Since China launched its market and economic reforms in 1978, the country has grown to become the world’s second largest recipient of foreign direct investment (FDI) after the United States. The huge inflow of investment over the past forty plus years, however, has required China to continuously reform its corporate- and investment-related laws and regulations to bring it closer in line with international standards. China’s legal system has thus recently become increasingly complex to navigate such that companies are at greater risk of non-compliance than they were in the past.

Our team of highly-qualified lawyers and consultants have a wealth of experience in providing legal advice and services to foreign companies regarding their corporate and investment activities, often advising on and providing assistance with establishing the following types of corporate entities:

  • Wholly Foreign-Owned Enterprise (WFOE)
  • Joint Venture
  • Representative Office
  • Branch Office
  • Limited Liability Partnership
  • Holding Company
  • Variable Interest Entity (VIE)
  • Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)
  • Hong Kong Company

We also have the capacity to advise on and handle the following:

  • Location and Premises of Foreign-Invested Enterprises
  • Domestic and Cross-Border Financing
  • Capital Restructuring
  • Share Transfers and Equity Purchases
  • Corporate Governance
  • Foreign Currency Exchange Control
  • Profit Repatriation
  • Processing Corporate Changes (e.g., to Company Name, Business Scope etc.)
  • Contract Preparation, Review and Negotiation
  • Tendering and Bidding
  • Legal Negotiation with Partners and/or Authorities
  • Company Restructure, Sale, Relocation or De-Registration