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Cross-border Investment/M&A

Our cross-border investment/M&A group provides multi-jurisdictional, multilingual, and transcultural services, handling big-ticket domestic investment deals valued from over ten million to more than one billion US dollars for clients worldwide and advising Chinese clients on their investment/M&As across most countries in North America, South America, Europe, Southeast Asia, Southern Asia, Central Asia, Western Asia, and Africa.

 

Our services span the entire lifecycle of varied cross-border investment/M&As, from industry access, transaction structuring, due diligence on target projects and business partners, project financing, drafting, negotiation, and execution of transaction documents, and approval by regulatory authorities, through to transaction closing and final integration of transaction. We have market-leading lawyers specialized in every industry sector to handle sophisticated investment/M&A deals in all aspects, including tax, foreign exchange, compliance, environment, real estate, intellectual property, labor, and antitrust. Not only do our lawyers showcase diverse expertise, they also have excellent language abilities and can work in English, French, German, Russian, Spanish, Japanese, and/or Korean.

 

We have for many years maintained our leading position in the market and received widespread recognition. Since Chambers Asia-Pacific ranked Chinese law firms for the first time in 2007, every year has seen our lawyers breaking into its individual rankings, including Band 1 in M&A; and our M&A practice has stayed in the top tier for years in succession.

 

In recent years, we have helped a host of Chinese and foreign multinationals, funds, and listed companies complete numerous high-profile and complex deals, which are testament to our core competitive strength of providing integrated and high-quality services by dint of our efficiency in mobilizing resources, rich hands-on experience, and seamless interdisciplinary cooperation. Also shown in these deals are our deep understanding of Chinese laws, regulatory environment, and cultural differences; agility in applying tax, finance, and business knowledge; keen sense of commercial logics; and pragmatic, constructive, and innovative approach to tackle complex or cutting-edge issues. We adhere to professionalism and strive to provide excellent services with a view to helping our clients increase their value, achieve business goals, and keep growing.

Scope of Services

  • Domestic and overseas greenfield investment
  • Market access
  • Joint venture and strategic cooperation
  • Real estate and “new infrastructure” investment/M&As
  • Acquisition of Chinese listed or unlisted companies by foreign investors
  • Multi-jurisdictional cross-border M&As
  • Investigation of the legal environment of target jurisdictions and analysis of associated risks
  • Overseas investment, and equity or asset M&As
  • Overseas infrastructure investment and PPP projects
  • Sale or divestiture of business or assets
  • Cross-border business or asset restructuring
  • Cross-border financing and security
  • Cross-border tax planning and structuring