Peter C. Pang

Leaders in Law endorses Peter C. Pang as our exclusively recommended Foreign Direct Investment Law expert in China. If you wish to get in touch with Peter please use the contact information provided above.

Mr. Pang is the Principal Attorney of IPO Pang Xingpu., a premier international law firm well-known for its ability to obtain difficult, hard to get licenses, permits, approvals and government support for entry by a foreign enterprise into highly regulated Chinese industries, including pharmaceuticals, gaming, telecommunications, television, information technology and retailing, weaponry.
Mr. Pang actively represents foreign companies interested in doing business in China, splits his time between China and the US, and zealously protects his foreign clients’ intellectual property rights, including trade secrets, in China where IPR protection is still evolving to reach international standards.

Mr. Pang has substantial expertise in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, equity and cooperative joint ventures, intellectual property, corporate law and political lobbying in China, has been in China since the early 1990’s and is known as one of the oldest joint venture law firms. Mr. Pang was formerly general corporate in-house counsel to several Fortune 500 companies, including Shell Oil Company, Hershey Foods Corporation, Dole Food Company, and Nissan North America.

Mr. Pang specializes in helping multi-national companies in establishing a foothold and making an investment in China. He is a lobbyist with many years of experience and is well connected with the central government in China. He also specializes in protecting Famous American Brands from piracy and counterfeiting. Mr. Pang has been the principal driver behind over US$5 billion of M&A transactions over the last 30 years, 15 of which involved Sino-American matters. Mr. Pang advises American companies on how to be competitive in the China and global economy and has held various senior level legal positions, board seats and executive management roles.

As a seasoned business lawyer and entrepreneur, Mr. Pang was most recently the chief legal representative and Board member for a US publicly listed lottery and gaming company, having assisted the company in being the first to deploy an instant scratch lottery game in the PRC by a foreign corporation. He was also the founder and CEO of Globalontime.com, a logistics startup company with operations in Guanghzou, PRC and was also the former Director of International Shopping Network, Inc., a home shopping company with operations in Beijing, the first foreign company to introduce home shopping to PRC in 1994. Mr. Pang was also formerly President of CMC Technologies International, Inc., an electronics device manufacturer and oversaw the sale of the company to Australian bidders.

Mr. Pang is a noted expert on doing business in the People’s Republic of China, an expert on the legal and economic effect of China’s entry into the World Trade Organization (WTO), and a well-respected attorney and businessman having represented, founded, operated and sold a number of businesses ranging from internet and gaming companies to manufacturing and distribution companies located in the PRC.

Mr. Pang speaks both Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese. Mr. Pang is a graduate of UC Berkeley in Biochemistry, Santa Clara Law School where he was a member of Law Review, University of Houston with a LLM in International Economic Law, attended the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and studied law and economics in China and Hong Kong. He is admitted to practice in California, Texas, New York, DC and Pennsylvania, and is specially admitted as Legal Counselor by the Guangzhou Mayoral District for his work on anti-counterfeiting.

A frequently invited speaker, Mr. Pang is considered to be the leading expert on the expanding US-Sino economy and the laws that will govern its growth. Mr. Pang was the chief negotiator for the City of Oakland in its bid to obtain two Giant Pandas for the Oakland Zoo. Mr. Pang brings with him over 25 years of business, management and legal experience in the PRC.

Mr. Pang was able to execute initiatives that few other Western companies have been able to do in the PRC and is considered a premier attorney / businessman about the Chinese lottery and gaming business in China and Macau. Mr. Pang is stationed in Shanghai, PRC, and spends his time between the firm’s offices in Guangdong Province, Shanghai and affiliate offices in Beijing, Hong Kong and other locations in China, as well as the firm’s liaison office in Oakland, California, USA.

Some of Mr. Pang’s accomplishments include:

  • Chief lobbyist and negotiator for bwin Interactive Entertainment in China; principally responsible for advising the Austrian publicly listed company and the world’s largest online entertainment company on the legal parameters for online entertainment in China;
  • Chief Representative, Legal Counsel and Operating Officer for a Las Vegas based company focused on bringing lotteries to China;
  • Chief negotiator for an Australian company in the procurement of the first Gold License to a foreign enterprise;
  • Chief negotiator and investor in the first home shopping television program to China on CCTV in 1996,
  •  Responsible for bringing TVSN Home Shopping Network to China through successful negotiation of the seminal television broadcast contract with CETV, which program is still running after 8 years (a historic first for China);
  • Organized and founded, with the late Henry Fok, a logistics center in Nansha, Guangdong Province, which now serves as the logistics capital of Southern China;
  • Negotiated and procured the permission from the Chinese government to allow the first western company (Las Vegas, NV, USA) to sponsor and operate a lottery – including scratch off tickets, lotto’s, etc. on Mainland;
  • Negotiated, acquired and operated a digital mobile games developer in China and expanded its offerings to over 55 games;
  • Submitted a bid for two giant Pandas for the City of Oakland to the Central Conservation Association of China and competed with Memphis, TN for the rights (Memphis won);
  • On the mayor’s list of special legal attaché in the fight against counterfeiters in Guangdong Province;
  • Negotiated and procured the first gaming television show with SMG in Shanghai for a Western Company and executive produced 41 television shows in 2004;
  • Obtained the right for a US publicly listed company to distribute HIV detection equipment in China – a right that is tightly controlled and not granted easily
  • Developed key relationships that lay the foundation for entry of new biometric payment systems into China in conjunction with the State owned China Union Pay.

