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As Filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on October 15, 2019

Registration No. 333-                 

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 


 

FORM S-8

 

REGISTRATION STATEMENT

UNDER

THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933

 


 

NETEASE, INC.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

 


 

Cayman Islands

 

Not Applicable

(State or Other Jurisdiction of
Incorporation or Organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)

 

 

 

Building No. 7, West Zone
Zhongguancun Software Park
(Phase II) No.10 Xibeiwang East
Road, Haidian District, Beijing
100193, People’s Republic of China

 

100193

(Address of Principal Executive
Offices)

 

(Zip Code)

 

NetEase, Inc. 2019 Restricted Share Unit Plan

(Full Title of the Plan)

 

Puglisi & Associates

850 Library Avenue, Suite 204

Newark, Delaware 19711

(Name and Address of Agent for Service)

 

(302) 738-6680

(Telephone Number, Including Area Code, of Agent for Service)

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company.  See definition of “large accelerated filer”, “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

Large accelerated filer  x.

 

Accelerated filer  o.

Non-accelerated filer  o.

 

Smaller reporting company  o.

 


 

Copies to:

 

Paul W. Boltz, Jr., Esq.

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

32/F Gloucester Tower, The Landmark

15 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong

(852) 2214 3723

 


 

CALCULATION OF REGISTRATION FEE

 

 

Title of securities
to be registered

 

Amount to be
registered 
(1)

 

Proposed maximum
offering price
per share

 

Proposed maximum
aggregate offering
price

 

Amount of
registration
fee

Ordinary Shares, par value US$0.0001 per share(2)

 

322,458,300(3)

 

US$10.2428(4)

 

US$3,302,875,875.24(4)

 

US$428,713.29(4)

(1)                                 Pursuant to Rule 416(a) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), this Registration Statement includes an indeterminate number of additional ordinary shares, par value US$0.0001 per share (the “Ordinary Shares”) of NetEase, Inc. (the “Registrant”), which may be offered and issued under the Registrant’s 2019 Restricted Share Unit Plan (the “2019 Plan”) to prevent dilution from stock splits, stock dividends or similar transactions as provided in the 2019 Plan.

(2)                                 The Ordinary Shares may be represented by the Registrant’s American Depositary Shares (“ADSs”), each of which represents 25 Ordinary Shares. ADSs issuable upon deposit of the securities registered hereby have been registered under separate registration statements on Form F-6 (Registration Nos. 333-11738 and 333-115868).

(3)                                 These Ordinary Shares are to be offered under the 2019 Plan.

(4)                                 Estimated solely for the purpose of calculating the registration fee.  Pursuant to Rule 457(c) and (h) under the Securities Act, the proposed maximum aggregate offering price is calculated as the product of 322,458,300 Ordinary Shares issuable under the 2019 Plan multiplied by the average of the high and low prices for the Registrant’s ADSs, as quoted on the NASDAQ Global Select Market on October 9, 2019, or US$256.07, divided by 25, the then current Ordinary Share-to-ADS ratio.

 

 

 


 

PART I

 

INFORMATION REQUIRED IN THE SECTION 10(a) PROSPECTUS

 

ITEM 1.        PLAN INFORMATION.*

 

ITEM 2.        REGISTRANT INFORMATION AND EMPLOYEE PLAN ANNUAL INFORMATION.*

 


*      The information required by Item 1 and Item 2 of Part I of Form S-8 is omitted from this filing in accordance with Rule 428 under the Securities Act and the introductory note to Part I of Form S-8.  The documents containing the information specified in this Part I will be delivered to the participants in the 2019 Plan covered by this Registration Statement as required by Rule 428(b)(1) under the Securities Act.

 

PART II

 

INFORMATION REQUIRED IN THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT

 

ITEM 3.        INCORPORATION OF DOCUMENTS BY REFERENCE.

 

The following documents filed by the Registrant with Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) are incorporated as of their respective dates in this Registration Statement by reference:

 

(a)                     The Registrant’s latest Annual Report on Form 20-F filed with the Commission on April 26, 2019 for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018;

 

(b)                     All other reports filed by the Registrant pursuant to Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”) since December 31, 2018; and

 

(c)                      The description of the Registrant’s Ordinary Shares which is contained in its Registration Statement on Form 8-A filed with the Commission under the Exchange Act on March 27, 2000, including any amendment or report subsequently filed for the purpose of updating such description.

 

All documents subsequently filed by the Registrant with the Commission pursuant to Section 13(a), 13(c), 14 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act, after the date of this Registration Statement and prior to the filing of a post-effective amendment to this Registration Statement which indicates that all securities offered have been sold or which deregisters all securities then remaining unsold, shall be deemed to be incorporated by reference into this Registration Statement and to be a part hereof from the date of filing of such documents; provided, however, that documents or information deemed to have been furnished and not filed in accordance with Commission rules shall not be deemed incorporated by reference into this Registration Statement.  Any statement contained in a document incorporated or deemed to be incorporated by reference herein shall be deemed to be modified or superseded for purposes of this Registration Statement to the extent that a statement contained herein or in any subsequently filed document which also is or is deemed to be incorporated by reference herein modifies or supersedes such statement.  Any such statement so modified or superseded shall not be deemed, except as so modified or superseded, to constitute a part of this Registration Statement.

 

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ITEM 4.        DESCRIPTION OF SECURITIES.

 

Not applicable.

 

ITEM 5.        INTERESTS OF NAMED EXPERTS AND COUNSEL.

 

Not applicable.

 

ITEM 6.        INDEMNIFICATION OF DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS.

 

Cayman Islands law does not limit the extent to which a company’s articles of association may provide for indemnification of officers and directors, except to the extent any such provision may be held by the Cayman Islands courts to be contrary to public policy, such as to provide indemnification against civil fraud or the consequences of committing a crime.

