Dorsey & Whitney’s Shanghai office opened in 2001. Since then, we have advised some of the world’s largest and most prominent companies on setting up in China, running their day-to-day business and troubleshooting when things go wrong.
Our Shanghai office includes experienced Chinese legal consultants, as well as U.S., Australian and English lawyers who have each lived in China for many years. All of our staff operate in both English and Chinese, and have real personal experience of the practical, cultural and cross-cultural aspects of doing business in China.
We provide comprehensive advice relating to business in China, including on:
The team also has particular experience in the field of renewable and clean technology. This has encompassed finding Chinese partners for the development and commercialization of new technology; assisting young Chinese and international cleantech companies in their fundraising and development; and many other projects.
Dorsey’s Shanghai office has a special counsel relationship with a high-quality boutique Chinese law firm, Martin Hu & Partners. When handling matters in areas in which international law firms are not licensed to practice in China, we are able to call on the resources of MHP in order to offer a complete, one-stop service to clients. The two firms’ offices are located side-by-side in the Kerry Centre in Pudong, Shanghai’s foremost development zone. We believe this special counsel relationship to be unique among international law firms in China.