Adriana Zhan

Associate, New York

Biography

Overview

Adriana is an associate in the Firm's Tax Practice Group. Adriana's practice focuses on cross-border and domestic taxation, including advising clients on tax aspects of global and domestic mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, as well as investments in, and operation of, investment funds and joint ventures.

Adriana also advises clients on US tax issues relating to partnerships, FIRPTA, and sovereign and sovereign-related investors.

Bars and Courts
New York State Bar
Education
JD
Fordham Law School
BS
Accounting
Case Western Reserve University
Languages
English

Experience

Recent representations include the representation of:

  • Soaring Eagle Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: SRNG), a SPAC, in its US$15 billion business combination with Ginkgo Bioworks, Inc., a synthetic biology company, which uses technology to program cells for a potentially wide variety of uses, including fragrances and sweeteners, as well as mRNA vaccines and animal-free proteins.
  • SES Holdings Pte. Ltd., a developer and manufacturer of high-performance hybrid lithium-metal rechargeable batteries for electric vehicles, in its US$3.6 billion business combination with Ivanhoe Capital Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: IVAN), a SPAC focused on electrification of society and industry.
  • Ascendant Digital Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: ACND), a SPAC, in its US$3 billion business combination with Beacon Street Group, LLC, a leading multi-brand digital subscription service platform that provides premium financial research, software, education and tools for self-directed investors.
  • FG New America Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: FGNA), a SPAC, in its US$800 million business combination with Opportunity Financial, LLC, a leading financial technology platform that focuses on helping middle income, credit-challenged consumers build a better financial path through affordable personal loans.
  • Flying Eagle Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: FEAC), a SPAC, in its US$4.3 billion business combination with Skillz Inc., a mobile-gaming company based in California.
  • Mill Rock Packaging Partners LLC and its affiliates in its acquisition of All Packaging Company, a cartons manufacturing company.
  • Sole Source Capital LLC, an industrial-focused private equity firm, and its portfolio company, Peak-Ryzex, a value-added reseller of barcoding and data collection solutions across North America, in its acquisition of Inovity, Inc., a value-added reseller of AIDC labels, media and hardware for healthcare, manufacturing and industrial end-markets.
  • I Squared Capital Advisors (US) LLC in its acquisition of Star Leasing, a leading trailer lessor in the United States.
  • Azelis Americas, LLC, a specialty chemicals and food ingredients distributor in North America, in its acquisition of Vigon International, Inc., a leading US specialty distributor and manufacturer of ingredients for the flavors, fragrances and cosmetics market segments.