 

Article 125 of the Registrant’s articles of association provide that the Registrant may indemnify its directors, officers and trustee acting in relation to any of its affairs against actions, proceedings, costs, charges, losses, damages and expenses incurred by reason of any act done or omitted in the execution of their duty in their capacities as such, except if they acted in a willfully negligent manner or defaulted in any action against them.

 

All of the Registrant’s current directors and officers have entered into indemnification agreements in which the Registrant agrees to indemnify, to the fullest extent allowed by Cayman Islands law, the Registrant’s charter documents or other applicable law, those directors and officers from any liability or expenses, unless the liability or expense arises from the director’s or the officer’s own willful negligence or willful default.  The indemnification agreements also specify the procedures to be followed with respect to indemnification.

 

The Registrant has obtained a policy of directors’ and officers’ liability insurance that insures the Registrant’s directors and officers against the cost of defense, settlement or payment of a judgment under certain circumstances.

 

ITEM 7.        EXEMPTION FROM REGISTRATION CLAIMED.

 

Not applicable.

 

ITEM 8.        EXHIBITS.

 

4.1                   Amended and Restated Memorandum of Association of the Registrant (Incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to Amendment No. 1 to the Registrant’s Registration Statement on Form F-1 (File No. 333-11724) filed with the Commission on May 15, 2000).

 

4.2                   Amended and Restated Articles of Association of the Registrant (Incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 3.2 to Amendment No. 1 to the Registrant’s Registration Statement on Form F-1 (File No. 333-11724) filed with the Commission on May 15, 2000).

 

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4.3                   Amendment to Amended and Restated Articles of Association of the Registrant dated as of June 6, 2003 (Incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 1.3 to the Registrant’s Annual Report on Form 20-F (File No. 000-30666) for the year ended December 31, 2002 filed with the Commission on June 27, 2003).

 

4.4                   Specimen American Depositary Receipt of the Registrant (Incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 4.1 to Amendment No. 1 to the Registrant’s Registration Statement on Form F-1 (File No. 333-11724) filed with the Commission on May 15, 2000).

 

4.5                   Specimen Stock Certificate of the Registrant (Incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 4.2 to Amendment No. 1 to the Registrant’s Registration Statement on Form F-1 (File No. 333-11724) filed with the Commission on May 15, 2000).

 

4.6                   Form of Deposit Agreement among the Registrant, The Bank of New York and holders of the American Depositary Receipts (Incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 1 to the Registrant’s Registration Statement on Form F-6EF (File No. 333-115868) filed with the Commission on May 26, 2004).

 

4.7*            The Registrant’s 2019 Restricted Share Unit Plan.

 

5.1*            Opinion of Maples and Calder (Hong Kong) LLP, Cayman Islands counsel to the Registrant, regarding the legality of the ordinary shares being registered.

 

23.1*     Consent of PricewaterhouseCoopers Zhong Tian CPAs Limited Company, Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm.

 

23.2 * Consent of Maples and Calder (contained in Exhibit 5.1).

 

24.1*     Power of Attorney (included as part of the signature page of this Registration Statement).

 


* Filed herewith.

 

ITEM 9.        UNDERTAKINGS.

 

(a)                     The undersigned Registrant hereby undertakes:

 

(1)                     To file, during any period in which offers or sales are being made, a post-effective amendment to this Registration Statement:

 

(i)                                     to include any prospectus required by Section 10(a)(3) of the Securities Act;

 

(ii)                                  to reflect in the prospectus any facts or events arising after the effective date of this Registration Statement (or the most recent post-effective amendment thereof) which, individually or in the aggregate, represent a fundamental change in the information set forth in this Registration Statement; and

 

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(iii)                               to include any material information with respect to the plan of distribution not previously disclosed in this Registration Statement or any material change to that information in the Registration Statement;

 

provided, however, that paragraphs (a)(1)(i) and (a)(1)(ii) above do not apply if the registration statement is on Form S-3, Form S-8 or Form F-3, and the information required to be included in a post-effective amendment by those paragraphs is contained in reports filed with or furnished to the Commission by the Registrant pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act that are incorporated by reference in this Registration Statement;

 

(2)                     That, for the purpose of determining any liability under the Securities Act, each such post-effective amendment shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof; and

 

(3)                     To remove from registration by means of a post-effective amendment any of the securities being registered which remain unsold at the termination of the offering.

 

(b)                     The undersigned Registrant hereby undertakes that, for purposes of determining any liability under the Securities Act, each filing of the Registrant’s annual report pursuant to Section 13(a) or Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act that is incorporated by reference in this Registration Statement shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.

 

(c)                      Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act may be permitted to directors, officers and controlling persons of the Registrant pursuant to the foregoing provisions, or otherwise, the Registrant has been advised that in the opinion of the Commission such indemnification is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act, and is, therefore, unenforceable.  In the event that a claim for indemnification against such liabilities (other than the payment by the Registrant of expenses incurred or paid by a director, officer or controlling person of the Registrant in the successful defense of any action, suit or proceeding) is asserted by such director, officer or controlling person in connection with the securities being registered, the Registrant will, unless in the opinion of its counsel the matter has been settled by controlling precedent, submit to a court of appropriate jurisdiction the question whether such indemnification by it is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and will be governed by the final adjudication of such issue.

 

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EXHIBIT INDEX

 

EXHIBIT
NUMBER

 

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

4.1

 

Amended and Restated Memorandum of Association of the Registrant (Incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to Amendment No. 1 to the Registrant’s Registration Statement on Form F-1 (File No. 333-11724) filed with the Commission on May 15, 2000).

 

 

 

4.2

 

Amended and Restated Articles of Association of the Registrant (Incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 3.2 to Amendment No. 1 to the Registrant’s Registration Statement on Form F-1 (File No. 333-11724) filed with the Commission on May 15, 2000).

 

 

 

4.3

 

Amendment to Amended and Restated Articles of Association of the Registrant dated as of June 6, 2003 (Incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 1.3 to the Registrant’s Annual Report on Form 20-F (File No. 000-30666) for the year ended December 31, 2002 filed with the Commission on June 27, 2003).

