Dr. Xu Guojian

Born in Jiangsu Province, China,1962. Dr. Xu Guojian studied law at Southwest China University of Politics and Law, Chongqing, China and Wuhan University, Wuhan, China, consecutively, before going to Europe in 1988 to pursue further legal education.

Dr. Xu has pursued advanced studies at the Swiss Institute of Comparative Law, Lausanne, Switzerland; the Academy of International Law, International Court of Justice, the Hague, Netherlands; the Max-Planck-Institute for Foreign and International Private Law, Hamburg, Germany; and Albert Ludwig University, Freiburg i.Br., Germany. He concluded his doctoral studies at Hamburg University, and was awarded the title Dr. Juris in 1994.

Dr. Xu also has extensive experience as a practicing attorney. In 1989 he worked as an assistant lawyer in Dusseldorf, Germany, and from 1991 until 1994 was employed at a firm in Hamburg. At the beginning of 1995 he returned to China to establish a representative office for a German law firm, where he subsequently worked until the end of 1997. During this period, he provided legal services for many foreign enterprises, especially enterprises from Germany or other German-speaking countries, for their investments in and trade with China. From January to December 1998 he practiced at a Chinese law firm in Shanghai, China. At the end of 1998, he initiated the establishment of Boss & Young.

In recent years, Dr. Xu has led and been responsible for the completion of a number of projects that have had significant impact in legal circles, both domestically as well as internationally. For example, in 2001, he successfully completed a RMB4 billion RMB-USD joint bank loan project for SMIC, and in mid-2001, he successfully completed the legal service relating to first open fund in China.

In addition, in 2003, he led the team to completed the acquisition of Shandong Airlines by Air China Group. Further, in 2004, he has been involved in many significant projects such as The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporations purchase of shares in the Bank of Communications, the issue of RMB12 billion subordinate debt by the Bank of Communications, as well as the establishment of two Sino-foreign joint venture life insurance companies in Beijing and Chongqing respectively. Early in 2006, he was appointed by Chinas Securities Regulatory Commission, as Consolidation Work Group leader and the legal representative of Hebei Securities Corporation.

Dr. Xu has been appointed a legislative and consultative expert to the Standing Committee of the People’s Congress of Shanghai. He is also the Vice Chairman of the China International Private Law Association, and an initiating member of the WTO Sub-committee of the National Bar Association. In addition, he is a member of the China Law Association and the Sino-German Jurists Association. Further, he has been appointed an arbitrator of CIETAC, the Shanghai Arbitration Commission and the Nantong Arbitration Commission. He is also a guest professor of law at Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade, Hunan Normal University, and other institutions of higher learning.

Dr. Xus main fields of practice include foreign direct investment in China, overseas investment by Chinese companies, corporate law, international trading law, insurance law, international merger & acquisition, real estate law, international commercial and financial law, technology transfer, intellectual property law, construction law, international arbitration and maritime law.

Dr. Xu is fluent in German and English, as well as having a grounding in French and Japanese. He is a member of the Shanghai Interpreters’ Association and is a qualified translator of both English and German.

 

Nancy Ao

Nancy Ao specialises in construction law and advises on both contentious and transactional matters, with a focus on disputes and project life advice. She has considerable experience advising Chinese construction companies undertaking projects overseas and international contractors doing business in China. She is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Nancy is dual qualified in China and England and Wales. She has worked in Pinsent Masons’ Shanghai, Hong Kong, London and Beijing offices over the years. Nancy speaks native Mandarin and is fluent in English.

Education:

  • LLB – East China Normal University
  • LLM -East China University of Politics and Law

Firm Overview:

Without clients, we do not exist.

Our biased view is that legal services at all times should underpin the clients’ needs and business objectives. We are dedicated to tipping the scales in your favour. Making sure you win – whether that’s in Court or in your marketplace.

Helping you achieve transformational change

We guide a diverse range of multi-national clients through transformational change. So when you need to know whether to press ahead with major change, we’ll give you an answer, not a 15-page note. Our lawyers don’t need to sit on the fence. They know the answer and they’ll tell you.

You’ll get the best advice on project structuring and procurement to attract the best bids, achieve value for money, and ensure your project is delivered on time. We’ll give you the edge if you’re bidding.

When you’re buying, selling or investing, we’ll help you finance for growth and create value. This includes introducing you to influential and helpful funders. When you’re closing the deal, we’ll be fighting in your corner with you.

