EP19: How China's First Internet Companies Went IPO in the US

with Xiaohu Ma

· China Business Dialogue

The Variable Interest Entity. It’s the key to how all Chinese internet companies have been structured to go IPO outside of China for the last 20 years.

We’ll get into the notorious Alipay – Softbank – Yahoo story and others where the VIE was center stage in that drama. With Ma Xiaohu, one of the leading early technology lawyers in China who along with a few others had to come up with all these wonderful structures 20 years ago to enable that first batch of Chinese internet IPOs to happen…

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