 

 

 

4.4

 

Specimen American Depositary Receipt of the Registrant (Incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 4.1 to Amendment No. 1 to the Registrant’s Registration Statement on Form F-1 (File No. 333-11724) filed with the Commission on May 15, 2000).

 

 

 

4.5

 

Specimen Stock Certificate of the Registrant (Incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 4.2 to Amendment No. 1 to the Registrant’s Registration Statement on Form F-1 (File No. 333-11724) filed with the Commission on May 15, 2000).

 

 

 

4.6

 

Form of Deposit Agreement among the Registrant, The Bank of New York and holders of the American Depositary Receipts (Incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 1 to the Registrant’s Registration Statement on Form F-6EF (File No. 333-115868) filed with the Commission on May 26, 2004).

 

 

 

4.7*

 

The Registrant’s 2019 Restricted Share Unit Plan.

 

 

 

5.1*

 

Opinion of Maples and Calder (Hong Kong) LLP, Cayman Islands counsel to the Registrant, regarding the legality of the ordinary shares being registered.

 

 

 

23.1*

 

Consent of PricewaterhouseCoopers Zhong Tian CPAs Limited Company, Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm.

 

 

 

23.2*

 

Consent of Maples and Calder (contained in Exhibit 5.1).

 

 

 

24.1*

 

Power of Attorney (included as part of the signature page of this Registration Statement).

 


* Filed herewith.  

 

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SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the Registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-8 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in Beijing, China on October 15, 2019.

 

 

NETEASE, INC.

 

 

 

By:

/s/ William Lei Ding

 

 

Name: William Lei Ding

 

 

Title: Chief Executive Officer

 

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POWER OF ATTORNEY

 

KNOW ALL PERSONS BY THESE PRESENTS, that each person whose signature appears below constitutes and appoints, severally and not jointly, Mr. William Lei Ding and Mr. Charles Yang, with full power to act alone, as his or her true and lawful attorney-in-fact, with the power of substitution, for and in such person’s name, place and stead, in any and all capacities, to sign any and all amendments (including post-effective amendments) to this Registration Statement, and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, granting unto each said attorney-in-fact full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite and necessary to be done as fully to all intents and purposes as he or she might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that each said attorney-in-fact may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the dates indicated:

 

Signature

 

Title

 

Date

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ William Lei Ding

 

Chief Executive Officer and Director

 

October 15, 2019

William Lei Ding

 

(principal executive officer)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Charles Yang

 

Chief Financial Officer

 

October 15, 2019

Charles Yang

 

(principal financial and accounting officer)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Alice Cheng

 

Director

 

October 15, 2019

Alice Cheng

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Denny Lee

 

Director

 

October 15, 2019

Denny Lee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Joseph Tong

 

Director

 

October 15, 2019

Joseph Tong

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Lun Feng

 

Director

 

October 15, 2019

Lun Feng

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Michael Leung

 

Director

 

October 15, 2019

Michael Leung

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Michael Tong

 

Director

 

October 15, 2019

Michael Tong

 

 

 

 

 

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SIGNATURE OF AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE IN THE UNITED STATES

 

Pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, the undersigned, the duly authorized representative in the United States of NetEase, Inc. has signed this registration statement or amendment thereto in the city of Newark, State of Delaware, on October 15, 2019.

 

 

PUGLISI & ASSOCIATES

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Donald L. Puglisi

 

 

Name: Donald L. Puglisi

 

 

Title: Managing Director

 

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Exhibit 4.7

 

NETEASE, INC.

 

2019 RESTRICTED SHARE UNIT PLAN

 

1.             Purposes of the Plan. The purposes of this Plan are to attract and retain the best available personnel, to provide additional incentives to Employees, Directors and Consultants and to promote the success of the business of the Company and the Group Members through the awarding of Restricted Share Units.

 

2.             Definitions. The following definitions shall apply as used herein and in the individual Award Agreements except as defined otherwise in an individual Award Agreement. In the event a term is separately defined in an individual Award Agreement, such definition shall supersede the definition contained in this Section 2.

 

(a)           “Administrator” means the Board or any Committee appointed to administer the Plan.

 

(b)           “ADS” means an American Depositary Share of the Company, each of which represents twenty-five (25) Ordinary Shares and as it may be changed from time to time.

 

(c)           “Applicable Laws” means the legal requirements relating to the Plan and the Awards under applicable provisions of U.S. federal securities laws, state corporate and securities laws, the Code, the laws of the Cayman Islands and the People’s Republic of China, the rules of any applicable stock exchange or national market system, and the rules of any non-U.S. jurisdiction applicable to Awards granted to residents therein.

 

(d)           “Award” means the grant of a Restricted Share Unit under the Plan.

 

(e)           “Award Agreement” means the written agreement evidencing the grant of an Award executed by the Company and the Grantee, including any amendments thereto.

 

(f)            “Board” means the Board of Directors of the Company.

 

(g)           “Code” means the U.S. Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.

 

(h)           “Committee” means any committee composed of members of the Board appointed by the Board to administer the Plan.

 

(i)            “Company” means NetEase, Inc., a corporation formed under the laws of the Cayman Islands, or any successor entity that adopts or  assumes the Plan in connection with a Corporate Transaction.

 

(j)            “Consultant” means any person (other than an Employee or a Director, solely with respect to rendering services in such person’s capacity as a Director) who is engaged by a Group Member to render consulting or advisory services to a Group Member.

