China: supporting inbound and outbound investment CMS has been helping clients invest in and from China for 30 years. With two local offices in Beijing and Shanghai and an extensive international footprint, CMS can provide clients with the breadth and depth you need from international lawyers when investing into new markets. By working with us, you benefit from our deep understanding of different international legal systems and cultures, enabling us to provide our clients with solution driven and commercial advice on their important projects. We bring together lawyers from corporate, commercial, IP, regulatory, banking & finance, real estate, competition, tax and disputes and also sector specialists in eight different sectors including Lifesciences, TMT, Energy and Financial Institutions & Services, demonstrating to clients our rich knowledge and experience of your sector.We are strongly recognised in the industry and were ‘highly commended’ at the 2014 FT Asia-Pacific Innovative Awards for building an Asia-Pacific Lifesciences business and network of local firms through the Lifesciences Asia-Pacific Network (LAN) and many of our lawyers are market leaders in their fields strengthening the high quality service delivered by CMS to you.Clients know that by working with CMS they have access to a ‘one-stop shop’ to support, project manage and coordinate their cross-border needs. Visit our website at www.cmslegal.cn to learn more about CMS and our operations in China. Inbound investment As China remains a key emerging market for many international businesses, CMS can deliver on the ground support from international lawyers working alongside PRC qualified lawyers who understand the Chinese legal and regulatory systems to provide tailored and expert support. We can also advise on how best to establish/joint venture/partner in China. Outbound investment. The investment by Chinese businesses into Europe is only set to increase. As the largest full service law and tax firm in Europe, we can advise and guide Chinese businesses through the many legal challenges and requirements of operating in Europe from our strong experience of advising many investors on their set-up and day-to-day operations.