China Corporate TRANSACTIONAL

Our corporate team in Beijing has represented clients across a range of industries in many types of business dealings, including real estate transactions and structuring, negotiating and documenting business transactions, and advising on precedent-setting foreign investment transactions. The industries we have experience working with include agriculture, automotive, aviation, chemicals, consumer products, cosmetics, electric power, electronics, energy-related equipment and services, environmental technologies, financial services, logistics, machinery, manufacturing, media, medical devices, mining, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, professional services, publishing, retailing, semiconductors, software and telecommunications. Moreover, the team has substantial experience and relationships throughout China, including Shanghai, Tianjin, Guangdong, Jiangsu and other provinces and localities, in addition to Beijing.

Members of the China Corporate practice are well-versed in counseling clients in mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, and strategic investments by foreign companies in China, as well as in other general corporate matters. Recently, we:

  • Executed business transactions, including structuring, negotiating and documenting all forms of transactions, whether mergers or acquisitions, privatizations, foreign direct investment, project finance or capital markets transactions.
  • Established equity and cooperative joint ventures, wholly foreign-owned enterprises and holding companies in different industries.
  • Overseen project finance, including representation of developers, lenders, investors and financial advisers in power, telecommunications, oil and gas and other infrastructure projects.
  • Represented investment funds and asset management companies in venture capital and private equity investment transactions.
  • Advised on petroleum and mineral exploration and development and "midstream” pipeline construction, operation and financing projects and "downstream” manufacturing and marketing activities.
  • Served as counsel in real estate development, acquisition and construction contracts.
  • Executed technology transfer and other licensing arrangements.
  • Counseled clients on protection of intellectual property rights, including trademark, patent, copyright, trade secrets and unfair competition matters.
  • Advised on tax law for foreign companies and foreign-invested enterprises.

Our corporate team in Beijing has represented clients across a range of industries in many types of business dealings, including real estate transactions and structuring, negotiating and documenting business transactions, and advising on precedent-setting foreign investment transactions. The industries we have experience working with include agriculture, automotive, aviation, chemicals, consumer products, cosmetics, electric power, electronics, energy-related equipment and services, environmental technologies, financial services, logistics, machinery, manufacturing, media, medical devices, mining, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, professional services, publishing, retailing, semiconductors, software and telecommunications. Moreover, the team has substantial experience and relationships throughout China, including Shanghai, Tianjin, Guangdong, Jiangsu and other provinces and localities, in addition to Beijing.

Members of the China Corporate practice are well-versed in counseling clients in mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, and strategic investments by foreign companies in China, as well as in other general corporate matters. Recently, we:

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Ross, Lester

Lester Ross

Partner-in-Charge, Beijing Office

+86 10 5901 6588 (t)

lester.ross@wilmerhale.com

Ross, Lester

Lester Ross

Partner

+86 10 5901 6588 (t)

lester.ross@wilmerhale.com

Zhou, Kenneth

Kenneth Zhou

Partner

+86 10 5901 6588 (t)

kenneth.zhou@wilmerhale.com

Liu, Tingting

Tingting Liu

Senior Associate

+86 10 5901 6588 (t)

tingting.liu@wilmerhale.com

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Jennifer Zhao

Associate

+86 10 5901 6360 (t)

jennifer.zhao@wilmerhale.com

Publications & News

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September 1, 2017

New Policies on China's Overseas Investments

The Opinions divide China's outbound investments by sector into “encouraged,” “restricted” and “prohibited” categories, providing a clearer and more authoritative regulatory framework for regulation of overseas investments by Chinese companies. This WilmerHale Client Alert was also published in Law360 on September 12, 2017.

June 7, 2017

Selected 2017 Life Sciences Transactions

Recognized both globally and nationally for its leading life sciences practice, WilmerHale has more than four decades of experience representing biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device companies at all stages of growth, as well as venture capitalists and investment banks.

June 7, 2017

Selected 2017 Technology Transactions

For more than four decades, we have represented technology clients in venture capital financings, public offerings, and mergers and acquisitions; handled their licensing, outsourcing, services, joint venture, development and distribution transactions throughout the world; protected their innovations through patent prosecution, portfolio development and litigation; defended their interests in enterprise-critical litigation; and navigated regulatory issues vital to their success.

April 28, 2017

2017 Corporate Reports

WilmerHale's annual IPO, Venture Capital and M&A Reports offer insights into market conditions and provide comprehensive statistics and analysis that are hard to find elsewhere.

October 14, 2016

China Reforms Its Registration System for Foreign Investment

On October 8, the Ministry of Commerce issued the Provisional Measures for Filing Administration of Establishment and Changes of Foreign-Invested Enterprises. The Filing Administration Measures are based on the Decision of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress on the Revision of Four Laws Including the Law on Wholly Foreign-Owned Enterprises issued on September 3. This WilmerHale Client Alert was also published in Law360 on November 10, 2016.

September 30, 2016

China’s Emerging Social Credit System and the Role of the Courts

Persons (both individuals and companies) who are determined in a judicial administrative law proceeding to be socially uncreditworthy will be subject to prohibitions and other restrictions on their commercial, residential and family activities. This WilmerHale Client Alert was also published in Law360 on October 27, 2016.

May 3, 2016

Selected 2016 Life Sciences Transactions

Recognized both globally and nationally for its leading life sciences practice, WilmerHale has more than four decades of experience representing biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device companies at all stages of growth, as well as venture capitalists and investment banks.

May 3, 2016

Selected 2016 Technology Transactions

For more than four decades, we have represented technology clients in venture capital financings, public offerings, and mergers and acquisitions; handled their licensing, outsourcing, services, joint venture, development and distribution transactions throughout the world; protected their innovations through patent prosecution and portfolio development; defended their interests in enterprise-critical patent litigation; and navigated regulatory issues vital to their success.

March 25, 2016

Innovation and Censorship of Television in China

China has embarked on a difficult transition from high growth fueled by reliance on investment and manufacturing to growth based on consumption and the service sector. For this new economic model, the key to sustaining growth is innovation.

March 24, 2016

2016 Corporate Reports

WilmerHale's annual IPO, Venture Capital and M&A Reports offer insights into market conditions and provide comprehensive statistics and analysis that are hard to find elsewhere.

Events

June 13, 2012

Invest USA Seminar

Tianjin, China

May 16, 2012

Invest USA Seminar

Shenyang, China

April 25, 2012

License to Expand: A 2012 Business Climate Survey Event

Beijing, China

April 1, 2012

Invest USA Seminar

Xi'an, China

August 1, 2011

Valuation Adjustment Mechanism and Its Issues in China

Beijing, China

April 1, 2011

PE/VC China: Qualified Foreign Limited Partner (QFLP) in China

Beijing, China

July 15, 2010

Boston Bar Association: Doing Business In and With China

Boston, Massachusetts

July 1, 2010

China's Qualified Institutional Investor (QFII) Progam

Beijing, China

June 23-24, 2009

2009 ChinaBio® Partnering Forum

Shanghai, China

September 11, 2008

Stanford Law and Technology Association: Lunch with the JDs

Palo Alto, California