Dickinson Wright’s China Team
As China’s importance in the global marketplace continues to grow, U.S. and Canadian businesses are actively seeking to invest in and do business in China. In particular, North American businesses are anxious to offer their products and services to the growing Chinese middle class who are flush with one of the highest savings rates in the world.
Dickinson Wright’s China Team represents U.S., Canadian and Chinese clients across industries on all aspects of inbound and outbound investment, bilateral trade, and business matters.
Doing Business in China
Cross-border legal matters are often complex, demanding not only bilingual lawyers, but also legal counsel who understand the ways in which different cultures impact business dealings. With the ability to conduct business in English, Mandarin and Cantonese plus over two decades of on-the-ground experience in China, Dickinson Wright’s lawyers fully grasp the cultural subtleties and the unique aspects of doing business in China, enabling us to provide clients with effective, seamless representation in China’s rapidly developing market.
Our China practice team has extensive corporate, regulatory and transactional experience and has assisted U.S. and Canadian clients with foreign direct investments, formation of wholly foreign-owned enterprises, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory compliance, legal audits, and the full range of commercial dealings, particularly as they relate to cross-border transactions with China and Chinese state-owned enterprises. Our lawyers are also adept at counseling clients on intellectual property matters, including technology licensing and transfer, divestiture and winding down, anti-counterfeiting and enforcement. We represent clients across a broad range of industries including automotive, manufacturing, chemical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, information technology, television and broadcasting, gaming, consumer products, retailing, among others.
Presence in China
Through an affiliation with a local Chinese firm, we have an on-the-ground presence in Shanghai, China, enabling us to offer all our clients easy access to key personnel to facilitate communication, enhance efficiency and deliver high-quality work at a reasonable cost.
Our team of experienced lawyers work closely with the Chinese government to maximize client advantage on market entry and exit strategies. Our insights on the inner workings of the legal systems in the U.S., Canada and China have proven invaluable to our clients who are often anxious to understand the ramifications of the different legal and regulatory environments. Our understanding of the nuances of the law, local customs and business practices enhance our clients’ foreign investment and business prospects, enabling them to navigate the often complex regulatory, tax and legal schemes that can seriously impact their success.
When a dispute arises, our highly sophisticated and experienced litigators ensure that grievances are addressed and our clients’ rights are protected. Our lawyers, local affiliated counsel and professionals have intimate knowledge of the legal environment and can provide that extra level of assurance that the legal strategy employed will minimize legal risk and maximize business opportunities.