 


 

(k)           “Continuous Service” means that the provision of services to a Group Member in any capacity of Employee, Director or Consultant is not interrupted or terminated. In jurisdictions requiring notice in advance of an effective termination as an Employee, Director or Consultant, Continuous Service shall be deemed terminated upon the actual cessation of providing services to a Group Member notwithstanding any required notice period that must be fulfilled before a termination as an Employee, Director or Consultant can be effective under Applicable Laws. A Grantee’s Continuous Service shall be deemed to have terminated either upon an actual termination of Continuous Service or upon the entity for which the Grantee provides services ceasing to be a Group Member. Continuous Service shall not be considered interrupted in the case of (i) any approved leave of absence, (ii) transfers among the Company, any Group Member, or any successor, in any capacity of Employee, Director or Consultant, or (iii) any change in status as long as the individual remains in the service of a Group Member in any capacity of Employee, Director or Consultant (except as otherwise provided in the Award Agreement). Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the event of any spin-off of a Group Member, the Administrator may provide that the service as an Employee, Director or Consultant for such Group Member following such spin-off shall be deemed to be Continuous Service for purposes of the Plan and any Award under the Plan. An approved leave of absence shall include sick leave, military leave, or any other authorized personal leave.

 

(l)            “Corporate Transaction” means any of the following transactions to which the Company is a party:

 

(i)            an amalgamation, arrangement, merger, consolidation or scheme of arrangement in which the Company is not the surviving entity, except for a transaction the principal purpose of which is to change the jurisdiction in which the Company is incorporated or which following such transaction the holders of the Company’s voting securities immediately prior to such transaction own more than fifty percent (50%) of the voting securities of the surviving entity;

 

(ii)           the sale, transfer or other disposition of all or substantially all of the assets of the Company (other than to a Subsidiary);

 

(iii)          the completion of a voluntary or insolvent liquidation or dissolution of the Company;

 

(iv)          any takeover, reverse takeover, scheme of arrangement, or series of related transactions culminating in a reverse takeover or scheme of arrangement (including, but not limited to, a tender offer followed by a takeover or reverse takeover) in which the Company survives but (A) the securities of the Company outstanding immediately prior to such transaction are converted or exchanged by virtue of the transaction into other property, whether in the form of securities, cash or otherwise, or (B) the securities possessing more than fifty percent (50%) of the total combined voting power of the Company’s then outstanding securities are transferred to a person or persons different from those who held such securities immediately prior to such transaction culminating in such takeover, reverse takeover or scheme of arrangement, or (C) the Company issues new voting securities in connection with any such transaction such that holders of the Company’s voting securities immediately prior to the transaction no longer hold more than fifty percent (50%) of the voting securities of the Company after the transaction; or

 

(v)           the acquisition in a single or series of related transactions by any person or related group of persons (other than Employees of one or more Group Members or entities established for the benefit of the Employees of one or more Group Members) of (A) control of the Board or the ability to appoint a majority of the members of the Board, or (B) beneficial ownership (within the meaning of Rule 13d-3 under the Exchange Act) of securities possessing more than fifty percent (50%) of the total combined voting power of the Company’s then outstanding securities, but excluding any such transaction or series of related transactions that the Administrator determines shall not be a Corporate Transaction.

 

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(m)          “Director” means a member of the Board or the board of directors of any Group Member.

 

(n)           “Dividend Equivalent Right” means a right entitling the Grantee to compensation measured by dividends paid with respect to Ordinary Shares.

 

(o)           “Employee” means any person, including an Officer or Director, who is in the employment of any Group Member, subject to the control and direction of a Group Member as to both the work to be performed and the manner and method of performance. The payment of a director’s fee by a Group Member shall not be sufficient to constitute “employment” by a Group Member.

 

(p)           “Exchange Act” means the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.

 

(q)           “Fair Market Value” means, as of any date, the value of Shares determined as follows:

 

(i)            If the Shares are listed on one or more established stock exchanges or national market systems, including without limitation The NASDAQ Global Select Market, The NASDAQ Global Market or The NASDAQ Capital Market of The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC, its Fair Market Value shall be the closing sales price for such Shares (or the closing bid, if no sales were reported) as quoted on the principal exchange or system on which the Shares are listed (such principal exchange or system to be determined by the Administrator) on the date of determination (or, if no closing sales price or closing bid was reported on that date, as applicable, on the last trading date such closing sales price or closing bid was reported), as reported on the consolidated transaction reporting system or such other source as the Administrator deems reliable;

 

(ii)           If the Shares are regularly quoted on an automated quotation system (including the OTC Bulletin Board) or by a recognized securities dealer, its Fair Market Value shall be the closing sales price for such Shares as quoted on such system or by such securities dealer on the date of determination, but if selling prices are not reported, the Fair Market Value of a Share shall be the mean between the high bid and low asked prices for the Shares on the date of determination (or, if no such prices were reported on that date, on the last date such prices were reported), as reported on the automated quotation system or such other source as the Administrator deems reliable; or

 

(iii)          In the absence of an established market for the Shares of the type described in (i) and (ii), above, the Fair Market Value thereof shall be determined by the Administrator in good faith.

 

(r)            “Grantee” means an Employee, Director or Consultant who receives an Award under the Plan.

 

(s)            “Group Member” means the Company, any Subsidiary or any Related Entity.

 

(t)            “Officer” means a person who is an officer of the Company or any other Group Member within the meaning of Section 16 of the Exchange Act and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder.

 

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(u)           “Ordinary Share” means an ordinary share, US$0.0001 par value, of the Company.

 

(v)           “Plan” means this 2019 Restricted Share Unit Plan.

 

(w)          “Related Entity” means any corporation or other entity (including any subsidiary thereof) in or of which the Company or a Subsidiary holds a substantial economic interest, or possesses the power to direct or cause the direction of the management policies, directly or indirectly, through the ownership of voting securities, by contract, or other arrangements as trustee, executor or otherwise, but which, for purposes of the Plan, is not a Subsidiary and which the Administrator designates as a Related Entity.   For purposes of the Plan, any corporation or other entity in or of which the Company or a Subsidiary owns, directly or indirectly, securities or interests representing twenty percent (20%) or more of its total combined voting power of all classes of securities or interests shall be deemed a “Related Entity” unless the Administrator determines otherwise.

 

(x)           “Restricted Share Units” means an Award which may be earned in whole or in part upon the passage of time or the attainment of performance criteria established by the Administrator and which may be settled for cash, Shares or other securities or a combination of cash, Shares or other securities as established by the Administrator. Restricted Share Units may or may not be granted with Dividend Equivalent Rights.

