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Suite 1009-1011, Tower C1, Oriental Plaza, No.1 East Chang An Avenue, Dongcheng District
Beijing, 100738

Our Beijing office opened in 2004 to support our clients’ activities in The People’s Republic of China (PRC). Our presence in Beijing enables us to better assist Chinese and international clients on a broad array of complex cross-border transactions and contentious matters, and provide strategic counsel for clients regularly interfacing with governmental bodies in Beijing.

Our lawyers in Beijing are well versed in advising on domestic and international legal issues, and are fluent in English and Mandarin. Our deep understanding of Chinese markets and culture, combined with our fully integrated global network, enables our lawyers in Beijing to provide extensive coverage and a coordinated approach while:

  • advising multinational clients on their PRC-related issues, including mergers and acquisitions and restructuring, licenses and permits, foreign exchange controls, state-owned enterprise issues, intellectual property protection, labor and workplace relations, international trade and customs, competition, and contract manufacturing and sourcing related matters;
  • advising Chinese clients on their outbound investments and go-global initiatives, including mergers and acquisitions and restructurings, equity or debt offerings, global compliance matters (such as data privacy, corporate governance, labor and workplace relations, anti-money laundering, anti-bribery and anti-corruption law issues, such as compliance with the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and U.S. export controls), intellectual property portfolio management, public policy and lobbying, foreign incentive laws, and investment management and licensing, as well as with commercial and intellectual property-related disputes (including section 337 proceedings before the U.S. International Trade Commission); and
  • assisting international nongovernmental organizations on their PRC-based philanthropic endeavors.

We are particularly adept at assisting clients operating in highly regulated industries in the PRC, with deep insights in the automobile, consumer goods, financial services, health care, industrial and manufacturing, logistics, mining and infrastructure, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, real estate, and telecommunications sectors.


  • Antitrust, competition, and trade regulation
  • Corporate/Mergers and acquisitions
  • Energy, infrastructure, and resources
  • Financial services
  • Intellectual property (intellectual property portfolio management, intellectual property disputes, including section 337 proceedings before the U.S. International Trade Commission)
  • Labor, employment, and workplace safety
  • Litigation and dispute resolution (commercial and intellectual property litigation, mediation, and international arbitration)
  • Policy and regulatory (anti-corruption and anti-bribery law compliance, including U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and anti-money laundering law compliance)
  • Privacy, data protection, and information management
  • Real estate
  • Telecom, media, and technology
  • The 2020 Asia-Pacific Chambers guide recognizes the firm among leaders in China in the areas of Corporate/M&A, Capital Markets: Derivatives & Structured Products, TMT: Information Technology, Aviation: Finance, and International Trade/WTO: Consultants.
  • The 2020 Asia-Pacific Legal 500 guide has ranked the firm among leaders in China in the areas of Corporate/M&A, Intellectual Property, Real Estate, and Structured Finance and Securitization.
  • In 2020, three lawyers from the Beijing office have been named among the 2020 Best Lawyers in China.

K&L Gates' Greater China team focuses on inbound and outbound corporate and M&A deals, including corporate, commercial and venture capital transactions, and private equity fund investments. Known for advising Chinese SOEs, the practice also acts for start-ups, and mid-market and large-cap public and private companies. Simon Poh is a cross-border M&A specialist in Shanghai, where Max Gu and of counsel Rong Fan are key advisers; and Frank Voon is a corporate partner in the Beijing and Hong Kong offices. Hong Kong's David Tang is Asia managing partner.

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021

K&L Gates' IP practice in Greater China is experienced in patent prosecution, portfolio development and advisory matters in the US, Asia, Australia, and Europe. The IP litigation team excels in protecting emerging communications technologies, novel drug therapies, iconic brands, trade secrets, copyright, and other proprietary information; and regularly acts in patent infringement disputes before the US' Federal Circuit. The firm's trade mark practice assists large clients with the inventorying, revitalisation and rehabilitation of worldwide trade mark portfolios. In Beijing, Yujing Shu's broad practice covers IP matters, while Greater China and US-based Jay Chiu is a US-qualified IP litigator.

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021

K&L Gates has offices across Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing and handles domestic commercial matters, as well as cross-border mandates. Its broad corporate M&A expertise includes inbound and outbound deals, including corporate, commercial and venture capital transactions and private equity fund investments. David Tang, who splits his time between Seattle, Beijing and Hong Kong, heads the team. Sook Young Yeu, Scott Peterman and William Ho joined as partner from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP and Guiping Lu joined as partner from Haiwen & Partners.

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021

Serves a range of clients including Chinese SOEs and corporates, private equity funds and multinational conglomerates on their investments and corporate deals. Frequently involved in deals involving clients from the real estate, energy and technology sector. Regularly advises clients on acquisitions, disposals and joint ventures, as well as private equity investments and VC fundraisings.

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