Commercial and Regulatory Compliance

Over the years, we have provided legal services and supports to well over 100 multi-national clients doing business in China and the neighboring region. Many of these clients are Fortune Global 500 corporations, industry leaders and large scale state-owned companies.
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 clients forming business ventures and investing overseas, such as advice on:
  • Choosing the appropriate investment vehicle
  • Searching potential sites for setting up operations and facilities in China
  • Purchasing land use right, conducting environmental assessment and obtaining preferential incentives
  • Designing the investment structure
  • Joint venture contract preparation and negotiation
  • Takeovers and minority buyout
  • Legal due diligence
  • Drafting documents
  • Obtaining government approvals
  • Providing consultancy services
  • Completing registration procedures
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Corporate restructuring
  • Drafting and reviewing investment/business contracts
China Customs
We are experienced in dealing with China Customs-related legal issues.
The advice we provide to clients in this area includes:
  • Tariff classification
  • Rules on country of origin
  • Duty assessment
  • Import and export permits
  • Import of used machinery or materials
  • Transaction in and out of 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 a number of major antitrust notification and review cases 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