Foreign Direct Investment

Practice Areas Foreign Direct Investment

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Outstanding Team

Providing legal services to foreign and foreign-invested enterprises has always been one of Han Kun's core practice areas.  As with our other practice areas, we adhere to the principle of "legal thinking, business perspective" when it comes to handling matters for FDI clients.  When faced with complex legal issues, we provide our clients with rigorous legal advice, while still providing practical legal risk analysis and creative solutions based on our wealth of practical experience.

Han Kun's strength lies in providing comprehensive, integrated legal services which cover direct investment, mergers and acquisitions, general corporate and commercial matters, employment, corporate compliance and regulatory matters, taxation, foreign exchange, competition law, intellectual property, cybersecurity and data protection, capital reduction, winding up and bankruptcy, and dispute resolution.

We have assisted numerous clients to make their mark in China, whether by greenfield investment or cross-border acquisition.  Foreign direct investment is a key practice area of ours as it represents the source of foreign business in China.  Benefiting from our many years of practical experience and overseas study and training, our lawyers understand how our clients think and communicate, and fully appreciate the differences among legal cultures.  Today, our experience covers nearly all major industries, and all steps of the business lifecycle, from establishment to expansion and strategic adjustment.  We wish to grow with our clients and are always at the forefront of legal knowledge and practice to assist our clients in fulfilling their China strategies.

We have clients from many industry backgrounds, in different stages of development, and that are both foreign and foreign-invested enterprises.  Our clients range from large global multinationals to small and medium-sized companies, and also include new businesses which have arisen in the internet economy.  Our clients are often faced with a complex business and operating environment in China.  Because of the differences in law and culture, our clients routinely demand a wide array of legal services that require theoretical analysis and also practical guidance.  With many years of experience in providing cross-border legal services and with professional bilingual and multicultural backgrounds, we are committed to helping clients find the best balance between legal risk and business operations to achieve healthy and sustained business growth.

Core Areas of Practice

We provide our clients with the following services:

  • Selecting, planning and structuring routes and forms of foreign investment.

  • Researching and analyzing regional/industry foreign investment policies and regulatory environments.

  • Screening and conducting due diligence of Chinese business partners.

  • Negotiating and drafting investment and establishment-related documents and agreements.

  • Coordinating and managing approvals, registrations, and compliance procedures (anti-monopoly, safety reviews, etc.).

  • Legal advice and consultations for routine company operations and business transactions.

  • Standardizing and negotiating a variety of business and trading contracts.

  • Designing and implementing business and group structures.

  • Designing and optimizing corporate governance, decision-making, and compliance mechanisms.

  • Analyzing and advising on legal risks facing directors, executives, and supervisors.

  • Mediating and settling shareholder disputes and deadlocks.

  • Handling and advising on emergency situations and government raids.

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