At the center of one of China’s most vibrant and dynamic regional economies, our Shanghai office is home to a highly experienced legal team that advises companies across the full spectrum of industry sectors, including real estate, energy, financial services, life sciences, manufacturing, retail, and technology.
Many of our lawyers in Shanghai have practiced together in China for nearly two decades. They understand the issues our multinational clients encounter in China and our Chinese clients encounter abroad. Our team’s long history in Shanghai strengthens our advice on corporate and business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, greenfield investments, real estate, cross-border finance, telecommunication, media and technology matters, and technology licensing.
Our local knowledge is particularly important to our regulatory services advice in respect of the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the Chinese anti-bribery regulatory regime, as well as to issues related to antitrust, competition, and trade; intellectual property protection; employment and social welfare benefits. As the economic and regulatory landscapes in China are changing rapidly, our local knowledge helps global clients understand and adapt to new laws and regulations, and identify business risks and opportunities.
Additionally, our team has demonstrated experience assisting all sizes of state-owned and private Chinese companies as they invest around the world. As Chinese companies merge with and acquire new companies abroad, we understand their need for sophisticated support in the areas of corporate and business transactions, as well as with respect to regulatory advice and international dispute resolution.