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China Practice

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LeClairRyan’s China practice provides Chinese companies and individuals with effective and comprehensive solutions for doing business in the U.S., and also provides assistance to American and foreign businesses seeking to do business in China. As a full-service firm with offices across the U.S., we focus on helping our clients achieve investment and business goals, with emphases on facilitating inbound U.S. expansion, and capital financing for Chinese companies. We also successfully guide Chinese companies and individuals involved in U.S. litigation and regulatory investigations. In addition, we help connect our clients to foreign advisors and contacts who also provide practical solutions.

Our team includes attorneys and professionals who speak Chinese, understand Chinese culture, and are qualified to practice in China. Not only does our China practice possess legal acumen and cross-border experience, many team members are bilingual, have previously lived and worked in China, and maintain an international network that includes contacts in China and throughout the Asia Pacific region.

Members of our team serve clients across industry sectors, including energy and utilities, financial institutions, telecommunications, aviation, manufacturing, fashion and retail, information technology and transportation, automotive, and real estate.

Our distinctive strengths include:

  • Entry and growth in the U.S. market
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Capital structuring and financing
  • Financing and credit transactions
  • Inbound and outbound investing
  • Investment and growth strategies
  • Securities and corporate law, including public offerings, private placements, and shareholder and board matters
  • Taxation
  • Licensing, franchising, and joint ventures
  • Intellectual property matters, including trademark and patent prosecution and enforcement strategy development in China
  • Trade secret protection
  • Employee mobility
  • Blockchain, FinTech, and cryptocurrency
  • Compliance and regulatory issues
  • U.S. litigation and international arbitration
  • Immigration law
  • Aviation law

When assisting our clients that are investing and conducting business in China, we work closely with leading law firms in China, with which we have longstanding and trustworthy working relationships, to ensure that all matters are handled in a cost-effective and efficient manner. In addition, members of our team are active in organizations promoting trade and commerce and cultural relations between the United States and China, including the International Bar Association, the U.S.-China Chamber of Commerce, and the American Intellectual Property Law Association.