Seyfarth’s Shanghai office opened in 2013 in response to increasing demand from multinational clients for "on the ground" assistance, particularly in the core practice areas of employment, corporate, real estate and dispute resolution. Responding to those demands, the opening of the Shanghai office represented the firm’s first move into Asia.
Seyfarth’s China team strengthens the firm’s preeminent International Labor & Employment practice — the largest specialist international employment practice of its type globally. They are trusted advisors to the world’s largest multinationals across a full spectrum of international and China employment matters.
On the corporate and commercial front, our lawyers assist clients with a variety of cross-border and China domestic corporate transactions, in areas such as capital markets, including equity and debt offerings, going private transactions and tender offers, mergers and acquisitions, foreign direct investment, overseas direct investment, venture capital and private equity, corporate restructuring and corporate governance, as well as services in real estate transactions, international trade, dispute resolution, tax and customs.
Our China team has a seasoned understanding of how to navigate clients in managing even the most complex transactions, as well as developing their business in China and around the world. We regularly provide counsel with regard to investments and transactions in and between China, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and other parts of the world.
The team enjoys strong local relationships with government and industry leaders. Our professionals are qualified in multiple jurisdictions and are fluent in English, Mandarin, Shanghainese, Cantonese and Japanese.