From the very beginning of its establishment, C&F has taken foreign direct investment as one of its core practice areas. Over the past two and half decades, the Firm has represented many multinational and small foreign companies as well as investment funds in their green-field investment, joint ventures, merger and acquisitions projects in China. The Firm also has assisted many domestic companies in their business transactions with foreign investors. Such investment projects spread across a wide range of industrial sectors, including banking, insurance, securities, advertising, agriculture and food, aviation, automobiles, education, e-commerce, energy, healthcare and medicine, Internet, logistics and transportation, media and entertainment, pharmaceuticals, public utilities, real estate, sports and telecommunication. In carrying out such projects, the Firm’s attorneys have accumulated extensive experience and expertise in dealing with various legal issues, including issues relating to land acquisition, financing, foreign exchange, technology licensing, and labor and employment.
Many attorneys of the Firm have had legal education in foreign countries and are qualified to practice law in such foreign jurisdictions. Indeed, a number of these attorneys have work experience with international law firms in the United States, UK, Australia, Germany, Canada, Japan and Hong Kong. Therefore, they have the necessary legal and social knowledge and language skills to quickly understand and address foreign clients’ concerns and needs and to communicate with them efficiently during the process.