Should relationships with your customers, suppliers or business partners not go as well as planned, our substantial litigation team is on hand to help you resolve matters and protect your business interests – through mediation, arbitration and the Courts.

In the minefield that is today’s regulatory environment, we’re out in front of you, assisting you in sorting out the risks from the opportunities.

Consistency and innovation in your day-to-day business development

We’re constantly monitoring your sector. So in matters like corporate governance issues and pensions, you can rely on us to get things consistently right. You’ll benefit from our accumulated research into your sector and regulatory environment.

If you have a multi-jurisdictional matter to deal with, you’ll benefit from our international reach. We share our knowledge with clients on a continual basis through regular reporting, seminars, bespoke in-house training, and public courses.

When you’re looking to save money (who isn’t?), we lead the field in cost-cutting innovation.

Fang Xue

Fang Xue is Chief Representative of the Beijing office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. She is a member of the firm’s Corporate Department and its Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity practice groups.

Ms. Xue has broad-based corporate and commercial experience. She has represented Chinese and international corporations and private equity funds in cross-border acquisitions, private equity transactions, stock and asset transactions, joint ventures, going private transactions, tender offers and venture capital transactions, including many landmark deals among those.

Ms. Xue previously worked at Shearman & Sterling LLP where she spent four years in the New York office and two years in the Hong Kong office, prior to moving to Beijing in 2009.

Ms. Xue is a frequent speaker on topics relating to cross-border and going private transactions, and is regularly interviewed and quoted by main-stream business publications. She is fluent in English and a native speaker of Mandarin Chinese.

Ms. Xue received her Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from Duke University School of Law, where she served as Research Editor of the Law and Contemporary Problems and was a member of the Order of the Coif. She was also the recipient of 2003 Faculty Award for Outstanding Achievement in Business Organization and Finance. She received her Bachelor of Arts in International Business, magna cum laude, from Ocean University of Qingdao, and her L.L.M degree from University of International Business and Economics. She is admitted to practice in the State of New York and is qualified to practice in China.

Ms. Xue was named to the shortlist for the “Best in M&A and Private Equity” category of the Euromoney Legal Media Group Asia Woman in Business Law Awards 2016. She has been recognized as a “Notable Practitioner” in the 2018 and 2019 editions of Euromoney’s IFLR1000 financial & corporate legal rankings. She is also listed as a “Recognized Lawyer” in the 2019 edition of Chambers Asia-Pacific.

Ms. Xue published an article “Recent Trends and Issues in Outbound Acquisitions by Chinese Companies” in December 2016, on Thomson Reuters’ The M&A Lawyer, a monthly newsletter specializing in mergers/acquisitions law, corporate governance and antitrust issues.

Firm Overview:

In May 1872, a tall, 34-year-old, red-bearded lawyer stepped down from the stagecoach at the Plaza of Los Angeles. Corporate attorney John Bicknell had his sights on building a law practice. What greeted him at the stage was a humble little pueblo with dusty unpaved streets, no industry and scant business.

The narrow streets and alleys ran between decrepit adobe buildings roofed with “brea” from tar pits west of the city. Bicknell had summed up his philosophy this way when counselling a younger lawyer: “The safe way is to select a business that you will be satisfied to follow and build up a business of your own.” He began to follow his own advice. By the 1880s, he had attracted one of the region’s most important clients, the Southern Pacific Railroad.

It took time to select a quality partner. But in 1890, Bicknell, a Republican, teamed with Walter Trask, a Democratic litigator, thus launching the unbroken chain of partnership that today is Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. Also launched was a set of unique firm attributes. Those included selecting only quality lawyers; balancing ideas across the political spectrum; and providing powerful resources in both transactional and litigation-related legal services. More than a century later, these attributes still define today’s Gibson Dunn.

In 1897 Judge James Gibson joined the firm, thus instituting another Gibson Dunn tradition – hiring lawyers who make an impact in their communities. In 1903, in a move that created the largest firm in Los Angeles, Bicknell, Trask and Gibson merged their practice with that of former Los Angeles City Attorney William Dunn and former Assistant City Attorney Albert Crutcher. Carried out at the behest of a client in order to create a “full-service” firm, the combination was called an “experiment” in the local press. It has worked ever since. Nearly 100 years later, the press would dub the firm “The Rescue Squad” for its response and service to clients in legal need. Another article remarked that it remains easier to get into the CIA than to become a lawyer at Gibson Dunn.

