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Shearman & Sterling was among the first global law firms to establish a Beijing office approved and licensed by China’s Ministry of Justice. Since then, as China has emerged as a global economic powerhouse, we have worked closely alongside our clients as their businesses in China developed and expanded. Today, in addition to international investors and investment banks, our clients include Chinese state-owned enterprises and small- and medium-sized private Chinese enterprises across a broad spectrum of industries.
Our lawyers have represented clients on many groundbreaking transactions. Since advising on the first Sino-foreign joint venture between a Chinese entity and a US partner 20 years ago, we have continued to do precedent-setting work. This includes the first successful M&A transaction done under the new Chinese M&A rules, and the first power project refinancing in the People’s Republic of China completed by a wholly foreign-owned enterprise.
Our Beijing office has advised the biggest and most well-known Chinese companies and major underwriters on numerous securities offerings and listings on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange the New York Stock Exchange, and NASDAQ. We are recognized for the size and complexity of our transactions, as well as the balance of issuers and underwriters in our client base.
Lawyers in Beijing are bilingual and most of them are native speakers of Putonghua. They have a deep knowledge of local regulations and laws, as well as local business practices, and work closely with colleagues throughout Asia, the Americas, and Europe to provide seamless service to international clients.
We invite you to download our China brochure to find out more about Shearman & Sterling's Greater China practice.
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