 

(y)           “Share” means an Ordinary Share or an ADS.

 

(z)           “Subsidiary” means any corporation or other entity Controlled by the Company. “Control” means, with respect to any such corporation or other entity, the possession, directly or indirectly, of the power to direct or cause the direction of the management policies of such corporation or other entity whether through the ownership of the voting securities of such corporation or other entity or by contract or otherwise.  For purposes of the Plan, any “variable interest entity” that is consolidated into the consolidated financial statements of the Company under applicable accounting principles or standards as may apply to the consolidated financial statements of the Company shall be deemed a Subsidiary.

 

3.             Shares Subject to the Plan.

 

(a)           Subject to the provisions of Section 9 below, the maximum aggregate number of Shares which may be issued pursuant to all Awards is 322,458,300 Shares. The Shares to be issued pursuant to Awards may be authorized, but unissued, or reacquired Shares.

 

(b)           For purposes of calculating the number of Ordinary Shares issued under the Plan (and for purposes of calculating any limit set forth herein), the issuance of an ADS shall be deemed to be equal to a number of Ordinary Shares determined by multiplying (i) the number of ADSs issued by (ii) the ADS Multiplier. For purposes of the previous sentence, “ADS Multiplier” means the number of Ordinary Shares corresponding to one (1) ADS.

 

(c)           For purposes of Section 3(a), Shares covered by an Award shall only be counted as used to the extent they are actually issued and delivered to a Grantee (or such Grantee’s permitted transferees as described in the Plan) pursuant to the Plan. In addition, if Shares are issued subject to conditions which may result in the forfeiture, cancellation or return of such Shares to the Company, any portion of the Shares forfeited, cancelled or returned shall be treated as not issued pursuant to the Plan.  To the extent not prohibited by the listing requirements of The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC (or other established stock exchange or national market system on which the Shares are traded) or Applicable Law, any Shares covered by an Award which are surrendered in satisfaction of tax withholding obligations incident to the purchase of an Award shall be deemed not to have been issued for purposes of determining the maximum number of Shares which may be issued pursuant to all Awards under the Plan, unless otherwise determined by the Administrator.

 

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4.             Administration of the Plan.

 

(a)           Plan Administrator.

 

(i)            Administration with Respect to Directors and Officers. With respect to grants of Awards to Directors or Employees who are also Officers or Directors of the Company, the Plan shall be administered by (A) the Board or (B) a Committee designated by the Board, which Committee shall be constituted in such a manner as to satisfy the Applicable Laws. Once appointed, such Committee shall continue to serve in its designated capacity until otherwise directed by the Board.

 

(ii)           Administration With Respect to Consultants and Other Employees. With respect to grants of Awards to Employees or Consultants who are neither Directors nor Officers of the Company, the Plan shall be administered by (A) the Board or (B) a Committee designated by the Board, which Committee shall be constituted in such a manner as to satisfy the Applicable Laws. Once appointed, such Committee shall continue to serve in its designated capacity until otherwise directed by the Board. The Board may authorize one or more Officers to grant such Awards and may limit such authority as required by Applicable Laws and as the Board determines from time to time.

 

(iii)          Administration Errors. In the event an Award is granted in a manner inconsistent with the provisions of this subsection (a), such Award shall be presumptively valid as of its grant date to the extent permitted by the Applicable Laws.

 

(b)           Powers of the Administrator. Subject to Applicable Laws and the provisions of the Plan (including any other powers given to the Administrator hereunder), and except as otherwise provided by the Board, the Administrator shall have the authority, in its discretion:

 

(i)            to select the Employees, Directors and Consultants to whom Awards may be granted from time to time hereunder;

 

(ii)           to determine whether and to what extent Awards are granted hereunder;

 

(iii)          to determine the number of Shares or the amount of other consideration to be covered by each Award granted hereunder;

 

(iv)          to approve forms of Award Agreements for use under the Plan;

 

(v)           to determine the terms and conditions of any Award granted hereunder;

 

(vi)          to amend the terms of any outstanding Award granted under the Plan, provided that any amendment that would adversely affect the Grantee’s rights under an outstanding Award shall not be made without the Grantee’s written consent;

 

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(vii)         to construe and interpret the terms of the Plan and Awards, including without limitation, any notice of award or Award Agreement, granted pursuant to the Plan;

 

(viii)        to grant Awards to Employees, Directors and Consultants employed in different countries on such terms and conditions different from those specified in the Plan as may, in the judgment of the Administrator, be necessary or desirable to further the purpose of the Plan; and

 

(ix)          to take such other action, not inconsistent with the terms of the Plan, as the Administrator deems appropriate.

 

The express grant in the Plan of any specific power to the Administrator shall not be construed as limiting any power or authority of the Administrator; provided that the Administrator may not exercise any right or power reserved to the Board. Any decision made, or action taken, by the Administrator or in connection with the administration of this Plan shall be final, conclusive and binding on all persons having an interest in the Plan.

 

(c)           Indemnification. In addition to such other rights of indemnification as they may have as members of the Board or as Officers or Employees of the Company or any other Group Member, members of the Board and any Officers or Employees of the Company or any other Group Member to whom authority to act for the Board, the Administrator or the Company is delegated shall be defended and indemnified by the Company to the extent permitted by law on an after-tax basis against all reasonable expenses, including attorneys’ fees, actually and necessarily incurred in connection with the defense of any claim, investigation, action, suit or proceeding, or in connection with any appeal therein, to which they or any of them may be a party by reason of any action taken or failure to act under or in connection with the Plan, or any Award granted hereunder, and against all amounts paid by them in settlement thereof (provided such settlement is approved by the Company) or paid by them in satisfaction of a judgment in any such claim, investigation, action, suit or proceeding, except in relation to matters as to which it shall be adjudged in such claim, investigation, action, suit or proceeding that such person is liable for gross negligence, bad faith or intentional misconduct; provided, however, that within thirty (30) days after the institution of such claim, investigation, action, suit or proceeding, such person shall offer to the Company, in writing, the opportunity at the Company’s expense to defend the same.

