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Dorsey has long been committed to China and the entire Asia-Pacific region. The firm opened its Hong Kong office in 1995 and its Shanghai office in 2001. Dorsey has been approved for a Beijing office, which it anticipates opening in 2015. Dorsey’s China-focused team works across continents with a worldwide view, whether helping U.S., European and other international entities successfully conduct business in China, or helping Chinese companies achieve their business goals in the U.S., Europe and around the globe. The broad range of services we provide include:
International Capital Markets + -
Mergers & Acquisitions + -
Intellectual Property + -
International Dispute Resolution + -
International Trade + -
National Security Law + -
Government Enforcement & Corporate Investigations + -


Other Experience
Financial Services

  • Advised multi-national financial services firms on entering the China market and managing their regulatory issues (including QDII and QFII issues)
  • Represented multiple China banks in U.S. litigation matters
  • Represented multiple China banks on U.S. regulatory issues and on credit transactions
  • Advised a national bank on regulatory issues affecting EB-5 escrow arrangements with Chinese clients

Food, Agriculture and Beverage

  • Advised a U.S.-based food and agriculture company on the structuring, development and execution of secondment arrangements for senior executives of their China-related business
  • Advised a U.S.-based food and agriculture company on an approach to a cost-effective entry into China, with a focus on addressing China regulatory issues
  • Advised a multinational corporation company on legal, regulatory and operational risks relating to transportation of CO2 cylinders.
  • Represented a global U.K.-based food manufacturing and solutions company in two China M&A transactions
  • Advised a multinational corporation in the food and beverage industry with respect to positioning itself to secure listing on Shanghai’s prospective international global board

Health Care and Life Sciences

  • Advised a U.S.-based medical device company on its product registration in China
  • Represented a U.S.-based healthcare products company in its FCPA investigation on the senior management of its subsidiary in China
  • Advised a U.S.-based medical device manufacturer on its distribution arrangement with various distributors in China
  • Represented the venture capital arm of a prominent health care provider in various investment and licensing transactions in the PRC
  • Represented a U.S.-based not-for-profit health care organization in its investment in a China-based health care company by using the variable interest entity structure
  • Representation of elder care facilities in China operations


  • Advised U.S. company on its negotiation and collaboration with one of China’s biggest coal companies for the creation and construction of a low carbon high thermal efficiency coal to liquid fuel conversion facility and an associated algae farm for the absorption of the plant’s CO2 waste streams
  • Advising U.S. company’s carbon capture and recycle arm on the formation and implementation of its China development and commercialization strategies including various collaborations with renowned Chinese scientific academies, top energy groups and energy consumers
  • Advising U.S. company on the creation of a central technology services platform with a Shanghai research institute and a newly established PRC vehicle, and the launching of algae farm pilot projects in Chongming Island and in Inner Mongolia with Chinese corporate partners focusing on carbon capture and conversion of the algae into biofertilizer
  • Assisting a Fortune 500 company in the legal aspects of the application in China of technical solutions limiting carbon emissions from gasoline refilling stations

Other Cleantech

  • Advised company on its restructuring of a geothermal platform in China involving the formation and refinancing of a geothermal JV with operating branches in several locations
  • Assisted a private entrepreneur group in documenting and executing a rooftop solar project on a large industrial facility in Hangzhou
  • Assisted a Chinese company on its attempted acquisition of a U.S. solar company valued at $100 million
  • Advised a U.S. company on on its China business strategy, energy management contracting model and practices, regulatory and licensing requirements in construction and other special sectors, contractual arrangements, and the incorporation of a China presence
  • Advised a UK technology company producing software products for utilities and other industries, from smart grids and smart networks to contaminant monitoring technologies, in its negotiations with various local governments and other parties for large-scale deployment of its systems in China, and other potential partnerships
  • Advising multinational media and entertainment company in a first-of-its-kind project exploring smart design and operation of green buildings

Mining and Natural Resources

  • Represented a large PRC state-owned alumina producer in the friendly take-over bid for a Canadian mining company
  • Represented a Chinese gold mining company in its global offering and listing on Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Represented an Australian gold mining company in its global offering and dual listing on Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Represented a Malaysia based mining company on its restructuring and proposed listing on Hong Kong Stock Exchange
  • Advised a Canadian company on its proposed acquisition of royalties over a large copper and gold mine in Mongolia Other Industries
  • Represented Ninebot Limited and its affiliates in its business combination with Segway Inc.
  • Represented a U.K. university in developing relationships with Chinese universities and to employ staff in China with a view to future expansion (which may range from straightforward academic cooperation and student exchange to the establishment of a full joint campus)
  • Advised a U.S. aviation company on a range of employment-related matters for personnel working in China in collaboration with their Chinese parent company
  • Advised a U.S.-based printing company in its establishment of a WFOE in China
  • Advised a U.S.-based a electronics company on its OEM arrangement with manufacturers in China
  • Advised a U.S.-based global logistics services company in multiple acquisitions of PRC-based freight-forwarding and related companies
  • Advised a multinational corporation in a joint venture investment in a private company in the automotive manufacturing business located in China


Industries & Practices

International Arbitration & Litigation
Patent Prosecution, Portfolio Strategy & Management
Trademark, Copyright, Advertising & Brand Management
  • Biotech Patent Group
  • Capital Markets
  • Cooperative Law
  • Corporate Governance & Compliance
  • Emerging Companies
  • Energy
  • Health Care
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • International Arbitration & Litigation
  • International Trade
  • Labor & Employment
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mining & Natural Resources
  • Patent Prosecution, Portfolio Strategy & Management
  • Private Equity
  • Public-Private Project Development
  • Telecommunications
  • Trademark, Copyright, Advertising & Brand Management