The firm grew as the region grew, into both Northern and Southern California, and both nationally and internationally. By the 1970s, Gibson Dunn had offices in London and Paris. Shortly thereafter, the firm took the bold step of launching its practice in the nation’s capital and New York. Since 2000, the firm has further expanded in Europe, South America, the Middle East and Asia. As John Bicknell might say, the firm has “built up a business,” based on those attributes of quality, balance and impact and on an unrelenting mission of achieving success for clients – a mission shared today by more than 1,200 lawyers worldwide.

Ningning Zhao

EDUCATION

Attorney Zhao graduated from China University of Political Science andLaw, LLM majored in International Law with TEM-8 (Grade 8 in Englis)

EXPERIENCE

ZhaoNingning (Claudia. Zhao),Partner of JINCHENG TONGDA & NEAL Shanghai Office,Fellow of IAML(InternationalAcademy of Matrimonial Lawyers),Fellow of Lawasia, Member of All China Lawyer Association and Shanghai Bar Association(SBA), member of Civil Practice Research Committee of SBA, Director ofHarbin Chamber of Commerce Shanghai Branch,Speciallyinvited Author of Law and Life sponsored by China LawPress,Volunteer lawyer ofShanghai Bar Association,Member of Shanghai Interpreter’s Association (SIA). English and Chineseare Attorney Zhao’s working languages.

Claudia Zhao is committed to foreign-related legal affairs. With over 8 years of experience in international family and marriage law includingbut not limited to marriage, divorce, children maintenance, property division,spousal support, prenuptial, postnuptial and divorce agreements, private legalcounsel. Attorney Zhao provides international private legal assistance for herclients from all walks of life around the world, and keep stable cooperationwith many lawyers all over the world.

AWARDS & ACTIVITIES

Provided Expert Opinionsfor courts in different jurisdictions, consulates in China, as well asattorneys from USA, Canada, England, New Zealand for the instructions in theinternational family cases

Presentation at Macau Symposium on the1980 and 1996 Hague Conventions, LAWASIAFamily Law & Children’s Rights Conference. Initiated andmoderated a webinar about Convention on the Civil Aspects of InternationalChild Abduction and Cross-border Child Abduction and invited lawyers from USA,New Zealand, Hong Kong, Taiwan and China mainland as well as Chinese professors2014

Invited lectures onChinese family law for consuls from nearly 20 European countries by EuropeanUnion Member States (EUMS) , Legal trainings for lawyers from Taiwan and HongKong, and Macao, invited a representation on lawyers practice in internationalfamily cases by Civil Study Committee of Beijing Bar Association and made manyprofessional speeches at legal conferences nationally and worldly, includingbut not limited to LAWASIA Family Conference, Cross-border Family Law Mattersand Children Well-being, civil procedural law conference and internationalprivate law conference and Anti-domestic Violence Conference, and attended manyactivities invited by many consulates in Shanghai, for example, Argentina,.

Interviewed by Reuters, ChinaRadio International (CRI) , Bloomberg Business week, Outlook Weekly, EveningPost, Law and Life, and other world famous media on hot legal topics.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

Qualified PRC lawyer, 2007 – present

 

JINCHENG TONGDA & NEAL Shanghai Office:

We are the professional law team specializing in international family law and private international law.

We have rich experience in international cases. We have the experience inproviding Expert Opinions for courts in other jurisdictions, consulates in China, overseas orgnizations in the international civil cases, our lawyers were interviewed by Reuters, China Radio International (CRI), Outlook Weekly,Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Evening Post and other world famous media on hot legal topics, were invited by European Union Member States (EUMS) to make special reporton Chinese law for consular officers from nearly 20 European countries, make presentation at international conferences and provided legal training for newly practicing lawyers and made many professional speeches at legal conferences,such as International Private Law Conference, Civil Procedural Conference, Lawasia conference. Our lawyers are the contributing writers of LAW AND LIFE, the law magazine hostedby Law Press, the most famous press in law in China; we contributed International Marriage and Divorce, Family Business Succession, Influence of Divorce on IPO, etc.

