Reed Smith's office in Beijing complements the firm's Hong Kong operation. Attorneys in Beijing advise on Chinese investment, capital markets and trade issues; as well as investment and other corporate transactions, M&A, and dispute resolution. Among their decades of experience representing clients in China, Reed Smith's legal team in Beijing represented the first hotel joint venture in the region; the first joint venture-related arbitration; the first and second public listings of a PRC company in Germany; and one of the first acquisitions under the PRC's provisional M&A regulations. In trade and regulatory matters, the team has worked to open key markets for the technology, construction, and service industries.