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  • Multi-disciplinary team with extensive international experience
  • Close interaction with other advisors, government officials and business leaders in China and the U.S.
  • Strategic alliance with the Xue Law Firm of Shanghai, China

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China Business

The landscape has never been more promising for cross-border transactions between American and Chinese companies. These opportunities, though, come with challenges related to regulatory structures, financing, business formation, human resource requirements and contract negotiation and enforcement. Fortunately, a growing number of  professionals with a deep understanding of the rules of the game in both countries are available to help.

For more than a decade, the China Business Group has offered a multi-disciplinary team of lawyers who assist publicly and privately held businesses and private equity firms with comprehensive domestic and international strategic planning. We provide a wide range of services to United States clients doing business in China, as well as China-based clients doing business in the United States. We advise on a broad range of business matters, including:

  • U.S. and international business transactions, tax and regulatory compliance
  • Preparation of formation documents
  • Preparation and negotiation of contracts including joint venture, manufacturing, supply, confidentiality and non-competition agreements
  • Tariff and other compliance advice
  • Litigation and alternative dispute resolution

We have developed strong relationships with an expanding network of professional advisors in China and throughout the world to help clients pursue business and establish ventures abroad. The firm's strategic alliance with the Xue Law Firm, a 10-attorney commercial practice firm based in Shanghai, allows us to better serve our U.S. clients, including publicly and privately held companies and private equity firms, to pursue opportunities in China. It also provides a venue for serving China-based companies seeking access to the consumer and capital market of the United States.

An Experienced and Involved Team

We regularly participate in, and present to, a number of organizations and conferences, including the annual China Private Equity International Forum (CPEIF) in Tianjin, China, the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia China Operations Club and the U.S. Patent Trade Organization China Road Show. This enables us to closely interact with other advisors, government officials and business leaders in China and the United States; thus allowing us  to assist businesses interested in forming strategic partnerships and pursuing business opportunities in that region.

Gary Biehn has participated in several trade missions to China and is a member of the Mid-Atlantic District Export Council. He was recently appointed to the Board of the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia. Gary is regularly asked to speak on issues relating to business in China and global transactions generally. His international experience also includes serving as lead counsel in significant international business transactions throughout the world.

Chunsheng “Tony” Lu is fluent in Chinese and is licensed to practice law in China and the United States. Dividing his time between two offices—Philadelphia and Shanghai—Tony is able to represent corporations seeking to do business in China and elsewhere overseas with the drafting and negotiation of international contracts. Tony regularly assists clients with the establishment of joint ventures and wholly owned foreign enterprises, as well as other equity transactions. He has frequently presented at seminars to the World Trade Center China Operations Club and has taken part in many China-related symposia, including the Wharton Global Business Forum and the CPEIF. Recently, he was invited by China's Ministry of Commerce, World Trade Organization Committee to participate in a conference in Beijing on China's first Antitrust Law.




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