Foreign Direct Investment in China

The foreign direct investment environment in China is complex and constantly changing. To set the stage for successful and stable foreign direct investment we address such challenges with a transparent and diligent approach. Our team provides customized services to support each clients’ unique and specific foreign direct investment circumstances.

Whether the client’s objective is to establish an entity from the ground up (such as a representative office, a wholly foreign owned enterprise, or a joint venture) or to build on an existing infrastructure through an acquisition, we provide step-by-step guidance through the foreign direct investment process.

Structural Planning

We guide the client to determine the most appropriate investment vehicle for entering the Chinese market.

Corporate Control

We support the client on critical factors for building a robust framework of corporate control, and then work to implement the appropriate checks and balances together with the client.

Due Diligence

Providing a reliable assessment of an economic entity the due diligence we manage can cover a broad spectrum of issues. Including corporate establishment and controls, property, employment, commercial agreements, importing and exporting, environmental issues, insurance, regulatory compliance, litigation and arbitration, product liability, and more.

In order to deliver a comprehensive review of an entity’s standing our approach can consist of pulling together formal interviews, informal discussions, inquiries, site visits, document review and public records inquiries.

Government Approval and Registration

To ensure that government approvals and registrations are obtained properly, we can manage registration applications for clients.

Bilingual Documentation

We deliver bilingual documentation of relevant application materials and corporate documentation through a translation and verification process to deliver quality.

Intellectual Property Issues

Together with the client, we consider the relevant intellectual property (e.g. domain names, trade secrets, trademarks) and develop an approach to mitigate the risk of intellectual property theft.

Exit or Expansion Strategy

To ensure that the client has exit or expansion strategy options as the foreign direct investment project progresses, we advise on how to structure the foreign direct investment.