Our Partners

In addition to the network of professionals that make up our own team, Thornhill Capital has strategic partnerships and relationships with other elite organizations:

Law Firms

K&L / Gates was chosen as a relationship partner because of their global legal expertise with 1,800 lawyers who practice in 33 offices located on three continents. They are highly experienced in cross-border M&A, securities and financing transactions, as well as corporate counseling in general. The firm has two offices in China and one in Hong Kong with an expertise and a great deal of knowledge of China and the complexities for doing business in that environment.
AllBright Law Offices was chosen as a Chinese relationship law partner because of their extensive expertise and knowledge of Chinese law. They are one of the largest private partnership law firms in China with more than 200 attorneys. AllBright has played critical roles in advising and drafting many legislative bills in China. Legislative areas include: Equity and Contractual Joint Venture Law, Holding Company Law, Anti-Dumping Law, Foreign Trade Law, Intellectual Property Law, Foreign Economic Contract Law, Customs and Tariffs Law, Tax Regulations and several international treaties concerning transnational investment, trade and economic cooperation.
SEC LAW FIRM represents growth companies around the globe and the regulated professionals who serve them. The firm's practice focuses on public and private securities offerings, going public transactions, SEC reporting, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, and SRO compliance for accounting firms, investment bankers, underwriters and other service providers. The firm is actively involved in alternative public offering strategies, including reverse mergers for domestic and Chinese companies in the United States, and working with private companies going public or dual listing on the AIM in the U.K., the TSX in Canada and the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. As an all-senior attorney boutique law firm, it delivers national quality professional services with highly personalized attention in a cost-effective manner.
ACC Law Group is a client centric business law firm that provides high quality, on demand legal services to companies without in-house counsel and in special situations such as M&A, restructuring, distressed, class action litigation and regulatory investigation. They are accomplished former big law firm lawyers with proven track records in successfully handling difficult matters in a cost efficient manner. They bill transactional matters on a fixed cost or monthly retainer basis and litigation matters on discounted hourly rate. They have a network of affiliated lawyers in the U.S., Asia, Europe, and BVI.
Representative matters include:
  • M&A counsel to a semiconductor company
  • General Counsel to two $1B plus transpacific joint venture tech companies
  • External General Counsel to several tech and startups companies
  • Special General Counsel in restructuring of $900M market cap Nasdaq company
  • Special General Counsel of a Nasdaq listed company in the defense of class action securities litigation and SEC investigation
  • Shareholders Counsel in Board Directors election proxy fight of a Nasdaq listed company
  • Defense counsel of a former CFO of a Nasdaq listed company in connection with a SEC accounting fraud investigation
  • Defense counsel of a $20M fraud and breach of employment lawsuit in connection with a cross-border reverse merger
  • Defense counsel of an ITC anti dumping matter
  • Defense counsel of a trademark infringement matter
China is a significant part of EG&S's international practice. The Firm's China Practice Group represents U.S. companies with operations and activities in China, as well as Chinese enterprises that are listed or do business in the U.S. Our China Practice has experience in a wide range of China-related matters, and we assist these businesses with strategic growth options, such as private equity financing, mergers and acquisitions (including with U.S. based companies), and public offerings. We often have attorneys in China and have frequent and regular involvement in China-related transactions, including Reverse Merger, Private Placements, PIPEs, SPACs, IPOs, Going Private Transactions and Up Listings . We also have extensive connections to the investment banks, hedge funds, private equity, and venture capital that are actively engaged in transactions related to China. Our team of 5 Chinese attorneys is fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese, Shanghai dialects and English, and we are able to prepare documentation in Chinese and liaise with local PRC counsels to address related issues and concerns. Unlike most American firms, the majority of our work in China is done on a flat fee basis. Please visit our website at www.egsllp.com or contact the leader of our China practice, Barry Grossman (bigrossman@egsllp.com).
Blank Rome provides experienced legal representation for Asia-based clients doing business in the United States, and for domestic clients doing business in Asian countries. Attorneys in their Asia Practice Group are fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin and Shanghainese and have extensive knowledge of the cultural and legal systems that affect business and investment in Asia, with a special focus in the Chinese market. They understand the unique needs of Asia-based clients. They have extensive experience in advising Asia-based businesses in capital formation transactions and listings on the United States exchanges. They also represent Asia-based clients in resolving disputes with U.S.-based business partners, including in U.S. federal and state courts.
TroyGould is a Los Angeles law firm representing start-up to middle-market companies and the investors, venture capital firms and investment banks that fund them. Having represented numerous companies based in China in connection with public offerings, reverse mergers, capital formation, and other corporate transactions, TroyGould has distinguished itself as the only California firm with active memberships in the Pannone Law Group (PLG) and Legal Network International Oasis (LNI Oasis). The firm has represented U.S.-based financial advisors and investment bankers in the financing of Chinese companies (including acting as underwriter's counsel) and provided guidance to Chinese companies in applying for listing on U.S. stock exchanges
Holland & Knight was chosen as a relationship partner because of their global legal expertise with more than 1,100 attorneys in the US and abroad. They have a strong relationship with the Chinese government, through which they help their clients understand the complex and constantly evolving Chinese laws and regulations governing financial, corporate, investment and commercial transactions. Their China Team routinely handles clients' complex project approval processes, negotiations, advocacy programs, regulatory issues, and international commercial transactions involving the Chinese government and other parties.
Sichenzia Ross Friedman Ference LLP provides experienced, professional representation in all matters involving the securities industry, as well as in all general corporate and litigation matters. The areas of expertise include corporate and commercial transactions, securities litigation, and arbitration, administrative practice before regulatory agencies, mergers and acquisitions and broker-dealer regulation. In addition, they provide guidance to Boards of Directors and corporate managers who now operate in an increasingly complex and changing landscape of securities rules, litigation risks and investor scrutiny. Their practice includes the representation of clients located in the United States and throughout the World, including Argentina, Austria, Australia, Canada, China, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
WeirFoulds L.L.P. was chosen as a Canadian relationship law firm because they provide comprehensive corporate and commercial legal services - from major institutions and public companies requiring sophisticated legal services, to entrepreneurs who wish to start a new business. They thrive on difficult, unique transactions that are critical to their clients' business objectives, and have traditionally become trusted long-term advisors to the company.

