Greater China Practice

As a China practice team, we partner with our clients to create strategies for what they seek to achieve and how they want to achieve it. YK Law is built on the strength of our global practice. Our lawyers have substantial experience and expertise in counseling clients on international, cross-border, and multi-lingual transactions and matters within the greater China region.

Many of our Greater China practice lawyers have decades of unparalleled experience practicing and advising clients in the region. Our attorneys have represented multinational and local companies in domestic and cross-border transactions in Hong Kong, Mainland China, Taiwan, and other jurisdictions. With this wealth of knowledge and global perspective, our team counsels our U.S.-based clients in real time while bringing to the table a depth of Chinese business/legal acumen and practical experience unmatched by other firms in the U.S.

Because YK Law understands the complexities of doing business in China, the legal services we offer foster more efficient, streamlined, and successful transactions and disputes for our clients. As technology continues to advance and companies of all industries become more global in nature, we know that doing business no longer ends at a particular border. Our legal services transcend national boundaries, allowing our clients to excel despite the difficulties and intricacies of operating outside of one’s home country. Specifically, as China business advisors, we work closely with our clients to prepare for and deal with the inherent challenges and difficulties, but also the great rewards, of doing business with Chinese entities.

YK Law’s China practice attorneys are well-versed in multiple industries, including but not limited to government, retail, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, IT, TMT, textiles, medicine, life sciences, automotive, banking, science, technology, cybersecurity, food, and more.

YK Law China Division Practice Areas

Investments. Investing in China’s complex marketplace requires expertise in business development, risk management, mergers and acquisitions, government relations, and quality assurance. Our legal team’s investment advisors can help you begin in China or bolster your existing investments, all while providing knowledgeable advice and representation designed to protect your finances.

Intellectual Property (IP) and Technology, Media, and Telecom (TMT). An ever-expanding economy shouldn’t make it harder to protect your intellectual property. We provide representation concerning contentious and non-contentious IP and TMT trademarks, integrated circuits, copyrights, trade secrets, patents, industrial designs, and unfair competition.

Business Transactions. The YK Law China business transactions team provides counsel and representation for anti-trust and competition law, contracts, labor relations and consumer protection, international mergers and acquisitions, IP commercialization transactions, tax planning, corporate finance, banking, restructuring, and franchising. We also provide representation for effective supply and development agreements, dispute resolution, and franchise and licensing agreements.

YK Law offers a multi-disciplinary attorney team that counsels privately and publicly held business and private equity firms. We back this counsel with intelligent domestic, and international strategic planning. Additionally, we have vast experience with business transactions and disputes in China involving the following:

  • Intellectual property
  • China practice
  • Blockchain technology and digital currency
  • Immigration
  • Music and entertainment
  • Media
  • Corporate mergers and acquisitions
  • Technology, media, and telecom (TMT)
  • Foreign exchange and taxation
  • International arbitration
  • Business litigation
  • Information technology (IT)
  • Foreign investment
  • International trade
  • Anti-trust
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Due diligence
  • Business development
  • Labor
  • Environment
  • Government relations
  • Counsel for industry groups and government regulators

The prospects for successful cross-border commercial transactions have significantly increased between America and China during recent years. Though navigating international business creates challenges, the China practice team at YK Law is equipped to lead our clients through China’s financing requirements, human resource requirements, business formation, contract negotiation and enforcement, regulatory structures, and more, minimizing your risks while setting you up for a successful future doing business in one of the world’s largest marketplaces.

When client needs require even more attention, we have significant international resources combined with the local law expertise needed to support our partners as they expand beyond their home jurisdiction. We also have the advantage of close affiliation with Yingke Law Firm, the largest law firm in China and the Asia-Pacific region, with more than 72 offices and approximately 10,000 lawyers in China.  Through Yingke Law Firm, we have the depth of expertise and resources necessary to provide a full scope of legal services to our clients in China, including litigation and arbitration.

Beyond China and the U.S., our attorneys collaborate regularly with local counsel in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Kazakhstan, Poland, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Turkey, the UK, and other countries. Our China practice team’s experience also includes familiarity with offshore corporate structures.

To ensure seamless communication with our clients as they expand into the region, we have identified lawyers in our U.S. offices with Greater China expertise. YK Law’s expertise includes teaching language skills and guidance in understanding China’s cultural experience. In this manner, our Greater China practice not only provides practical advice to clients about doing business in the region, but also uniquely prepares our clients to effectively step into the bustling Chinese market with confidence.

Practice Head

Henry Li

Henry Li
(212) 837-2600 x1007
hli@yklaw.us

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