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China and Hong Kong

With more than 40 lawyers and consultants in our China and Hong Kong group, our International practice has extensive experience of China and Hong Kong.

A number of our lawyers, consultants and staff interested in the group speak Cantonese, Mandarin, Mongolian and Yunanese. Firmwide our lawyers, consultants and staff speak more than 40 languages.

Overview

We offer unrivalled experience for clients wishing to do business in China, as well as for Chinese companies doing cross-border business throughout the world and investing in numerous countries, particularly in Africa and Latin America. In order to achieve this we work with local counsel, including our fellow members of legal networks LNI and Lex Mundi, who have offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Dalian, Haikou and Hong Kong.

The majority of the work we undertake relating to China corresponds with our principal activities throughout the rest of the world. We represent public and private businesses engaged in day to day corporate activity, conducting banking and finance activities, mergers and acquisitions, corporate and commercial transactions, fund development, corporate finance, commercial contracts, cross border sales and tax advice.

Our capital markets and finance team assists with advice on private equity, IPOs, debt finance and project finance needs, drawing upon especially deep resources in the US, Europe, Latin America and Africa. In particular, our teams in the US, London and Brussels offer insight and depth in financing and floating companies, acting for investment banks, syndicated and asset based lenders, nomads, brokers and sponsors, as well as market entrants. For equity capital markets, we focus on the NYSE and NASDAQ, as well as on the London Stock Exchange, AIM, PLUS, GXG, JSE, NSE, SGX and a variety of international and regional exchanges.

Of particular interest to those doing business in China and Chinese companies doing business outside China, are our special areas of experience, which include overseas real property investment, M&A, private equity and corporate investment, intellectual property (filings and enforcement of rights), tax, finance, the establishment of wholly foreign-owned entities, and the creation of joint ventures.

Oil, Gas, Mining and other Natural Resources

McGuireWoods brings deep legal background in the extractive industries. Our Mining Industry practice includes activities related to base-metal, precious metals, rare earth minerals, coal, uranium, and construction aggregates industries. Our oil and gas team brings substantial upstream and downstream experience supporting majors and independent extractors, transportation, commodities and distribution industries in critically endowed regions, including in the Shale O&G Industry, where our team is led from our Pittsburgh office. This, combined with our US mining capability, gives our team deep technical and sector expertise.

Energy

McGuireWoods’ Energy Industry practice focuses on regulation, deregulation and restructuring of public and private utilities; on the development, acquisition, sale and financing of natural gas, power generation and other energy facilities; and on the marketing and trading of energy commodities. We represent governments, utilities, industrial energy consumers, in project development and finance, international energy development, environmental, land use, contract negotiation, taxation and privatization matters.

Dispute Resolution

McGuireWoods lawyers also advise on multinational litigation, international arbitration and dispute resolution. Our dispute resolution practitioners are experienced in project managing litigation in multiple jurisdictions.

Corporate Social Responsibility and International Anticorruption

McGuireWoods brings core capability in navigating complexities of state of the art corporate compliance programmes setting paradigms for emerging standards of corporate social responsibility as evolving from the UN, US, EU, as well as international donors, trade association standards and NGOs. We regularly advise on global fraud and corruption issues, including the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and UK Bribery Act 2010 (UKBA), UN, EU and US economic and trade sanction penalties.

Firm partner, Vivian Robinson QC, based in London, previously served as first general counsel at the UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) where he spearheaded development of the SFO’s enforcement policy under the UKBA and acted as primary liaison to the public and business communities.

Our Network

McGuireWoods lawyers offer the experience and knowledge of China as well as connections and contacts, together with the expertise and resources of an international law practice, to provide a seamless and cost-effective full range of legal services to our clients, where appropriate, with the assistance of local law firms.

CONTACTS

Janet P. Peyton Partner T: +1 804 775 1166
Robert B. Rakison Partner T: +44 20 7632 1620
Jeffrey S. Yang Associate T: +1 310 315 8218
Yuan-Ying Hsu Partner T: +1 312 849 8174
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Private equity fund and portfolio company

Representation of a private equity fund and portfolio company in connection with the sale of portfolio company to a strategic buyer located in China. Size of deal: $210,000,000 (plus $211,000,000 of potential post-closing payments).
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Leading China-based provider of outsourced information technology

Represented a leading China-based provider of outsourced information technology and research and development services in the acquisition of  a provider of value-driven IT and process consulting services, for $5.5 million plus an earnout.
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Chemical company

Representation of a chemicals company in connection with its purchase of an industrial lubricants manufacturer. The transaction involved the purchase of two Swiss companies with subsidiaries in the United Kingdom, the United States, China, Hong Kong, India, Hungary and a U.K. headquarters operation.
Representative Matter

Offshore manufacturer and distributor of adaptive living products

Advising on £90 million sale of shares in an offshore manufacturer and distributor of adaptive living products to a private equity backed MBO. Jurisdictions: England, Isle of Man, China
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UK technology company

Assisted a UK technology company in its proposed acquisition of a target in China.
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Special purpose vehicle backed by two Bermudan hedge funds

Advising on US$32 million purchase of a household name consumer electronics manufacturer based in Hong Kong which is now a world leading producer of car satellite navigation systems. Our client was a special purpose vehicle backed by two Bermudan hedge funds. Jurisdictions: BVI, Hong Kong, Bermuda, China, Germany, England
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Swedish manufacturing company

