Lester Ross is a partner in the Corporate Department. His practice concentrates on mergers and acquisitions, foreign investment, financial services, project finance, energy and environmental law matters and capital markets.
Mr. Ross has represented foreign companies in agricultural, automotive, chemicals, energy, environmental, financial, high-tech, pharmaceuticals, publishing and service industries in their strategic expansion in China. He also has extensive experience representing foreign banks and corporations in the United States. He has extensive experience in environmental law, advising foreign companies on China's emerging RoHS/WEEE regulations, environmental due diligence, regulatory compliance and the preparation of EHS audit protocols. He has represented clients in trade investigations, dispute resolution and regulatory matters in China.
Mr. Ross is the author of Environmental Policy in China (Indiana University Press 1988) and co-author of Environmental Law and Policy in the People's Republic of China (Greenwood Press 1987). He has contributed chapters to Business Law in China (ICC 2009); The Limits of the Rule of Law in China (University of Washington Press 2000), Managing the Chinese Environment (Oxford University Press 2000), China Joins the World: Progress and Prospects (Council on Foreign Relations Press 1999), Taiwan and International Trade and Investment (Oxford University Press 1994), Doing Business in China (Juris Publishing binder), Government Policies and the Misuses of Forest Resources (Cambridge University Press 1988), Policy Implementation in China (University of California Press 1987) and other books on Chinese law and business. He has written articles in such periodicals as The China Quarterly, University of British Columbia Law Review, Antitrust, China Law & Practice, International Financial Law Review, International Trade Law and Regulation, International Tax & Business Lawyer, Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal, East Asian Executive Reports, Environment and Comparative Political Studies.