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Corporate/M&A

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:

  • China Business Law Awards in M&A (Inbound & domestic) by China Business Law Journal (CBLJ), 2020, 2021
  • Ranked Law Firm for Corporate and M&A in China: Foreign Firms by Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2017-2021
  • Notable Firm for M&A – Foreign Firms by IFLR 1000, 2017-2021
  • Notable Firm for M&A in China (International) by Thomson Reuters Asian Legal Business (ALB), 2018, 2020
  • 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, 2021

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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01/06/2021
Some leaks can­'t be fixed
“Con­fid­en­tial in­form­a­tion is like an ice cube... give it to the party who has no re­fri­ger­at­or or will not agree to keep it in one, and by the time of the tri­al you have just a pool of wa­ter.” This...
06/05/2021
High­lights on New Reg­u­la­tions on Su­per­vi­sion and Ad­min­is­tra­tion of Med­ic­al...
On 18 March 2021, the State Coun­cil pro­mul­gated the Reg­u­la­tions on Su­per­vi­sion and Ad­min­is­tra­tion of Med­ic­al Devices (Re­vised in 2021), which will take ef­fect on 1 June 2021 (the "New Med­ic­al Device Reg­u­la­tions")...
16/04/2021
CMS, China Nom­in­ated in ALB China Law Awards 2021
We are pleased to an­nounce that CMS, China has been nom­in­ated again as “IP Law Firm of the Year – In­ter­na­tion­al” and “Real Es­tate Law Firm of the Year – In­ter­na­tion­al” in ALB (Asi­an Leg­al...
17/03/2021
PRC Min­istry of Com­merce Is­sues New No­tice on Sta­bil­iz­ing For­eign In­vest­ment
To fur­ther sta­bil­ize for­eign in­vest­ment, im­prove the struc­ture and qual­ity of for­eign in­vest­ment and bet­ter handle for­eign in­vest­ment mat­ters in 2021, the PRC Min­istry of Com­merce (“MOF­COM”) on 25...
16/03/2021
PRC Min­istry of Com­merce Is­sues New No­tice on Sta­bil­iz­ing For­eign In­vest­ment
To fur­ther sta­bil­ize for­eign in­vest­ment, im­prove the struc­ture and qual­ity of for­eign in­vest­ment and bet­ter handle for­eign in­vest­ment mat­ters in 2021, the PRC Min­istry of Com­merce (“MOF­COM”) on 25...
26/01/2021
China en­acts fur­ther Meas­ures for Se­cur­ity Re­view of For­eign In­vest­ment
On 19 Decem­ber 2020, the Na­tion­al De­vel­op­ment and Re­form Com­mis­sion ("NDRC") and the Min­istry of Com­merce ("MOF­COM") jointly is­sued the Meas­ures for Se­cur­ity Re­view of For­eign In­vest­ment (the "Meas­ures")...
25/01/2021
China En­acts Fur­ther Meas­ures for Se­cur­ity Re­view of For­eign In­vest­ment
On 19 Decem­ber 2020, the Na­tion­al De­vel­op­ment and Re­form Com­mis­sion ("NDRC") and the Min­istry of Com­merce ("MOF­COM") jointly is­sued the Meas­ures for Se­cur­ity Re­view of For­eign In­vest­ment (the "Meas­ures")...
15/01/2021
CMS, China ranks in ten prac­tice areas in Leg­al 500 Asia Pa­cific
We are pleased to an­nounce that CMS, China has been ranked and re­com­men­ded in ten areas in the Leg­al 500 Asia Pa­cific 2021 edi­tion. We con­tin­ue to be re­cog­nised in the areas of An­ti­trust and com­pet­i­tion...
08/01/2021
China re­leases its re­vised Neg­at­ive List for Mar­ket Ac­cess 2020 and Cata­logue...
On 10 Decem­ber 2020, the Na­tion­al De­vel­op­ment and Re­form Com­mis­sion ("NDRC") and the Min­istry of Com­merce ("MOF­COM") jointly is­sued the Neg­at­ive List for Mar­ket Ac­cess (2020 Ver­sion) (the "Mar­ket Ac­cess...
08/01/2021
China Re­leases Its Re­vised Neg­at­ive List for Mar­ket Ac­cess 2020 and Cata­logue...
On 10 Decem­ber 2020, the Na­tion­al De­vel­op­ment and Re­form Com­mis­sion ("NDRC") and the Min­istry of Com­merce ("MOF­COM") jointly is­sued the Neg­at­ive List for Mar­ket Ac­cess (2020 Ver­sion) (the "Mar­ket Ac­cess...
03/12/2020
An over­view on cash pool­ing in China
Cash pool­ing en­ables cor­por­ate groups to min­im­ize bank­ing fa­cil­it­ies ex­pendit­ure through eco­nom­ies of scale. However, cash pool­ing agree­ments must be care­fully struc­tured in or­der to min­im­ize the risks...
02/12/2020
An Over­view on Cash Pool­ing in China