 

5.             Eligibility. Awards may be granted to Employees, Directors and Consultants. An Employee, Director or Consultant who has been granted an Award may, if otherwise eligible, be granted additional Awards.

 

6.             Terms and Conditions of Awards.

 

(a)           Types of Awards. The Administrator is authorized under the Plan to award a Restricted Share Unit to an Employee, Director or Consultant that is not inconsistent with the provisions of the Plan.

 

(b)           Conditions of Award. Subject to the terms of the Plan, the Administrator shall determine the provisions, terms, and conditions of each Award including, but not limited to, the Award vesting schedule, forfeiture provisions, form of payment (cash, Shares, or other consideration) upon settlement of the Award, payment contingencies, and satisfaction of any performance criteria. The performance criteria established by the Administrator may be based on any one of, or combination of, the following: (i) increase in share price, (ii) earnings per share, (iii) total shareholder return, (iv) operating margin, (v) gross margin, (vi) return on equity, (vii) return on assets, (viii) return on investment, (ix) operating income, (x) net operating income, (xi) pre-tax profit, (xii) cash flow, (xiii) revenue, (xiv) expenses, (xv) earnings before interest, taxes and depreciation, (xvi) economic value added, (xvii) market share, or (xviii) such other performance criteria determined by the Administrator. The performance criteria may be applicable to the Company, any other Group Member and/or any individual business units of the Company or any other Group Member. Partial achievement of the specified criteria may result in a payment or vesting corresponding to the degree of achievement as specified in the Award Agreement. In addition, the performance criteria shall be calculated in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, but excluding the effect (whether positive or negative) of any change in accounting standards and any extraordinary, unusual or nonrecurring item, as determined by the Administrator, occurring after the establishment of the performance criteria applicable to the Award.

 

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(c)           Acquisitions and Other Transactions. The Administrator may issue Awards under the Plan in settlement, assumption or substitution for, outstanding awards or obligations to grant future awards in connection with any Group Member acquiring another entity, an interest in another entity or an additional interest in a Related Entity whether by merger, stock purchase, asset purchase or other form of transaction (“Substitute Awards”).  Substitute Awards shall not be charged against the limitation provided for in Section 3(a).

 

(d)           Deferral of Award Payment. The Administrator may establish one or more programs under the Plan to permit selected Grantees the opportunity to elect to defer receipt of consideration upon satisfaction of performance criteria or other event that absent the election would entitle the Grantee to payment or receipt of Shares or other consideration under an Award. The Administrator may establish the election procedures, the timing of such elections, the mechanisms for payments of, and accrual of interest or other earnings, if any, on amounts, Shares or other consideration so deferred, and such other terms, conditions, rules and procedures that the Administrator deems advisable for the administration of any such deferral program.

 

(e)           Separate Programs. The Administrator may establish one or more separate programs under the Plan for the purpose of issuing Awards to one or more classes of Grantees on such terms and conditions as determined by the Administrator from time to time.

 

(f)            Deferral. If the vesting or receipt of Shares under an Award is deferred to a later date, any amount (whether denominated in Shares or cash) paid in addition to the original number of Shares subject to such Award will not be treated as an increase in the number of Shares subject to the Award if the additional amount is based either on a reasonable rate of interest or on one or more predetermined actual investments such that the amount payable by the Company at the later date will be based on the actual rate of return of a specific investment (including any decrease as well as any increase in the value of an investment).

 

(g)           Transferability of Awards. Awards shall be transferable (i) by will and by the laws of descent and distribution and (ii) during the lifetime of the Grantee, to the extent and in the manner authorized by the Administrator. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Grantee may designate one or more beneficiaries of the Grantee’s Award in the event of the Grantee’s death on a beneficiary designation form provided by the Administrator.

 

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(i)            Time of Granting Awards. The date of grant of an Award shall for all purposes be the date on which the Administrator makes the determination to grant such Award, or such other later date as is determined by the Administrator.

 

7.             Taxes.  No Shares shall be delivered under the Plan to any Grantee or other person until such Grantee or other person has made arrangements acceptable to the Administrator for the satisfaction of any U.S. or non-U.S., federal, state, provincial, or local income and employment tax withholding obligations, including, without limitation, obligations incident to the receipt of Shares. Upon vesting of an Award, the Company shall withhold or collect from the Grantee an amount sufficient to satisfy such tax obligations, including, but not limited to, by surrender of the whole number of Shares covered by the Award sufficient to satisfy the minimum applicable tax withholding obligations incident to the vesting of an Award (reduced to the lowest whole number of Shares if such number of Shares withheld would result in withholding a fractional Share with any remaining tax withholding settled in cash).

 

8.             Conditions Upon Issuance of Shares. If at any time the Administrator determines that the delivery of Shares pursuant to the vesting or any other provision of an Award is or may be unlawful under Applicable Laws, the vesting or right to otherwise receive Shares pursuant to the terms of an Award shall be suspended until the Administrator determines that such delivery is lawful and shall be further subject to the approval of counsel for the Company with respect to such compliance. The Company shall have no obligation to effect any registration or qualification of the Shares under any Applicable Laws.

