Our China Practice provides corporate, intellectual property and tax expertise, and includes structuring and financing of China-based businesses, cross-border mergers, acquisitions and the representation of U.S. companies investing in and doing business in China. Our attorneys understand the business and legal aspects of U.S.-China transactions in Internet, technology and life sciences businesses. For entrepreneurs, we have a deep understanding of how China-based businesses are formed, financed, grown and taken public or acquired. We also have expertise in creating intellectual property prosecution and enforcement programs for U.S. companies doing business in China. We consistently deliver practical legal advice with sound business judgment, which has earned us the role of key trusted advisor. Fenwick has also leveraged its leading technology mergers and acquisitions practice in the U.S. to global transactions involving China. We have a network of relationships with leading Chinese law, accounting and venture capital firms.

We regularly advise clients in the following areas:

  • Formation and financing of Chinese companies based in the Cayman Islands and elsewhere
  • Establishing and enforcing intellectual property rights
  • Company and acquirer side representations in M&A transactions of Chinese companies
  • Structuring tax and other aspects of U.S.-China transactions
  • Implementing market entry strategies for China, including distribution, licensing and OEM agreements
  • Implementing manufacturing and other outsourcing strategies in China
  • Advising U.S. companies on stock option grants in China
  • Advising on patent, trademark and other intellectual property strategy and related enforcement issues