Fredrikson & Byron’s China office is located in Shanghai, the hub of China’s industrial technology and home to its largest commercial and financial center.
Services for U.S. Clients Doing Business in China
We provide a broad range of services to serve our U.S. clients who have business dealings in China. We can assist them in all aspects of setting up Chinese operations including: mergers and acquisitions (including Chinese merger contracts); negotiating contracts; facilitating agreements; and locating business partners (buyers, sellers, suppliers). In addition, our services include support in tax issues (import/export, duties, etc.), real estate transactions, employment and immigration matters, and intellectual property issues (including patents, trademarks, and licensing). We can also provide guidance in dispute management, reviewing all court documents and facilitating arguments, sourcing private investigators to assist in investigations, and, when necessary, finding local counsel in China.
Services for Chinese Clients Doing Business in the U.S.
We offer our Chinese clients guidance on all manner of issues related to doing business in the United States. For example, we can assist in setting up business operations in the United States, real estate or land acquisition, drafting and negotiating contracts, purchasing assets or stock of U.S. Companies, financing (either through private offering or IPO), securing licensing agreements, employment issues (immigration, contracts, non-competes, union negotiations, training, etc.), dispute resolution, intellectual property strategy.
Resources for Clients’ U.S.-Chinese Operations
We feel that we can offer our clients unique resources that give them an additional edge in their U.S.-Chinese operations. For instance, our firm has strong relationships with trade offices throughout the United States, which work actively with various state governments to secure ties with Chinese businesses.
We work closely with trade office personnel on trade missions to China, traveling with various state officials and teams presenting seminars for both U.S. and Chinese businesses on expanding operations internationally. Our relationships with these and other highly regarded organizations provide us with additional resources and contacts for our U.S. and Chinese clients, streamlining entry into a new country and preventing problems before they arise.
- Robert Oberlies (cn)612.492.7242