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Corporate/M&A

China

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 40 countries, our team in China can assist you in all aspects of corporate law and M&A, both domestically and internationally.

Our Awards:

  • Ranked Law Firm for Corporate and M&A in China: Foreign Firms by Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2018, 2019
  • Notable Firm for M&A – Foreign Firms by IFLR 1000, 2017 - 2019
  • Notable Firm for M&A in China (International) by Thomson Reuters Asian Legal Business (ALB), 2018
  • Law Firm of the Year - M&A by China Business Law Journal (CBLJ), 2013
  • M&A Deal of the Year by China Business Law Journal (CBLJ), 2013

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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CMS, China ranks in ten prac­tice areas in Leg­al 500...
13 Jan 20
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On 31 Decem­ber 2019, the Im­ple­ment­ing Reg­u­la­tions of the For­eign In­vest­ment Law of the People's Re­pub­lic of China (“Im­ple­ment­ing Reg­u­la­tions”) have fi­nally been pro­mul­gated by the State Coun­cil of...
1/7/2020
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27 Dec 19
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On 1 Janu­ary 2019, the PRC Law on the Pre­ven­tion and Con­trol of Soil Con­tam­in­a­tion (“Law on Pre­ven­tion of Soil Con­tam­in­a­tion”) entered in­to ef­fect—the first spe­cif­ic law on pre­ven­tion and con­trol...
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On 12 Septem­ber 2019, the People’s Gov­ern­ment of Shang­hai Mu­ni­cip­al­ity re­leased the Sev­er­al Opin­ions on Fur­ther Pro­mot­ing For­eign In­vest­ment (Hu Fu Gui [2019] No. 37, the “Opin­ions”). The Opin­ions...
26 Nov 19
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31 Jul 19
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30 Aug 19
Shang­hai Con­tin­ues En­cour­aging Re­gion­al Headquar­ters...
04 Jul 19
China en­acts New Neg­at­ive Lists and New Cata­logue of In­dus­tries for...
For dec­ades for­eign in­vest­ment in­to China has been sub­ject to ap­prov­al by the com­pet­ent Au­thor­ity of Com­merce (“AoC”) and re­gis­tra­tion with the com­pet­ent Mar­ket Su­per­vi­sion Ad­min­is­tra­tion (“MSA”...
25 Jul 19
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PRC Su­preme People's Court is­sued Pro­vi­sions on Sev­er­al Is­sues Con­cern­ing...
In China, the PRC Su­preme People’s Court (“SPC”) has the power to is­sue in­ter­pret­a­tions of PRC stat­utory laws which are bind­ing on oth­er courts. In the past, the SPC has already re­leased four set...