Doing Business in China
Our comprehensive guide to understanding the legal framework and environment for doing business in China.


Our China lawyers advise clients on some of the most significant deals in the Chinese and international markets, such as Bright Food's acquisition of Spanish food group Miquel Alimentacio, Export-Import Bank of China's US$1.55-billion loan facilities for the development of a power plant in Port Qasim in Pakistan, and the US$26-billion merger between CSR and China CNR, the two largest train manufacturers in China.

The quality of our work is reflected in the number of leading Chinese companies, multinationals and financial institutions that seek our advice and the recognition we receive within the legal industry. We won "China Deal of the Year" and "M&A Deal of the Year" at the ALB China Law Awards for our representation of China CNR in its merger with CSR, and were named "Most Responsive International Firm of the Year in China" in Asian-MENA Counsel's Representing Corporate Asia & Middle East Survey 2015. Our Tax, Intellectual Property and Compliance practices have also won major awards.

With nearly 300 qualified lawyers, we provide domestic and cross-border advice on Merger & Acquisition, Capital Markets, Banking & Finance, Employment, Real Estate, IT & Communications, Intellectual Property, Dispute Resolution and Tax — all top-ranked practice groups by legal publications including IFLR 1000, Asia Pacific Legal and Chambers Asia Pacific. No matter the legal or business challenge, we work with colleagues across borders and practice areas to help clients achieve their strategic goals.


Baker & McKenzie FenXun (FTZ) Joint Operation

We are the first international firm to be granted a joint operation license in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone. Established in 2015 with PRC law firm FenXun Partners, this historic move enables us to provide Chinese and multinationals operating in China with aligned international and PRC legal services on Corporate Finance, M&A, Reorganizations, FDI into China, Antitrust, Employment, Intellectual Property, and Securities offerings, listings and IPOs.

Under Chinese regulations, our relationship with FenXun Partners is a joint operation, not a merger. Baker & McKenzie and FenXun Partners remain structurally separate and function as independent law firms.



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Beijing 100004
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Hong Kong SAR
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Shanghai 200121
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