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Whether you are planning an acquisition as part of your growth strategy, looking for greenfield investment or thinking about diversifying into new sectors, our experts offer you the right mix of legal and tax advice. Having lawyers who think and act beyond their traditional role and seek to add value can help you secure the competitive edge you need in an ever-changing business environment. Being part of an international team of more than 700 corporate lawyers in over 34 countries, our team in China can assist you in all aspects of corporate law and M&A, both domestically and internationally.

Our Awards:

  • China Business Law Awards – M&A (2013) by China Business Law Journal
  • M&A Deal of the Year (2013) by China Business Law Journal
  • International Firm in M&A (2013) by Chambers and Partners
  • Recognised Foreign Firm in M&A China (2013) by IFLR1000
  • International Law Firms to Watch in M&A (2015) by Asian Legal Business

Whatever your size, a large publicly listed company or a small privately owned business, our team of more than 30 legal experts in China can deliver a tailored, commercially valued and cost effective solution for you, covering areas such as M&A, establishment of joint ventures, wholly owned foreign enterprises and holding companies, legal due diligence, restructuring, corporate finance, corporate governance and compliance, spin-offs and liquidations as well as IPOs. Our team consists of experts from all practice areas and sectors such as automotive, banking and finance, chemicals, consumer goods, energy, engineering and manufacturing, environmental protection and new energies, hotels and leisure, lifesciences, service industries, technology, media and communications and trading industries. This allows us to understand your specific issues for a transaction and provide you with advice within context, saving time and money. It also allows us to pinpoint your real commercial issues and risks in a transaction. Our long-standing experience in China in dealing with government bodies ensures our ability to support you throughout the often complex regulatory approvals.

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Dr. Ulrike Glueck
Man­aging Part­ner
Head of Corporate Practice Area Group and TMC Sector Group
China, Shanghai
Ulrike Glueck is a renowned China expert and one of the leading lawyers advising international companies on M&A transactions and restructuring projects in China. After practicing law in Germany for...
Jeanette Yu
Jeanette Yu
Head of Employment & Pensions, CMS China
China, Shanghai
Jeanette Yu has more than 16 years’ experience in advising clients on Chinese labour law. She has been involved in a number of significant projects and has advised clients on a wide range of e...
Nicolas Zhu
Nicolas Zhu
Head of Lifesciences Sector Group, CMS China
China, Shanghai
Nicolas Zhu is a partner of the CMS Shanghai office. Before joining CMS Shanghai office in 2002, he worked in the Shanghai office of a French law firm as well as a leading Chinese law firm. He...
Dr. Falk Lichtenstein
Falk has been advising clients in corporate law, Chinese and international commercial law as well as dispute resolution since 2006. His clients comprise foreign companies and their Chinese ...
Aiping Bao
China, Shanghai
Aiping is counsel at CMS, China Shanghai Office. She has been providing advice for both Chinese companies and international companies on corporate and commercial transactions as well as on...
Michael Munzinger
Michael Munzinger, LL.M.
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
China, Shanghai
Michael joined CMS, China in 2014 and focuses on the corporate and commercial practice areas. He mainly advises clients on cross-border transactions, Chinese corporate law, especially foreign direct...
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Vera Zhang
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
Vera is specialising in venture capital and private equity investment, cross-border M&A transactions, IPOs, bond issuance and capital market transactions. Vera advises clients in reorganisation, due...
Xiao Xiao
China, Shanghai
Xiao Xiao is Associate at CMS, China Shanghai Office. Her main practice areas include corporate law and commercial law. She has more than 4 years’ experience in advising international companies on v...
Reika Yu
China, Shanghai
Reika Yu is Associate at CMS, China Shanghai Office. She has more than 10 years’ experience in advising Chinese and foreign investors on corporate and commercial issues and also specializes in real e...
Sahra Wang
Sarah Wang
China, Shanghai
Sarah is Associate at CMS, China Shanghai Office. She is proficient in providing developers, agencies and various investors with overall legal service in the acquisition, sales, construction, and...