Nixon Peabody combines on-the-ground experience and talent with the resources of an approximately 700 lawyer global law firm to deliver value to a broad range of companies doing business in China, and Chinese companies investing and operating abroad. We are able to reconcile Western and Chinese legal concepts, understand Chinese culture and negotiating styles, negotiate transactions in Chinese, conduct due diligence of Chinese-language documents, and prepare the dual-language documentation often required for transactions in China. More importantly, we are positioned to assist clients in getting problems resolved in China. We assist in a wide variety of areas, including:
- U.S. and European companies expanding their operations into China
- Chinese companies expanding into the U.S. and Europe
- Patent, trademark, and copyright protection
- Dispute resolution and problem solving
- Raising and deploying capital internationally
- Compliance tasks in China and around the globe
Our attorneys stay current on the continuing changes in China’s financial, business, and regulatory environments. We understand the nuances of doing business there, and we provide sophisticated support and service on the ground from Shanghai to Beijing to Hong Kong and the other rapidly developing business centers of China. Nixon Peabody’s team gets things done in China.
Our China offices
China practice areas
- Corporate Finance and Securities
- Private Equity
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Intellectual Property
- Venture Capital
- Global Finance
- Project Finance
- Dispute Resolution
- Real Estate
- Regulatory and Market Entry
Our alliance firms
We are pleased to be associated in Hong Kong with CWL Partners and have an alliance in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) with Hylands Law Firm. As a result of these relationships, we can provide enhanced service to our clients. In addition, our clients can count on a seamless approach to China-related engagements. All three firms have a close working relationship.
In total, we have relationships with more than 300 lawyers in seven cities in China, and access to a cross-section of talent that provides to our clients comprehensive support for any China-related transaction or dispute.
Global transactions—integrated team
Nixon Peabody uses an effective team approach on global transactions. We combine the best of a local legal team that understands the client with international lawyers in the U.S., Europe, Hong Kong, and the PRC who have experience in relevant geography—all integrated into a single team that works to exceed the client’s objectives.
Disclaimer: The Hong Kong office of Nixon Peabody LLP operates as a foreign law firm registered with the Law Society of Hong Kong. Nixon Peabody LLP also practices law in Hong Kong in association with CWL Partners, a Hong Kong law firm registered with the Law Society of Hong Kong.
- Carlyle, KKR, TPG Raising Billions for China, But Deals May Be Scarce
Buyouts | April 29, 2013
Partner and leader of the firm’s China and Asia Pacific practice David Cheng discusses private equity deal trends in China.
- Nixon Peabody Adds Boston Partner to China Practice
The Asian Lawyer | September 6, 2012
This article highlights the arrival of Boston partner Linda Ji, a member of the firm's China and global business & transactions practices.
- Environmental, Social, and Governance Diligence on Investments in China
Practical China: Tax & Finance Strategies | April 1, 2012
This article examines the definition, and often redefinition, of fiduciary duties, as well as the approach that prudent fund managers will increasingly be required to take in assessing their investments in China. The column is authored by partner and leader of the firm’s China and Asia Pacific practice David Cheng, New York City Securities associate Richa Naujoks, and Hong Kong Business department associate Elena Poleganova.