Corporate/Foreign Direct Investment

Practice Areas

Corporate/Foreign Direct Investment

Corporate and Finance-PRC Law Firm of the Year (Chambers, 2015)

Zhong Lun Law Firm has a long history of assisting international companies of various sizes, as well as individual business owners in all phases of their China operations. We also represent domestic companies and government authorities in transactions with their foreign counterparts. Our clients include many of the world's most reputable companies including leading players in various subsectors, investment funds, and dozens of the Global Fortune 500.

As business mode continues to shift away from traditional green-land investments towards M&A, we strive to stay on the forefront of the industry and navigate our clients through some of the most high profile and high value deals in the market. Our large pool of corporate attorneys’ requisite experience, commercial insights, as well as strong relationships with regulatory bodies at all levels of China’s government hierarchy ensure that our clients receive practical and value-creating advice in both legal and commercial aspects.

We have accumulated rich experience and advised deals in various industries and sectors, especially including, hotel and hospitality, urban complex (shopping centers), electronic display, automobile manufacture, film industry, e-commerce, fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), medical and health industry, etc.

Scope of Services

  • Foreign investment accessibility assessment
  • Establishment of foreign invested enterprises (“FIEs”) and representative offices
  • Establishment of Sino-foreign joint ventures and commercial associated negotiations
  • Concentration of undertakings filing
  • Establishment of regional headquarters for multinational corporations
  • Establishment of foreign investment/holding companies
  • Localization and ongoing legal and compliance advice
  • Currency exchange control
  • Domestic and cross-border financing of FIEs and capital restructuring
  • Reinvestment by FIEs
  • Labor and human resources
  • Customs and border control
  • Environment protection
  • Tax planning
  • Intellectual property protection
  • Liquidation of FIEs
Cross-border M&A
  • Foreign investment accessibility assessment
  • Target selection and risk/feasibility assessment
  • Initial investment structuring, business negotiations, and due diligence
  • Government approval and formalities
  • Consultation on obtaining business license and permits, as well as exemptions
  • Delivery of target
  • Ongoing post-delivery legal services
  • Concentration of undertakings filing
  • National security review