Having established itself as one of the largest economic engines in the global economy over the last decade, China continues to present an attractive production center, supported by evolving rules on inward investment, while also being also one of the world’s fastest and challenging growing markets.
Group-wide, we are focused on providing solutions to businesses seeking inward or outward investment. The group’s China practice is founded on collaboration with one of the leading international Chinese firms, based in Shangai, whose core strengths are high-level global expertise and practical on-the-ground local knowledge.
Headed by Chinese counsel with extensive international experience representing multinationals in China and also with US and Canadian legal training, the China team can advise with clarity and insight demanded by international clients on China’s complex and fast-changing legal and business environment and define a path through a sometimes complex cultural and regulatory framework.
We cover the complete needs of international business including, in particular, M&A, greenfield investment, general commercial law including manufacturing and intellectual property & technology law, finance and structuring and the establishment of foreign direct investments and restructuring of existing investments.
The service can handle cross-border projects spanning the entire PRC region, and we can help investors with a variety of matters including: opening offices; listing on the local stock exchanges (SSE, SZSE, or SEHK); securing IP rights; identifying and establishing manufacturing sites; purchasing or leasing property; corporate restructuring.
The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region continues to be a leading finance and trade center of Greater China and the Asia-Pacific region. Hong Kong maintains its vital market due to its historical stability and its unique legal system, which is based on English common law, with the added benefit of being an entry point into the PRC. As such, Hong Kong remains an attractive investment choice, particularly for trade and finance.
We have two affiliates specializing in business law on the one hand and high-end employment law and litigation on the other. Our teams work closely with our South East Asia and Central APAC teams to navigate clients’ requirements with speed and accuracy. The team possesses a thorough knowledge of applicable local law and years of experience in contributing to businesses’ and entrepreneurs’ strategies in relation to cross-border/multi-jurisdictional investments, acquisitions, joint ventures, and international trade and commerce.
From Hong Kong, we can assist clients already invested in the Region to expand into other areas of the Asia-Pacific region as well.