Assisted a Swedish manufacturing company in its proposed acquisition of a US target with subsidiaries in China.
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Asian product assembly company

Advised on various toll manufacturing arrangements for product assembly in Asia (China, Hong Kong, and Indonesia).
Representative Matter

Chinese TV, ecommerce and multi-media shopping platform

Advised on the admission to AIM of a Chinese TV, ecommerce and multi-media shopping platform.
Representative Matter

High end retail brand

Advising a high end retail brand on its franchises and licensing in Hong Kong, including assisting in a trademark dispute in mainland China.
Representative Matter

Medical group

Represent a medical group in a formation of a joint venture for product sourcing in China.
Representative Matter

Chinese manufacturer and seller of fasteners

Representation of Chinese manufacturer and seller of fasteners in appeal against the judgement of the General Court of the European Union concerning definitive anti-dumping measures on imports of carbon steel fasteners from China.
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Vassilis Akritidis
Partner
rue des Colonies 56 - box 3
1000 Brussels

T: +32 2 629 42 53
F: +32 2 629 42 22
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Yongqing Bao
Associate
rue des Colonies 56 - box 3
1000 Brussels

T: +32 2 629 42 24
F: +32 2 629 42 22
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Barry Biggar Barry Peter Biggar
Partner
1345 Avenue of the Americas
7th Floor
New York, NY 10105-0106

T: +1 212 548 7010
F: +1 212 715 6270
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Stephanie K Briggs Evans Stephanie K. Briggs Evans
Partner
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

T: +1 704 343 2249
F: +1 704 444 8711
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Milt Cerney Milton Cerny
Counsel
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

T: +1 202 857 1711
F: +1 804 698 2278
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William J Cook William J. Cook
Partner
77 West Wacker Drive
Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60601-1818

T: +1 312 750 2750
F: +1 312 698 4536
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Asheesh Das Dr Asheesh Das
Partner
11 Pilgrim Street
London EC4V 6RN
United Kingdom

T: +44 20 7632 1682
F: +44 20 7632 1638
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Patrick A De Ridder Patrick A. De Ridder
Partner
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

11 Pilgrim Street
London EC4V 6RN
United Kingdom

T: +1 804 775 4369
F: +1 804 698 2221
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T:+44 20 7632 1716
F: +44 20 7632 1638

Tricia Dunlap Tricia A. Dunlap
Attorney
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

T: +1 804 775 1453
F: +1 804 698 2065
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William N Federspiel William N. Federspiel
Associate
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

T: +1 804 775 4382
F: +1 804 698 2011
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Sidney Kanazawa Sidney Kanazawa
Partner
1800 Century Park East
8th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067-1501

T: +1 310 315 8238
F: +1 310 315 8210
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Donald E King Donald E. King
Partner
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

T: +1 804 775 4325
F: +1 804 698 2102
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Mark Langford Mark Langford
Partner
11 Pilgrim Street
London EC4V 6RN
United Kingdom

T: +44 20 7632 1683
F: +44 20 7632 1638
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Harrison L Marshall Jr. Harrison L. Marshall Jr.
Partner
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

T: +1 704 343 2004
F: +1 704 444 8750
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Jonathan C Maude Jonathan C. Maude
Partner
11 Pilgrim Street
London EC4V 6RN
United Kingdom

T: +44 20 7632 1605
F: +44 20 7632 1638
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Yves Melin Yves Melin
Partner
rue des Colonies 56 - box 3
1000 Brussels

T: +32 2 629 42 26
F: +32 2 629 42 22
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Simon Clark Simon A. Neilson-Clark
Partner
11 Pilgrim Street
London EC4V 6RN
United Kingdom

T: +44 20 7632 1725
F: +44 20 7632 1638
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Gabriella V Olson-Welsh Gabriella V. Olson-Welsh
Senior Associate
11 Pilgrim Street
London EC4V 6RN
United Kingdom

T: +44 20 7632 1673
F: +44 20 7632 1638
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Philip J Perzek Philip J. Perzek
Partner
77 West Wacker Drive
Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60601-1818

T: +1 312 849 8270
F: +1 312 698 4555
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Robert B Rakison Robert B. Rakison
Partner
11 Pilgrim Street
London EC4V 6RN
United Kingdom

T: +44 20 7632 1620
F: +44 20 7632 1638
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Anand V Ramana Anand V. Ramana
Partner
2001 K Street N.W.
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20006-1040

T: +1 202 857 1734
F: +1 202 828 2973
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Maria Rasmussen Maria P. Rasmussen
Senior Counsel
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

T: +1 804 775 4334
F: +1 804 698 2212
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Vivian Robinson QC Vivian Robinson QC
Partner
11 Pilgrim Street
London EC4V 6RN
United Kingdom

T: +44 20 7632 1732
F: +44 20 7632 1638
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Jeffrey Rothschild Jeffrey Lee Rothschild
Partner
1345 Avenue of the Americas
7th Floor
New York, NY 10105-0106

T: +1 212 548 7086
F: +1 212 715 6291
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J. Patrick Rowan J. Patrick Rowan
Partner
2001 K Street N.W.
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20006-1040

T: +1 202 857 1758
F: +1 202 828 3304
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