In his career as an attorney, consultant and businessman, Mr. Pang has helped over 100 companies to obtain difficult approvals from the Chinese Government, solve complex problems and recognize untapped business opportunities.

Firm Description

We help foreign enterprises obtain difficult, hard to get licenses, permits, approvals and government support and prepare them for entry into highly regulated Chinese industries, including pharmaceuticals, gaming, telecom, television, information technology, retailing, energy and weaponry.

Usually companies engage our services while still in the strategic planning stage and seek our support to implement company initiatives and achieve company objectives. Because every venture is unique, especially on foreign soil, not just knowing, but knowing how has been the key to the success of the clients we serve.

Often the effort involves extensive coaching and a well prepared strategic plan. Other times it may require political lobbying of the Chinese government at the local, provincial, or central level. Regardless the stage of your business development, our expertise in navigating through the Chinese bureaucracy has been the cornerstone of our practice in China.

IPO Pang Xingpu. has been in China since the early 1990’s and is known as one of the oldest joint venture law firms. The firm is ranked as one of the top international boutique firms with operations in China and comprises highly experienced partners, possesses highly specialized skills, and masters highly proprietary know-how.

The firm functions through a number of partners and specialists that operate together as an international team and provides the personalized service that clients need in order to operate in a highly complex and changing legal environment. As a member of the International Business Law Consortium, the firm further extends its international network to include a team of highly selective, experienced and reputable attorneys who can assist and execute in nearly every country of the world. As each case is personally handled by a shareholder of the firm, we take pride in this method of client service as it enables each partner to take individual responsibility for delivering outstanding quality and value for each assignment.

 

Raquel Santos

Leaders in Law endorses Raquel Santos as our exclusively recommended Foreign Direct Investment Law expert in El Salvador. If you wish to get in touch with Raquel, please use the contact information provided above.

Education

Attorney and Public Notary authorized by the Republic of El Salvador to practice law. She has a Degree in Legal Sciences from the Central American University “José Simeon Cañas, UCA”.

Additionally, she participated in various seminars and specialized courses on Competition Law, Consumer Protection Law and Electoral Law.

Also, she has participated on international conferences of Arbitration and Labor Law issues in Ibero-American level.

Experience

Associate specialized in Corporate, Immigration and Labor Law.

She is in charge of the Labor Law Department of the firm, in which she advices on individual and collective contracts, internal labor manuals, occupational health and safety manuals, work permits for foreigners, labor audits, administrative and labor judicial processes, among others.

Prior to joining the firm, she held judicial functions in the Civil and Mercantile 1st Court of San Salvador, as well as in the Antitrust Superintendence.

Raquel joined the firm in 2014.

Firm Decription

We are a group of lawyers and notaries with business and financial training with field of action in El Salvador and abroad. We combine the practice of a traditional office with current innovation and technology needs.

Our firm was founded in 2009 by lawyers with more than 35 years in the practice of law and young lawyers highly trained in legal, financial and business matters both in El Salvador and abroad, which makes us a solid firm to be your best legal allies.

In that sense, more than lawyers, we are business legal advisors that attend to the immediate needs of your business from the perspective of your interests.

Torres is a firm with an international vocation, with lawyers trained in the most prestigious law and business universities worldwide, with international experience on issues related to the structuring of foreign investments.

Some of our most outstanding services are:

Legal Tech Services

  • Fintech advisory
  • Electronic signature
  • Insurtech
  • Smartcontracts
  • Electronic commerce advisory
  • Data Protection
  • Blockchain
  • Reg tech

Taxes

  • Tax Audit
  • Customs processes
  • Direct Taxation (Income, Capital Gain)
  • Indirect Taxation

Corporate and Commercial Law

  • Foreign investment
  • Legal Agreements
  • Management of Electricity Generation Projects
  • Due Diligence
  • Tender and Public Procurement
  • Notarial Law

AML

  • Advice related to anti-money laundering policies.
  • Creation of a money laundering prevention manual.
  • Preparation of ethics manuals.
  • Registration of companies with the Financial Investigation Unit of the Attorney General’s Office.
  • Registration and accreditation before supervisory entities in the matter of anti-money laundering.
  • Monitoring, audit, and periodic compliance evaluations programs.
  • Preparation and drafting of legal and regulatory compliance policies.

Labour and Immigration Law

  • Work Permits for Foreigners
  • Labor audits
  • Administrative and Judicial Labor Processes
  • Individual and Collective Contracting
  • Internal Work Regulations
  • Occupational Health and Safety

 

Luis Domínguez

Leaders in Law endorses Luis Domínguez as our exclusively recommended Foreign Direct Investment Law expert in El Salvador. If you wish to get in touch with Luis, please use the contact information provided above.

