One of C&F’s core practice areas is the specialized field of TMT (technology, media and telecommunication) and Internet, where it enjoys a solid reputation and has been recognized by several professional organizations and law journals as an industry leader and first class service provider.
C&F was a pioneer in designing the first VIE structure in 1999 enabling TMT and Internet companies with domestic operations to be listed on international capital markets within the legal framework established by the national industrial policy on foreign investment. The innovative approach taken by the Firm in designing the structure has brought a long-lasting and significant impact on the growth and development of the TMT and Internet industry in China. Because of this legal structure, the Firm has maintained and contributed to high speed development in the TMT and Internet industry over the last 20 years.
C&F has been providing legal services for well-known TMT and Internet companies for the last 20 years. The Firm’s clients include not only many well-known domestic and international TMT and Internet companies but also a significant number of investors in the industry. The open communication channel that has been established over the last 20 years with the Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, State Administration of Radio and Film, China Securities Regulatory Commission and other regulatory agencies enables the Firm to clarify and resolve many outstanding legal issues with such regulators in a speedy and cost-effective manner. C&F’s knowledge and expertise in the industry also enables it to provide comprehensive legal solutions carefully tailored to clients’ special circumstances and long-term interests.
The legal services provided by the Firm in the TMT and Internet field covers the full spectrum of the industrial area, including E-commerce, artificial intelligence, big data, cloud computing, O2O, share economy, mobile Internet, Internet medical, new retail, cultural entertainment, electronic gaming, computer hardware and the so-called knowledge economy. In addition, the Firm provides legal advice and representation on investment, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, employee incentive plans, daily operations, intellectual property, dispute resolution, regulatory compliance and antitrust relating to TMT and Internet matters.