We have the stable cooperation with law firms and lawyers around the world. Weprovide legal services for our clients from all over the world in divorce,inheritance, division of marital or family assets, stock rights partition incommon company or listed company, employment disputes, corporate law, draw uplegal documents including but not limited to prenuptial agreement, marital agreement, divorce agreement, testament, forward proposals on company operation, immigration, the protection for the rights and interests in family and company, providing legal service for private legal counselor in different legal fields tailored to our clients.

Our professional team is made up of lawyers with higher education degree, professional qualities and creativity. We can provide professional legal service in litigation and non litigation. It is our philosophy to offer the best-qualified legal service for our clients, our eternal aspiration to make concerted efforts to be the best professional lawyers.

 

Wang Zhengyang

Attorney Wang Zhengyang has very broad practice experiences in Chinese law as both a judge and a lawyer. He had worked at People’s Court for five years from 1987 to 1992, presiding hearings and making judgments of more than 150 cases concerning various disputes, including but not limited to contracts, real estate, personal injuriesfamily law, and employment. After graduation from Beijing University in 1995 he began to practice in law firms. He has handled more than 300 civil cases, including tens of important and complex cases, and accumulated abundant experience in litigation and arbitration. His practice areas also include non-contentious cases. He has been the legal counsel for more than 30 companies and has provided contentious and non-contentious legal services to domestic financial organizations and large state-owned corporations. His working languages are English and Chinese. He is the legal counsel for many multinational companies in China, such as C.P. Shanghai Jingcheng Co. of Thailand, Orient International Investment Co. of Canada, Korean Small Business Development Co. etc. Particularly, he advises foreign investors, mainly manufacturing, consulting and trading companies, in regard of business setup, corporate governance, financing and tax issues, employment disputes, etc. and dedicates to their business success in China.

Education Background:

– LL. M from Victoria University (Wellington New Zealand), 2005

– LL.M from Beijing University, 1995

– LL. B from South-West Politics and Law University, 1987

Working Experience:

– JunZeJun Law Firm, Attorney-at-lawJanuary 2006 to present

– Guangdong Dongfangze Law Firm, Partner and Attorney-at-lawFebruary 2000 to November 2004

– Zhuhai Golden Coast Law Firm, Attorney-at-law, August 1995 to January 2000;

– The People’s Court of Yaan City, Judge, August 1987 to August 1992.

Language:

– Chinese (Mandarin)

– English

Practices:

– International Trade Remedy & WTO

– Corporate

– Litigation & Arbitration

 

Michael Gu

Michael Gu is a founding partner of AnJie Law Firm based in Beijing, having previously been a principal competition partner at another leading PRC firm. Michael also spent five years at the competition practices of Linklaters and Allen & Overy. His work covers all types of antitrust matters in China, including merger filings, antitrust investigations, antitrust civil litigations and compliance audit and trainings.

Michael Gu studied EU competition law under the EU–China legal and judicial co-operation programme, sponsored by the PRC Ministry of Justice and the European Commission, from 2002 to 2003. He has a master’s degree from the China Centre for Economic Research at Peking University.

As a competition law pioneer in China, Michael has secured merger clearance from the Ministry of Commerce of the PRC (MOFCOM) for more than 50 merger transactions. Michael has also represented clients in high-profile antitrust investigation proceedings, antitrust civil litigations and leniency programmes. In addition, Michael frequently provides strategic preventive advices to clients with respect to the potential antitrust risks associated with distribution agreements, IP licensing, restrictive measures, marketing events, pricing and bidding process, etc.

Michael mainly serves Fortune 500 companies, large state-owned enterprises and leading equity funds.

Michael has actively participated in the drafting process of the PRC Anti-monopoly Law and its implementing rules.

Michael has been recognised as a leading lawyer in antitrust/competition by many international guides including AsiaLaw, Expert Guides and Global Competition Review.

Michael has authored the China chapter of The Public Competition Enforcement Review for more than seven years. He is a frequent contributor to Competition Policy International, China Business Law Journal, Asia Law Business and leading finance magazine Cai Xin. Michael is also an expert engaged by LexisNexis and Law Business Research.

 

Linda Chang

Linda is based in Shanghai and manages our operations in China. As an English language and law graduate, Linda began her professional career as a trade mark agent in 1994. In 1995, she was one of the first trade mark agents to qualify under China’s emerging IP regulatory system. She joined Rouse in 1999 to establish one of the first licensed privately-owned trade mark agencies in China. She has been a partner of Rouse since 2004.

