Lawyers in Shanghai
1539 Nanjing Road West
Shanghai, China 200040
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.
27th Floor Jardine House
One Connaught Place
We opened our first Asia Pacific office in 1980 and have since gone on to build a significant market-leading presence in the region. Our 400-plus lawyers advise clients on the full range of business law for their regional and international activities.
Our Asia Pacific network began with our Hong Kong and Singapore offices which opened in 1980 and 1981 respectively. Since then, we’ve invested to keep pace with our clients’ businesses and worked on opportunities both within and beyond the region.
We now have eight offices in five Asia Pacific countries. These include Beijing (1985) and Shanghai (1993), Tokyo (1987), Sydney and Perth (2011) – and our newest office, Seoul, which opened in 2012. In other countries where we don’t have offices, we have close working relationships with local law firms. This gives us a cost-effective way to deliver results for clients in every country in the region.
Multi-jurisdictional teams with a dedicated ASEAN focus
The Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) offers huge opportunities for investors. The ten country bloc – Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Brunei, Laos the Philippines and Cambodia – is one of the fastest growing regions in the world.
The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) was set up in 2015. It is built to create a single market across ASEAN nations. With the AEC beginning to emerge, we are one of the few firms with a dedicated taskforce of partners and associates focusing on industry trends, opportunities and challenges for clients in the ASEAN region. Our Country Focus Groups for Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam, include teams of lawyers based in all our practice areas and offices worldwide. These teams pool their knowhow and expertise for issues involving ASEAN jurisdictions.