Investment/M&A & Corporate Governance


Investment/M&A & Corporate Governance

Investment/M&A is one of our core practice areas and has been widely recognized as a leading practice in the market. Our lawyers have featured in the top band of Chambers Asia Pacific in this area every single year since it released its first ranking for Chinese law firms in 2007. In recent years, we have represented many reputable domestic and international multinationals and listed companies in an array of complex and eye-catching restructuring, M&A and various other transactions and assisted many hi-tech businesses in their development and expansion. In these mandates, our lawyers have demonstrated their core strength of leveraging practical experience and cross-expertise collaboration to provide integrated services for clients and have impressed the clients with their insightful understanding of Chinese laws and regulatory environment, comprehensive knowledge of tax, finance, and business, deep understanding of client’s needs, and consistent ability to provide the best solutions.


Another focus of our services is corporate governance. We have served, among others, Fortune Global 500 companies, famous multinationals, heavyweight companies in various industry sub-sectors, and industrial investment funds across a wide spectrum of industries, including healthcare and life sciences, energy and natural resources, finance, telecommunications and technologies, culture and entertainment, hospitality, auto manufacturing, e-commerce, and fast-moving consumer goods, gaining extensive experience in this field.

Scope of Services

Our corporate governance services cover:
  • Formation and modifications of companies
  • Day-to-day management and business operations of companies
  • Business compliance
  • Business divestiture and restructuring
  • Mergers and split-ups
  • Liquidation and dissolution
  • Drafting of articles of association and internal rules and other corporate governance documents
  • Drafting of board resolutions and shareholder resolutions
  • Corporate equity structuring and pre-IPO restructuring
  • Introduction of venture capital, negotiation and drafting of capital increase agreements, and designing, coordination, and dispute resolution regarding joint-governance arrangement between venture investors and the founding team of a business
  • Designing of employee incentive schemes and drafting of related agreements
  • Other corporate governance matters
Our investment/M&A services cover:
  • Industry access policy consulting
  • Transaction structuring, tax planning, and other transaction related matters
  • Legal due diligence
  • Drafting and negotiation of transaction documents
  • Regulatory approval-related matters involved in transactions
  • Provision of legal opinions as required by clients or regulators
  • Integration of pre-closing, transitional, and post-closing stages of transactions  
  • Merger filings
  • National security review
  • Corporate equity restructuring
  • M&As by foreign capital, negotiation on Sino-foreign equity or contractual joint ventures, and designing of transaction structures
  • Construction, operations, and sales of manufacturing or real estate projects