Attorney and Public Notary authorized by the Republic of El Salvador, he obtained a degree in Legal Sciences and a Master’s degree in Business Law from the Central American University “José Simeon Cañas, UCA”.

He also has several trainings in managerial skills and managerial development from the Aden Business School, a diploma in Insurance technics from the School of Insurance of Central America and has participated in The Banking Strategy and Bank Organization, given by the Financial Technology Transfer Agency in Luxembourg.

Experience

Experienced Senior Business Partner with a demonstrated history of working in the management consulting industry. Skilled in Negotiation, Privacy Law, Enterprise Risk Management and Corporate Law.

With over 21 years of experience as a lawyer, with experience in the insurance industry, Regulatory Law, Consumer Law, Corporate Governance, Financial Law, Commercial Law, Intellectual Property and Criminal Law.

He has acted as advisor in legal and regulatory compliance related to operations of insurance companies, banks, reinsurers, sanctioning administrative processes against supervised entities of the Financial System and compliance with legal requirements of financial entities.

Firm Description

We are a group of lawyers and notaries with business and financial training with field of action in El Salvador and abroad. We combine the practice of a traditional office with current innovation and technology needs.

Our firm was founded in 2009 by lawyers with more than 35 years in the practice of law and young lawyers highly trained in legal, financial and business matters both in El Salvador and abroad, which makes us a solid firm to be your best legal allies.

In that sense, more than lawyers, we are business legal advisors that attend to the immediate needs of your business from the perspective of your interests.

Torres is a firm with an international vocation, with lawyers trained in the most prestigious law and business universities worldwide, with international experience on issues related to the structuring of foreign investments.

Some of our most outstanding services are:

Legal Tech Services

  • Fintech advisory
  • Electronic signature
  • Insurtech
  • Smartcontracts
  • Electronic commerce advisory
  • Data Protection
  • Blockchain
  • Reg tech

Taxes

  • Tax Audit
  • Customs processes
  • Direct Taxation (Income, Capital Gain)
  • Indirect Taxation

Corporate and Commercial Law

  • Foreign investment
  • Legal Agreements
  • Management of Electricity Generation Projects
  • Due Diligence
  • Tender and Public Procurement
  • Notarial Law

AML

  • Advice related to anti-money laundering policies.
  • Creation of a money laundering prevention manual.
  • Preparation of ethics manuals.
  • Registration of companies with the Financial Investigation Unit of the Attorney General’s Office.
  • Registration and accreditation before supervisory entities in the matter of anti-money laundering.
  • Monitoring, audit, and periodic compliance evaluations programs.
  • Preparation and drafting of legal and regulatory compliance policies.

Labour and Immigration Law

  • Work Permits for Foreigners
  • Labor audits
  • Administrative and Judicial Labor Processes
  • Individual and Collective Contracting
  • Internal Work Regulations
  • Occupational Health and Safety

 

Dr. Ulrich Eder

Leaders in Law endorses Dr. Ulrich Eder as our exclusively recommended Foreign Direct Investment Law expert in Thailand. If you wish to get in touch with Dr. Eder please use the contact information provided above.

Dr. Ulrich Eder is a German lawyer (Rechtsanwalt) and Certified Tax Advisor (Steuerberater). He is admitted to practice before the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf (Oberlandesgericht Düsseldorf) and is a member of the Düsseldorf Bar Association.

He is Managing Director of PUGNATORIUS Ltd., a highly accredited international law office in Bangkok, Thailand. PUGNATORIUS Ltd. advises on foreign direct investments in Thailand, real estate developments, international tax planning, infrastructure and energy investments, agriculture, fishery, livestock investments, fintech ventures.

He is Presidente of PUGNATORIUS S.A., a boutique overseas consulting firm registered under the laws of the Republic of Panamá with an office in Hong Kong.

Dr. Eder is a regular speaker at conferences and seminars on a wide scope of legal, tax and financing topics and writer of legal articles.

Firm Description

PUGNATORIUS Ltd. is the Bangkok-based specialist provider of transactional legal and tax advice on foreign investments in Thailand’s manufacturing and service industries as well as property developments and acquisitions. Sophisticated solutions in a complex legal environment. Serious legal and tax advice in the land of smile.

PUGNATORIUS Ltd. is focused on Foreign Direct Investments in Thailand’s industries, real estate, and people, especially regarding:

  • Corporate and investment laws
  • Real estate and property laws
  • Cross-border and domestic tax structuring
  • Special areas of expertise, including fintech, renewable energy, and outbound FDI

As a supplement to its corporate, property and tax expertise, PUGNATORIUS Ltd. provides efficient transaction support services and legal project management for challenging assignments. In selected cases, the PUGNATORIUS group acts as an arranger for high-value investment projects in Thailand and abroad.

Membership:

The Bangkok law firm is an ordinary member of the EABC European Association for Business and Commerce, the umbrella organization of the European chambers of commerce in Thailand.

The firm acts under the second brand “Justinian Lawyers” and owns the Thai trademarks in this name.