JT&N has one of the foremost foreign direct investment (FDI) practices in the PRC. One of the earliest law firms in China to handle FDI projects, JT&N draws on its longstanding experience in the field to advise clients on everything from the basic mechanics of inward investment into China, including cooperative and equity joint ventures and wholly-foreign owned enterprises (WFOEs), to the most sophisticated investment strategies in China today. The firm’s FDI practice encompasses M&A, private equity and capital markets transactions, with particular strength in the structuring, negotiation and documentation of a wide range of complex corporate and financing transactions. We work closely with major international law firms in North America, Europe and Asia to provide coordinated cross-border advice on foreign investment projects.
Our lawyers have extensive experience counseling clients on the full spectrum of foreign investment into China, including:
Raising RMB funds for fund management companies
Qualified foreign institutional investor (QFII)
Wholly-foreign owned enterprises (WFOEs)
Establishment of branch and representative Offices
Joint-stock company investments
JT&N brings transactional sophistication together with regulatory expertise to all of its FDI projects, and our clients benefit from the firm’s long-established relationships with the PRC ministries and governmental agencies charged with regulating and overseeing foreign investment in to China.
The volume of industry-specific laws, regulations and policies in China is growing at an explosive pace, and JT&N’s lawyers are recognized experts on the legal and regulatory framework governing a broad range of industries. We regularly counsel clients on the entire process of applying for and obtaining government approvals at national, provincial and local levels, compliance with central and local-level regulations, and the implications of tax and financial regulatory oversight for specific industries. The firm provides accurate and timely advice on issues such as appropriate licensing, practical approaches to new policies, how to operate within unsettled areas of regulation, and how to best position a company for future regulatory developments. We routinely act as PRC counsel in advising and opining on complex cross-border transactions and financings that require the highest level of expertise in the PRC legal and regulatory environment.