Accounting Firms

Weinberg & Company is a leading, international, full service, multi-office CPA firm serving clients throughout the United States and the Pacific Rim. Their major practice groups include: Assurance & Audit, Tax & Accounting, Private Client Services, Business Management, and Consulting. They have a depth of knowledge and experience to meet the needs of both public and privately held companies. They also serve high net worth individuals, entrepreneurs and family offices and can provide customized business management services. Since their founding over two decades ago, they have grown through referrals from long-term clients and trusted advisors who rely on them for the highest level of technical expertise. Their clients enjoy a personal responsiveness from our partners, while benefitting from a reasonable fee structure.
Shandong Haoxin Certified Public Accountants Co., Ltd specializes in providing accounting and finance and audit services for domestic companies and foreign institutions in accordance with GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) and IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards). The company currently provides these services for clients in the US, UK, Canada, Malaysia, Australia, Netherlands, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan.
Marcum Bernstein & Pinchuk, an independent public accounting firm founded in 1983, is an international group of professionals providing audit and assurance, tax and transaction advisory services. With offices in Beijing, Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Hangzhou, they have the cultural understanding, knowledge, and support needed to efficiently serve and advise their clients. They are an outstanding firm committed to offering the highest level of expertise and value. They are registered with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) with an international reach, whose focus on SEC issues is a significant portion of their practice. As such, they represent a cost-effective alternative to the major national accounting firms, with the experience and expertise required in an external auditor.
Schwartz Levitsky Feldman LLP was chosen as a strategic partner for auditing services due to their Global accounting expertise and extensive auditing experience in China

Technology

Silver Bay Technologies provides software products to retailers, logistics providers, governments and insurance companies that help them manage their shipping and document processes. They also design and develop custom applications for a full range of Apple iOS, Android and Microsoft mobile devices, as well as high transaction web service platforms. Lastly, they are also experienced technical and management consultants who are our preferred strategic partners for technical due diligence and remediation of technical operations, IT infrastructure and security issues, and for the analysis and implementation Intellectual Property portfolios and strategies.

