On September 2, 2016, Morgan Lewis announced the establishment of a new office in Shanghai, representing a significant expansion of its services to clients with interests in China and the broader Asian market.
The office offers clients a comprehensive range of legal services to fulfill their transactional, merger and acquisition, real estate, private equity, and fund formation and investment needs. Other services include advising on the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the UK Bribery Act, technology licensing, intellectual property protection and enforcement, and labor and employment.
“I am thrilled to welcome a team of lawyers who are deeply familiar with China and its business and legal systems,” said Firm Chair Jami McKeon. “Shanghai is not only China’s largest city, but it is a global financial center of critical importance to our clients all around the world.”
In 2015, Morgan Lewis secured a key base of operations in the thriving business center of Singapore with the establishment of Morgan Lewis Stamford, and in late 2014, the firm significantly expanded its Tokyo office with the addition of lawyers from Bingham McCutchen. These offices joined our offices in Beijing, Almaty, and Astana in serving clients across Asia.
The Shanghai office is the firm’s sixth in Asia, its second in China, and its 29th worldwide.