Linda has handled trade mark cases of all types, and has a reputation for the aggressive interpretation of both regulation and practice. Among her wins, she counts registering the ‘Burberry check’; GlaxoSmithKline’s well-known ‘S-bend’ toothbrush shape (one of China’s first three-dimensional trade marks); and Johnnie Walker’s 3D bottle shape; and securing ‘well-known’ trade mark status for JAGUAR (cars), DOVE (chocolate), Zwilling (cutlery), Castrol (lubricant) and Mr. Muscle (a household cleaning product).

Another milestone case was the ‘Thermo & logo’ case, in which the Trade Mark Review & Adjudication Board’s expedited procedure was used to cancel a wrongful registration within four months (the usual time being three to four years), enabling the client to win a civil action against the registrant.

Linda is also experienced in the resolution of domain name disputes and has acted as a UDRP panellist since 2006. She is an active member of the International Trademark Association (INTA) and publishes widely on trade mark and related issues.

Rouse Law Firm:

Our trade mark professionals work together as one integrated team, so no matter where you are, or where you need trade mark support we can put together the right team with the right local experience and appropriate industry knowledge for your needs. The vast majority of our trade mark professionals have both in-house and private practice experience, which we see as a major advantage.

Unlike most trade mark attorney practices, we work in client teams, each one made up of a senior attorney who oversees your work, as well as a managing attorney and a paralegal. This team looks after all aspects of your portfolio including renewals and assignments. Whether you’re an SME or a multinational, there will always be three people fully aware of your matters: everything that is done will be done by someone with an understanding of you and your requirements.

We provide a full range of IP services from registration and management to enforcement and commercialisation for a range of clients from start ups to some of the world’s largest owners of IP rights. Whatever your IP needs, we can help with experts in 16 offices across the globe working as one integrated team.

 

Chaoyang Wang

Starting his career in intellectual property law in 1992, Chaoyang Wang has extensive experience in trademark, copyright, design, domain name and anti-unfair competition. His spectrum of practice includes IP related counseling, prosecution and litigation. He advises and assists clients for shaping and implementing trademark protection strategy, including adopting marks and clearance search, filing and disputing trademarks, copyright, design patent and domain name registration, and enforcing their trademark rights through administrative and judicial measures.  His practice also encompasses IP related licensing and transaction, product labeling, advertising, trade secret, compliance, publicity, privacy protection and consumer protection, etc. He has  handled numerous cases involving trademark oppositions and cancellations, including the related administrative court proceedings.  He also works with the Domain Name Dispute Resolution Center under CIETAC, and handles negotiations involving co-existence agreements for trademarks, licensing agreements and registration of the same at the China Trademark Office.

Before establishing Altius IP Law Services LLC, Chaoyang Wang was the head of IP prosecution practice group at Fangda Partners for 10 years.  Before practicing in law firms, he worked with a  top PRC IP agency firm for a long time.  Chaoyang Wang also spent a short period of time in the Philadelphia Office of an international firm as a visiting attorney in 2010.

Awards

Chaoyang Wang has been repeatedly recognized as a top ranking PRC IP/trademark lawyer by well-known international legal journals or legal ranking institutes inclusive of Managing Intellectual Property, Chambers & Partners, World Trademark Review 1000 (WTR1000), China Law & Practice and Asia IP.  Ranked as a top 15 trademark lawyer in China by 2011 WTR1000, Chaoyang Wang was referred to as “goes the extra mile for the value added for his clients”.

In recently released 2015 Chambers Asia Pacific and 2015 WTR1000, Chaoyang Wang was once again ranked as a leading IPR lawyer and trademark lawyer in China respectively.

Education

– University of International Relations, LLB – 1989

– China University of Political Science and Law, Graduates Program graduate for Business Laws – 2004

Professional Qualification

– Admitted to practice in the PRC

– Trademark Agent, registered at China State Administration for Industry and Commerce (invalid due to change of law).

Publications

–  “Protection of Copyright on the Internet in China: Administrative or Judicial?” – The Asia Law, IP Review, July 2005;

–  World Trade Mark Laws and Practices (book)- co-author, China Industry and Commerce Press, March 2006

–  “The Necessity of Simplification of Procedures of Recordal of Trademark License- China”, Trade Mark Monthly, November 2006

–  “The Importance and Limitation of Trademark Search”, China Trade Mark Monthly, June 1997

–  “The Necessity of Introduction of Court Procedure into Trademark Disputes and Invalidation”, Intellectual Property, July 1997

Language: Mandarin Chinese; English

 

Richard Bird

Richard is head of Freshfields IP/ Commercial practice group in Asia and advises clients in standalone commercial and transactional projects, and contentious intellectual property matters. He has a particular focus on China, but works regionally in Asia.