Finance and Exchanges

Sycamore Capital advises small to mid-sized public companies throughout North America, as well as international markets such as Germany, Hong Kong and Australia. They provide Straight Equity Financing/Block Purchases; Debt Financing; 3A-10 Exemption Financing (Debt-to-Equity Conversion Financing); Short-Term Cash / Convertible Notes; Asset-Based Financing; Revenue-Based Financing; Lines of Credit; Stock Lending; and Payables Financing.
DS Capital Partners, S.A. de C.V. (“DSCP”), is a financial services firm based in the city of Monterrey, Mexico. It was established in October of 2001 as a result of a partnership between José Sada and his team (formerly with Protego) and Dominick & Dominick, an international financial services firm based in New York, established since 1870. The role of DSCP is based on matching the interests of the parties in order to achieve client's goals and the success of the transaction. DSCP's platform provides financial services such as mergers and acquisitions, private placement, structured debt financing, valuations and fairness opinions, and wealth management.
Cambria Capital, LLC is a full service securities brokerage, registered investment advisor and investment banking firm. Cambria's securities brokerage firm is registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and is a member of The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC).
Corinthian Partners is a 14 year old New York based Investment Bank and Asset Management Firm. Corinthian's business units are corporate finance, wealth management and capital raising for hedge funds. Their sectors of expertise include: renewable energy, digital media, and a range of foreign infrastructure and consumer goods companies seeking to trade on US markets. Recently, Corinthian financed and sold two of the largest wind farms in Ontario, Canada. The Firm advises family offices, institutions and wealthy individuals across multiple asset classes. Corinthian Partners is a member of The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).
Capital First Partners provides integrated corporate advisory services with a focus on Private Equity/ Venture Capital Placement, M&A Transaction Services, Pre-IPO Advisory and Corporate Strategy Consultancy to the high-performance private enterprises in China. From raising or restructuring capital, to buying or selling a business, to making strategic and policy decisions based on value, Capital First Partners will see issues from the client's perspective, advocate for the client's position, employ creativity and skill to devise and execute an optimal solution. Their primary key measure of success is the achievement of the client's goals.
The TSX Venture Exchange was chosen as a relationship partner because of significant advantages it offers some companies in entering the public markets. Particularly as it applies to Chinese companies, these advantages include access to capital and strong trading liquidity; two markets nurturing emerging companies through to global leaders; a strong equity culture - 49% of Canadians hold equities; lower overall cost of professional services and regulatory compliance than U.S. or U.K; Canadian regulatory commissions and exchanges are: Customer-focused and Principles rather than rules based; with an analyst coverage and potential index inclusion at earlier stage; and a "Multi-jurisdictional Disclosure System" (MJDS) which may allow access to U.S. capital markets using Canadian documents.

Investor Relations

MZ-HCI provides innovative, customized investor relations services to domestic and multinational companies through a unique, fully-integrated "one-stop-shop" business model. By delivering a comprehensive suite of products and services through one point of contact, MZ-HCI offers services to all relevant markets at a compelling value. With offices in New York, Chicago, San Diego, São Paulo, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Taipei, the firm currently has over 300 professionals serving more than 530 clients located throughout 10 countries.
PR Newswire Asia was chosen as a strategic partner due to their ability to assist our clients with delivering their text, image and multimedia press releases to the media, individual and institutional investors and the general public worldwide with clipping, monitoring, media intelligence, disclosure and investor communication services.

Service Firms

Cascade Asia Advisors is a boutique advisory firm focused on Southeast Asia. They exist to help level the playing field for foreign multinationals operating in challenging and opaque markets in the region. They take a research-based approach to executing due diligence and business intelligence in Southeast Asia. Combined with their suite of proprietary market intelligence and risk management services, they help clients modify their business planning with localized relevance and transform uncertain environments into navigable terrain.