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 in the investment, life sciences and hotel industries.
The Shanghai office - newly established in July 2011 in the international economic, financial and trade center of China in the well-known Nanjing Road West areas- made us one of the largest 20 firms in Asia. This location in Shanghai allows us to continue to strengthen our client-service capabilities in multiple practice areas and industries. We presently have nine lawyers, who represent clients in matters involving general corporate, cross-border investment, mergers and acquisitions, debt restructuring, financing, intellectual property, import & export control, labor issues, hotel management, and litigation and arbitration.
Reed Smith offers a full-service corporate and commercial practice spanning a diverse array of transactional, regulatory, and litigation and dispute resolution disciplines. We are recognized independently as leaders in many fields including, global regulatory enforcement, energy, trade & commodities, product liability, media & technology, shipping and healthcare & life sciences. The Shanghai office routinely handles matters involving general corporate, cross-border investment, mergers and acquisitions, debt restructuring, financing, intellectual property, import & export control, labor issues, hotel management, and litigation and arbitration. 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.
Throughout China, our lawyers have guided clients through the first joint-venture related arbitration and one of the first mergers under China’s new M&A regulation. Clients turn to our China team on investment, trade, customs, distribution, tariffs, antitrust, employment, intellectual property protections, and a wide array of legal needs arising from mergers, acquisitions, and setting up representative offices and wholly owned foreign enterprises. 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 dispute resolution and regulatory compliance lawyers defend and 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.
Our China offices have been honored to receive the:
- Private Equity Deal of the Year – 2011 – IFLR Asia Award (Hong Kong)
- Asian Counsel – Firm of the Year 2010 – Pacific Business Press
- Leading Arbitration and Dispute Resolution Practice – 2009/2010 – Chambers and Asia Legal Business (Hong Kong)
The Shanghai office is led by Managing Partner Jay Yan, a New York-licensed lawyer who has been working in Shanghai for 16 years. Partner Ivan Chiang, who recently joined the firm, has more than 15 years of experience handling all types of corporate transactions, both as in-house counsel and in private practice, in Greater China. Zack Dong and John Tan, both counsel, are senior experienced lawyers specializing in corporate law and compliance, respectively. The Shanghai team is rounded out by Amy Yin, Alex Wang, Shirley Xu and Amy Yang. In addition, the Shanghai office is also supported by Gordon Schatz, a senior partner splitting his time between Washington D.C., Shanghai and Beijing. The firm is currently recruiting additional lawyers and planning to grow up to a strong platform of 20 to 25 lawyers and enhance our presence in Shanghai.
Please contact Shanghai Office Managing Partner Jay Yan at +86 21 6032 3188 to identify the right lawyer to meet your legal needs.