Gregory A. Buxton
Greg’s practice spans mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital investments, joint ventures, corporate restructurings, and a variety of other general corporate transactions. His clients range from startup enterprises to US and European listed multinational corporations. Greg’s clients operate in a wide variety of industries including biotechnology, ecommerce, electronic devices, food and beverage, health and wellness, and pharmaceuticals.
Greg currently focuses primarily on mergers and acquisitions, equity investments, and joint ventures in East Asia. Greg has helped multinational clients, including leading names in the pharmaceuticals and hi-tech industries, purchase companies and assets throughout the region. He has also structured and executed equity investments for both local and foreign clients, assisting these clients with all stages of the investment process from initial corporate structuring and tax planning through to deal negotiation, documentation, and closing.
While not his primary focus, Greg has experience in commercial lending arrangements, including the purchase and sale of non-performing secured loan portfolios. He has also advised clients on laws and regulations relevant to emerging technologies, including fintech, virtual currencies, and token offerings.
Greg started his legal career in New York with Brown & Wood assisting global investment banks execute public and private offerings of debt and equity securities in the United States and abroad. During his time in New York, Greg participated in the structuring and offering of retail derivative products for Merrill Lynch. Greg has also worked in Hong Kong with Sidley Austin.
In addition to his legal accomplishments, Greg has significant international business experience. Greg began his professional career as a management consultant in Taiwan. He also co-founded and managed Asiad, a boutique investment company focused on online technology startups in Asia. Greg is a member of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association, the American Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan, and the Harvard Club of Taiwan. He maintains a board seat at Asiad.
Greg is a member of the New York Bar. He has a B.A. from Harvard College and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and speaks English and Mandarin Chinese. Greg is also registered as an Attorney of Foreign Legal Affairs with Taiwan’s Ministry of Justice.