His experience is wide-ranging extending from R&D collaborations, licensing and distribution/ supply arrangements to advice in the TMT space, including e-commerce, internet, media and e-health matters, and advice on data privacy and cyber security, encryption, advertising, labelling and consumer protection laws and regulations, in addition to his core practice in intellectual property. He is recognised as a skilled patent and trade mark litigator in Hong Kong and China.

He advises clients in the consumer goods/ retail, healthcare, automotive and TMT sectors in particular.

Firm Overview:

We want to be the law firm that clients turn to for help on the mandates that matter most to them, wherever in the world that may be.

To succeed, we must be widely recognised as standing apart from other firms because our people are exceptional and because we are international and integrated in the way we work, we add value in everything we do and we are uncompromisingly committed to our values.

Set out below is our statement of who we are. It embodies our ambition to be exceptional, our culture and our absolute determination that all of us will work with each other, our clients and our other stakeholders, day in day out, in the way we describe to ensure we achieve our long-term aim.

We enjoy our work and are determined to do an outstanding job, whatever our role in the firm. We observe the highest personal, ethical and professional standards in everything we do and operate with integrity at all times. We recognise that the reputation of our firm is vital to our success and we all have a duty to preserve and grow it for the long term.

We are a people business. We see diversity as a strength and value the fresh perspectives, creative ideas and connections that flow from bringing together people with different backgrounds. We want to create a welcoming, supportive environment in which all can flourish. No matter how challenging a matter or heavy our workload, in our daily interaction we must never lose sight of the essential human qualities that we prize.

We know we deliver best when working as a team rather than as individuals operating alone. Being a great colleague and working efficiently and effectively with our clients and other stakeholders around the world to achieve the right outcome is crucial to our success. We welcome feedback from others on how we are doing.

 

 

Benedict Tai

Ben Tai has many years of experience working in corporate, banking, and custom financing. While practicing in New York from 1986 to 1993, he represented the bank advisory group in the restructuring of the sovereign commercial debt of various developing countries, issuers, and investment banks in the underwriting of debt and equity securities, including the creation of new synthetic securities, and merger and acquisition and leveraged buyout transactions for numerous clients.

In 1993, Ben relocated to Hong Kong where he was involved in corporate financing transactions in China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan, and Thailand. These matters included various types of debt and equity securities issuances pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S, including, among others, the largest GDR offering from India, the largest Rule 144A debt offering, and the debt offering with the longest tenor by a foreign issuer, as well as one of the largest medium-term note programs by an Asian issuer. He has represented numerous Hong Kong-based companies in their U.S. securities offerings as well as issues and underwriters in Hong Kong listings.

Ben also has represented U.S. and European clients in cross-border investment matters in Asia involving joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, distribution arrangements, and other commercial transactions.

In recent years, his practice has focused on representing numerous Chinese IT, technology, communications, media, and Internet companies seeking to raise funds in the public and private markets as well as multinational clients seeking platform acquisitions in China.

Jones Day Beijing:

Opened in 2003, the Beijing Office is the Firm’s second office in Mainland China, and today numbers approximately 20 lawyers. Jones Day is one of few integrated international law firms with offices in Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Many of our lawyers are PRC natives who bring invaluable local knowledge and understanding, as well as long-standing relationships with many key governmental bodies, to the service of our clients.

Jones Day recognizes the increasing sophistication of deals being carried out in China, and our Beijing lawyers are experienced in advising foreign investors in the areas of dispute resolution, antitrust, and WTO issues; energy and projects; intellectual property; tax; venture capital and other corporate and finance matters, as well as traditional foreign direct investment work. Jones Day also represents Chinese corporations and institutions with respect to their investments and activities in the United States, Latin America, Middle East, Europe, and elsewhere in the Asia Pacific.

Jones Day Beijing is fully integrated into the Firm’s global network of more than 2,500 lawyers and affords our clients seamless access to substantial legal resources wherever needed, whether in China or around the world.