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Greater China

Goodwin Procter’s greater China team of multilingual lawyers qualified in the PRC, UK, Hong Kong, and the U.S. offers skilled cross-border legal advice within a broad range of sectors and practice areas.

Our comprehensive China practice is focused on capital markets and securities (U.S. listings, GEM and H-shares or capital raisings), mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic transactions, private equity, venture capital, fund formation, hospitality and real estate, and regulatory compliance.

Examples of our representation in and for greater China include:

Mainland China

  • Advised an investment window state-owned PRC company in its acquisition of a RMB1.9 billion portfolio of distressed assets, including a hotel in Saipan, properties in Australia, Hong Kong and China
  • Advised on a US$1.6 billion consortium investment in a large Chinese e-commerce company
  • Advised on a US$315 million investment in a large Chinese e-commerce company
  • Advised on a US$170+ million acquisition of a life sciences equipment and device manufacturing facility in Hangzhou, China
  • Advised on the US$108 million public offering of common stock of a PRC supplier of premium raw material for steel manufacturing
  • Advised on the formation of a US$400 million off-shore China-focused private equity fund
  • Advised on a highly strategic investment in China’s top online video-sharing site
  • Advised on China licensing, operations, acquisition and joint venture activity for a major U.S. athletic retail brand
  • Advised on three discrete joint ventures in the PRC inclusive of partnerships with Chinese research institutions in the life sciences industry
  • Advised one of China’s most prominent interactive and gaming entertainment companies as general corporate and securities counsel, and on acquisitions and securities offerings
  • Advised on significant corporate, IPO and securities work for a U.S.-listed China automotive industry company
  • Advised a multinational Chinese technology firm on multiple M&A/private equity transactions in North America (U.S. and Canada) and Europe
  • Advised on an acquisition and review of Chinese operations for a prominent gaming industry company
  • Advised a prominent global hospitality group on a joint venture for branding and management of an historic hotel property on Shanghai’s Bund
  • Advised on a comprehensive business compliance program for the Asian operations of a large U.S. industrial equipment manufacturer and distributor
  • Advised on management agreements concerning the development of global brand hotels on the Cotai Strip in Macau
  • Advised a well-known U.S. investment entity on a proposed purchase from another investment group of a 49% stake in a Chinese fund management company
  • Advised one of the largest and most experienced private equity firms on pre-acquisition FCPA due diligence for targets in China and Vietnam, as well as development of a robust compliance program
  • Advised on the restructuring of offshore entities in preparation of an initial public offering in the PRC
  • Advised on the acquisition of mining assets in South Africa by a high net worth individual based in the PRC
  • Advised on the formation of various joint ventures involved in diversified investment opportunities in Mongolia

For more information about our greater China practice or to meet our regional team, contact Goodwin Procter’s Asia Practice Chair, Yash Rana, at +852 3658 5353 or