We have a long established presence in Shanghai with our office
being licensed in 1998. Our Shanghai team works extensively with
our other offices around China, Australia and South East Asia to
assist prominent Chinese companies (both State-owned and private)
in successfully investing in the region.
Many of our Chinese clients are investing in or are focused in the
resources sector, across Australia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea,
where we are local counsel. However, our Chinese clients are
increasingly broadening their investment focus to the agricultural,
soft-commodity, food, manufacturing and financial sectors across
each of these jurisdictions.
Our on-the-ground team in China has also assisted Australian and
other multinational companies in their investments in China. Our
expertise cuts the China learning curve.
Our objective is to provide legal advice to the highest possible
standard in every Asian jurisdiction on a value for money basis. In
China, this is achieved by:
- An integrated team that provides seamless access
to the leading expertise of our China, Australian and South East
Asian offices, so as to provide our Chinese clients with the very
best advice and service as they invest in and manage assets around
- Delivery of services through a single project
leader and to the firm-wide standard, with single reporting and
- Bilingual lawyers and translation services in our
Shanghai, Hong Kong and Sydney offices.
- Closelinks with government
authorities and knowledge of the approvals process based
on our experience in providing services throughout China.
- Established links with local firms sharing our
commitment to quality and with the right skills for the task.
- Our people comprising both foreign lawyers and
Chinese trained lawyers fluent in both Chinese and English, with
experience and an appreciation of the social, economic, cultural
and legal differences and how to reconcile them to your best
Ashurst provides a full range of commercial and legal services,
including leading expertise as international lawyers and local
counsel in each of Australia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea:
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Banking and finance
- Corporate governance and fraud avoidance
- Projects and infrastructure
- Labour law
- Mining and resources
- Property development
- Foreign direct investment.
In addition, we offer general advice and guidance on establishing
representative offices in China, setting up joint ventures, setting
up wholly foreign-owned companies and due diligence. Ashurst can
also offer skilled assistance in the following commercial areas:
- Bilingual documentation preparation (English and Chinese)
- Business negotiation
- General business services, including interpreting and translating.