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Beijing

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

In 2004, we opened our Beijing office to assist multinational clients with a broad spectrum of domestic and cross-border legal issues and to provide strategic counseling for clients regularly interfacing with Chinese regulators and governmental bodies.

Lawyers in our Beijing are fluent in English and Mandarin and have a deep understanding of Chinese markets, with sector experience in consumer products, energy, financial services, healthcare, higher education institutions, manufacturing, real estate, technology, and transportation and logistics.  

Combined with our fully integrated global network, our lawyers in Beijing seamlessly advise:

  • Multinational clients on their PRC inbound investments and operations, including antitrust and competition, asset management, intellectual property protection, labor and workplace safety, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital, and policy and regulatory-related issues;
  • Chinese clients on their outbound investments and go-global initiatives, including the Belt & Road initiatives, accessing debt and equity capital markets, global compliance issues and audits, international arbitration and litigation, international trades and export controls, private and public mergers and acquisitions; and
  • International nongovernmental organizations on their PRC-based philanthropic endeavors.

In 2020, we expanded our China-based Intellectual Property (IP) capabilities by launching the K&L Gates IP Agency in Beijing, which now allows us to file and prosecute trademark applications directly with the China National Intellectual Property Administration.

Capabilities:

  • Antitrust, Competition, and Trade Regulation
  • Asset Management and Investment Funds
  • Data Protection, Privacy, and Security
  • Emerging Growth and Venture Capital
  • Energy, Infrastructure, and Resources
  • Finance
  • IP Litigation (including section 337 proceedings)
  • IP Procurement and Portfolio Management
  • Investigations, Enforcement and White Collar: Anti-bribery and Anti-corruption 
  • Labor, Employment, and Workplace Safety
  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution (mediation and arbitration)
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Restructuring and Insolvency
  • Policy and Regulatory 
  • Private Equity Transactions 
  • Real Estate
  • Tax 
  • Telecommunications, Media, and Technology
  • The 2021 Chambers Asia-Pacific and Global Guides recognized the firm among leaders in China in the area of Corporate/M&A.
  • The 2021 Legal 500 Asia Pacific Guide recognized the firm among leaders in China in the areas of Corporate/M&A and Intellectual Property.
  • 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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