Areas of Practice >> Commercial and Regulatory Compliance

Over the years, we have provided legal services and supports to well over 100 clients doing business in China and the neighboring region, ranging from Fortune 500 corporations, industry leaders in the world, and large scale state-owned companies, to Chinese and foreign private companies of various size.

We provide on-going legal advice to all aspects of business operations.Our commercial practice mainly includes the following services:

Inbound and Outbound Investments

We work on a daily basis to provide legal services to foreign companies investing in China as well as Chinese clientsforming business ventures and investing in the neighboring region, such as advice on:
  • Choosing the appropriate investment vehicle
  • Searching potential sites for setting up operations and facilities in China
  • Negotiating with Chinese governments and partners re. purchasing land use right, environmental assessment and preferential incentives
  • Designing the investment structure
  • Joint venture contract preparation and negotiation
  • Minority buyout
  • Legal due diligence
  • Drafting documents for establishment of entity
  • Obtaining government approvals
  • Providing consultancy services
  • Completing registration procedures
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Corporate restructuring
  • Drafting and reviewing business contracts

China Customs

We are experienced in dealing with China Customs-related legal issues.  We have represented clients to communicate directly with local Customs in various Chinese cities.
The advice we provide to clients in this area includes:
  • Tariff classification
  • Rules on country of origin
  • Duty assessment
  • Import and export permit
  • Import of used machinery
  • Transaction in free trade zone
  • Processing trade
  • Customs investigations
  • Administrative review and litigation on Customs’ decisions

Antitrust and Unfair Competition

We have helped clients to successfully pass the antitrust reviews of the PRC MOC and SAIC in M&A transactions.

We have participated in several antitrust notifications and reviews since the enactment of the PRC Anti-monopoly Law, including the first case in which the PRC MOC conditionally approved the transaction.

Our legal service in this area includes:

  • Antitrust reviews
  • Investigations against unfair competition
  • Antitrust notifications
  • Compliance
  • Communication with government agencies
  • Analysis and advice on M&A