 

9.             Adjustments Upon Changes in Capitalization. Subject to any required action by the shareholders of the Company and Section 10 hereof, the number of Shares covered by each outstanding Award, and the number of Shares which have been authorized for issuance under the Plan but as to which no Awards have yet been granted or which have been returned to the Plan, as well as any other terms that the Administrator determines require adjustment shall be proportionately adjusted for (i) any increase or decrease in the number of issued Shares resulting from a share split, reverse share split, share dividend, combination or reclassification of the Shares, or similar transaction affecting the Shares, (ii) any other increase or decrease in the number of issued Shares effected without receipt of consideration by the Company, or (iii) any other transaction with respect to Shares including a corporate merger, consolidation, acquisition of property or shares, separation (including a spin-off or other distribution of shares or property), reorganization, liquidation (whether partial or complete) or any similar transaction; provided, however that conversion of any convertible securities of the Company shall not be deemed to have been “effected without receipt of consideration.” In the event of any distribution of cash or other assets to shareholders other than a normal cash dividend, the Administrator shall also make such adjustments as provided in this Section 9 or substitute, exchange or grant Awards to effect such adjustments (collectively “adjustments”). Any such adjustments to outstanding Awards will be effected in a manner that precludes the enlargement of rights and benefits under such Awards. In connection with the foregoing adjustments, the Administrator may, in its discretion, prohibit the issuance of Shares, cash or other consideration pursuant to Awards during certain periods of time. Except as the Administrator determines, no issuance by the Company of shares of any class, or securities convertible into shares of any class, shall affect, and no adjustment by reason hereof shall be made with respect to, the number or price of Shares subject to an Award.

 

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10.          Corporate Transaction.  Except as may otherwise be provided in any Award Agreement or any other written agreement entered into by and between the Company and a Grantee, if a Corporate Transaction occurs, the Company as determined in the sole discretion of the Administrator and without the consent of the Grantee may take any of the following actions:

 

(a)           accelerate the vesting, in whole or in part, of any Award;

 

(b)           purchase any Award for an amount of cash or Shares equal to the value that could have been attained upon the realization of the Grantee’s rights had such Award been currently fully vested (and, for the avoidance of doubt, if as of such date the Administrator determines in good faith that no amount would have been attained upon the realization of the Grantee’s rights, then such Award may be terminated by the Company without payment); or

 

(c)           provide for the assumption, conversion or replacement of any Award by the successor corporation or a parent or subsidiary of the successor corporation with other rights (including cash) or property selected by the Administrator in its sole discretion or the assumption or substitution of such Award by the successor or surviving corporation, or a parent or subsidiary thereof, with such appropriate adjustments as to the number and kind of Shares as the Administrator deems, in its sole discretion, reasonable, equitable and appropriate.  In the event the successor corporation refuses to assume, convert or replace outstanding Awards, the Awards shall fully vest and the Grantee shall have the right to receive payment as to all of the Shares subject to the Award.

 

11.          Effective Date and Term of Plan. The Plan shall become effective upon the earlier to occur of its adoption by the Board or its approval by the shareholders of the Company. It shall continue in effect for a term of ten (10) years unless sooner terminated. Subject to Applicable Laws, Awards may be granted under the Plan upon its becoming effective.

 

12.          Amendment, Suspension or Termination of the Plan.

 

(a)           The Board may at any time amend, suspend or terminate the Plan; provided, however, that no such amendment shall be made without the approval of the Company’s shareholders to the extent such approval is required by Applicable Laws. In addition, in order to assure the viability of Awards granted to participants employed in various jurisdictions, the Administrator may, in its sole discretion, provide for such special terms as it may consider necessary or appropriate to accommodate differences in local law, tax policy or custom applicable in the jurisdiction in which the participant resides or is employed. Moreover, the Administrator may approve such supplements to, amendments, restatements, or alternative versions of the Plan as it may consider necessary or appropriate for such purposes without thereby affecting the terms of the Plan as in effect for any other purpose. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Committee may not take any actions hereunder, and no Awards shall be granted that would violate any Applicable Laws.

 

(b)           No Award may be granted during any suspension of the Plan or after termination of the Plan.

 

(c)           No suspension or termination of the Plan (including termination of the Plan under Section 10 above) shall adversely affect any rights under Awards already granted to a Grantee.

 

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13.          Reservation of Shares.

 

(a)           The Company, during the term of the Plan, will at all times reserve and keep available such number of Shares as shall be sufficient to satisfy the requirements of the Plan.

 

(b)           The inability of the Company to obtain authority from any regulatory body having jurisdiction, which authority is deemed by the Company’s counsel to be necessary to the lawful issuance and sale of any Shares hereunder, shall relieve the Company of any liability in respect of the failure to issue or sell such Shares as to which such requisite authority shall not have been obtained.

 

14.          No Effect on Terms of Employment/Consulting Relationship. The Plan shall not confer upon any Grantee any right with respect to the Grantee’s Continuous Service, nor shall it interfere in any way with his or her right or the right of a Group member to terminate the Grantee’s Continuous Service at any time, with or without cause, and with or without notice.

 

15.          No Effect on Retirement and Other Benefit Plans. Except as specifically provided in a retirement or other benefit plan of the Company or any other Group Member, Awards shall not be deemed compensation for purposes of computing benefits or contributions under any retirement plan of the Company or any other Group Member, and shall not affect any benefits under any other benefit plan of any kind or any benefit plan subsequently instituted under which the availability or amount of benefits is related to level of compensation. The Plan is not a “Pension Plan” or “Welfare Plan” under the U.S. Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended.

 

16.          Unfunded Obligation. Grantees shall have the status of general unsecured creditors of the Company. Any amounts payable to Grantees pursuant to the Plan shall be unfunded and unsecured obligations for all purposes, including, without limitation, Title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended. Neither the Company nor any other Group Member shall be required to segregate any monies from its general funds, or to create any trusts, or establish any special accounts with respect to such obligations. The Company shall retain at all times beneficial ownership of any investments, including trust investments, which the Company may make to fulfill its payment obligations hereunder. Any investments or the creation or maintenance of any trust or any Grantee account shall not create or constitute a trust or fiduciary relationship between the Administrator, the Company or any other Group Member and a Grantee, or otherwise create any vested or beneficial interest in any Grantee or the Grantee’s creditors in any assets of the Company or any other Group Member. The Grantees shall have no claim against the Company or any other Group Member for any changes in the value of any assets that may be invested or reinvested by a Group Member with respect to the Plan.

