslin Company.
Named to "Leaders in the Law - Class of 2016" by Michigan Lawyers Weekly, March 2016
Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law 2013-present
DBusiness Magazine, Top Lawyers, International Trade and Finance 2011, Corporate Law 2015-2016
Ford Foundation, Ford Foundation Scholarship
Shandong University, China, selected as one of ten Outstanding Overseas Alumni, 2008
State Bar of Michigan
American Bar Association
Michigan-China Innovation Center, Advisory Board
Detroit Chinese Business Association, Advisory Council
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.