Reed Smith’s China team in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong offers clients first rate legal services and advocacy for companies doing business in China or planning to enter the China market. Our team has decades of experience handling first-of-their-kind transactions specifically in corporate, and dispute resolution sectors.
The Beijing office serves Reed Smith’s world-wide clients in the political, educational and cultural center of the country. This places Reed Smith in a strategic location that strengthens the firm’s client-service capabilities in multiple practice areas and industries. Our Beijing office has nearly 20 lawyers who offer extensive experience to a wide range of key industries and represent clients involved in many of China’s most important corporate transactions and trade-related matters.
Reed Smith offers a full-service corporate and commercial practice spanning a diverse array of transactional, regulatory, and litigation and dispute resolution disciplines. Reed Smith is recognised independently as world-wide leaders in many fields including, global regulatory enforcement, energy, trade & commodities, product liability, media & technology, shipping and healthcare & life sciences. In addition, the firm’s multi-disciplinary industry focus groups are comprised of hundreds of lawyers across our network focusing primarily on client solutions for specific sectors. Our Beijing team is fully integrated into the firm’s core practices.
• Mergers & Acquisitions
• Corporate & Securities
• Advertising, Technology & Media
• Commercial Disputes
• Energy & Natural Resources
• Real Estate
Industry Focus Groups
• Financial Industry
• Private Equity
• Life Sciences & Health
• Media & Technology
• Leisure & Hospitality
• Energy & Natural Resources
Throughout China, members of our team have guided clients through the complex processes for mergers and acquisitions, business establishments, and operations, as well as such regulatory matters as investment, trade, customs, distribution, tariffs, antitrust, employment, and intellectual property protections. These legal demands rely on the depth of our experience in China, including a keen understanding of the evolution of Chinese law, and the practical issues surrounding implementation and enforcement by local, provincial and national Chinese government agencies. Our regulatory compliance lawyers advise clients in a number of settings. Multi-national corporations look to Reed Smith for commercial and legal counsel when making investments in China, diversifying operations, and acquiring Chinese companies. We work with all industries and service providers including manufacturers, investment-private equity/venture capital firms, telecommunications, life science and health care companies, energy/natural resources, shipping, retailers, advertising and media. Reed Smith’s China team also advises Chinese companies looking to invest, manufacture, and distribute products around the world.
Members of our team in Beijing have decades of experience in handling first-of-their-kind transactions, including one of China’s first hotel joint ventures, the first JV-related arbitration, and one of the first acquisitions governed by the PRC’s M&A regulations. We have been closely involved with the evolution of PRC law and policy, representing clients in the areas of corporate law, M&A transactions, capital markets, project finance, distribution and trading rights, IP protection, antitrust, and employment law and work with Chinese clients around the world representing PRC companies on their overseas investment projects.
In addition to transactional work, the lawyers in our Beijing office are experienced in commercial arbitration and dispute resolution. Hugh T. Scogin, Jr. is a member of the CIETAC panel of arbitrators, and our team has represented a variety of multinational clients in arbitral proceedings in China. Lawyers in the Beijing office, in conjunction with trusted local PRC litigation counsel, frequently assist clients in dealing with the Chinese dispute resolution process. Matters we have worked on include contract and commercial disputes, IP protection, employment and product liability.
Our China team works seamlessly with our lawyers in the U.S., UK, continental Europe and the Middle East. Many members of the team are experienced U.S. lawyers with the knowledge and skills to advise multinational clients on the implications of their China operations and their compliance with U.S. law. In close collaboration with Reed Smith colleagues in the United States, Hong Kong, Europe and the Middle East, they can bring together the necessary teams to assist clients from all these regions in regulatory compliance issues.
Please contact Beijing Office Managing Partner Hugh Scogin at +86 10 6535 9500 to identify the right lawyer to meet your legal needs.