China has one of the fastest growing economies in the world and now ranks at number two globally, presenting both opportunities and challenges for businesses seeking to work there.

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Our China Desk is supported by a team of legal experts, containing fluent Mandarin and Cantonese speakers.

With extensive experience in a full range of mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital, intellectual property and licensing as well as commercial litigation and dispute management, we provide a complete, cohesive cross-border service, underpinned by a belief in excellent client service, collaboration and innovation.

This includes inbound work (for example Chinese corporates acquiring businesses in Europe or highly skilled, high net worth individuals, investors and entrepreneurs seeking residency in the UK), outbound work (such as US and European businesses setting up in and accessing the Chinese market) as well as Chinese corporates seeking to list on the London Stock Exchange Main Market or the Alternative Investment Market (AIM).

We understand your needs and business objectives. We help to bridge the cultural differences translating both the law and business process into a way of working that gets results.

We’re committed to helping you to achieve your business objectives.

Some of our experts

Jay Birch

Partner - Head of International Corporate Development

I am a Partner in the Corporate team and have extensive experience in the full range of corporate transactions.

Stephen Sumpton

Partner - Head of Commercial Occupiers Group

I am a Partner in the Real Estate team with over 20 years' experience specialising in investment, development, major corporate occupiers and the relevant aspects of cross border and domestic corporate mergers, acquisitions and disposals.