 

17.          Construction. Captions and titles contained herein are for convenience only and shall not affect the meaning or interpretation of any provision of the Plan. Except when otherwise indicated by the context, the singular shall include the plural and the plural shall include the singular. Use of the term “or” is not intended to be exclusive, unless the context clearly requires otherwise.

 

18.          Nonexclusivity of the Plan. Neither the adoption of the Plan by the Board, the submission of the Plan to the shareholders of the Company for approval, nor any provision of the Plan will be construed as creating any limitations on the power of the Board to adopt such additional compensation arrangements as it may deem desirable, including, without limitation, the granting of Awards otherwise than under the Plan, and such arrangements may be either generally applicable or applicable only in specific cases.

 

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19.          Code Section 409A Compliance.  To the extent applicable, it is intended that the Plan and any grants hereunder comply with the requirements of Section 409A of the Code.  Any provision that would cause the Plan or any awards granted hereunder to fail to satisfy Section 409A of the Code shall have no force or effect until amended to comply with Section 409A, which amendment may be retroactive to the extent permitted by Section 409A.

 

20.          Successors. Except as otherwise provided, any awards under the Plan shall be binding and inure to the benefit of and be enforceable by the Company and its assigns and successors in interest.

 

21.          Severability.  The provisions of the Plan and any Award Agreement shall be deemed severable. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of the Plan or an Award Agreement in any jurisdiction shall not affect the validity, legality or enforceability of the remainder of the Plan or Award Agreement, as applicable, in such jurisdiction or the validity, legality or enforceability of any provision of the Plan or Award Agreement, as applicable, in any other jurisdiction, it being intended that all rights and obligations of the parties hereunder shall be enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by Applicable Law.

 

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Exhibit 5.1

 

Our ref

RDS/302157-000001/15401583v3

Direct tel

+852 2971 3046

Email

richard.spooner@maples.com

 

NetEase, Inc.

Building No. 7, West Zone

Zhongguancun Software Park (Phase II)

No. 10 Xibeiwang East Road, Haidian District

Beijing 100193 People’s Republic of China

 

15 October 2019

 

Dear Sirs

 

NetEase, Inc. (the “Company”)

 

We have acted as Cayman Islands legal counsel to the Company in connection with a registration statement on Form S-8 to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) on 15 October 2019 (the “Registration Statement”) relating to the registration under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, (the “Securities Act”) of 322,458,300 ordinary shares, par value US$0.0001 per share (the “Shares”), issuable by the Company pursuant to the 2019 Restricted Share Unit Plan (the “2019 Plan”).

 

For the purposes of giving this opinion, we have examined copies of the Registration Statement and the 2019 Plan. We have also reviewed copies of the amended and restated memorandum and articles of association of the Company as adopted on 12 May 2000 and amended on 6 June 2003 (the “Memorandum and Articles”) and the minutes of a meeting of the board of directors of the Company dated 6 August 2019 (together, the “Resolutions”).

 

Based upon, and subject to, the assumptions and qualifications set out below, and having regard to such legal considerations as we deem relevant, we are of the opinion that:

 

1                                         The Shares to be issued by the Company and registered under the Registration Statement have been duly and validly authorised.

 

2                                         When issued and paid for in accordance with the terms of the 2019 Plan and in accordance with the Resolutions, and when appropriate entries are made in the register of members of the Company, the Shares will be validly issued, fully paid and non-assessable.

 

In this opinion letter, the phrase “non-assessable” means, with respect to the issuance of Shares, that a shareholder shall not, in respect of the relevant Shares, have any obligation to make further contributions to the Company’s assets (except in exceptional circumstances, such as involving fraud, the establishment of an agency relationship or an illegal or improper purpose or other circumstances in which a court may be prepared to pierce or lift the corporate veil).

 


 

These opinions are subject to the qualification that under the Companies Law (2018 Revision) of the Cayman Islands, the register of members of a Cayman Islands company is by statute regarded as prima facie evidence of any matters which the Companies Law (2018 Revision) directs or authorises to be inserted therein. A third party interest in the shares in question would not appear.  An entry in the register of members may yield to a court order for rectification (for example, in the event of fraud or manifest error).

 

These opinions are given only as to, and based on, circumstances and matters of fact existing and known to us on the date of this opinion letter. These opinions only relate to the laws of the Cayman Islands which are in force on the date of this opinion letter.  We express no opinion as to the meaning, validity or effect of any references to foreign (i.e. non-Cayman Islands) statutes, rules, regulations, codes, judicial authority or any other promulgations.

 

We have also relied upon the assumptions, which we have not independently verified, that (a) all signatures, initials and seals are genuine, (b) copies of documents, conformed copies or drafts of documents provided to us are true and complete copies of, or in the final forms of, the originals, (c) there is nothing under any law (other than the laws of the Cayman Islands) which would or might affect the opinions set out above, (d) there is nothing contained in the minute book or corporate records of the Company (which we have not inspected) which would or might affect the opinions set out below, and (e) upon the issue of any Shares, the Company will receive consideration which shall be equal to at least the par value of such Shares.

 

This opinion letter is to and for the benefit solely of the addressee and may not be relied upon by any other person for any purpose.

 

We consent to the use of this opinion as an exhibit to the Registration Statement and further consent to all references to us in the Registration Statement and any amendments thereto. In giving such consent, we do not consider that we are “experts” within the meaning of such term as used in the Securities Act, or the rules and regulations of the Commission issued thereunder, with respect to any part of the Registration Statement, including this opinion as an exhibit or otherwise.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

/s/ Maples and Calder (Hong Kong) LLP

 

Maples and Calder (Hong Kong) LLP

 


Exhibit 23.1

 

CONSENT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM

 

We hereby consent to the incorporation by reference in this Registration Statement on Form S-8 of NetEase, Inc. of our report dated April 26, 2019 relating to the financial statements, and the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting, which appears in NetEase, Inc.’s Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2018.

 

 

/s/ PricewaterhouseCoopers Zhong Tian LLP

 

PricewaterhouseCoopers Zhong Tian LLP

Beijing, the People’s Republic of China

October 15, 2019