Establishing a wholly foreign owned enterprise (WFOE) or forming a joint-venture with a Chinese company have long been the traditional ways for foreign companies to invest in the Chinese market. In recent years, however, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) have also become an increasingly popular approach for foreign companies to expand their commercial presence in the country.

Our team has deep expertise advising on and implementing M&A transactions, having previously advised on some of the biggest and most complex domestic and cross-border deals. Our M&A services include advising on and handling the following:

  • Target Firm Identification and Selection
  • Legal Due Diligence
  • Coordination with Financial Auditors on Financial Due Diligence
  • Negotiations with Target Firms and/or Authorities
  • M&A Transaction Structuring, Planning and Implementation
  • Onshore and Offshore Transactions
  • Equity Acquisitions
  • Asset Acquisitions
  • Divestitures
  • Share Transfer Agreements
  • Government and Regulatory Approvals
  • Pre-M&A, Transitional and Post-M&A Advisory
  • Anti-Trust Filings