Our Shanghai office — part of our integrated China practice — handles foreign direct investment, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital, banking and finance, capital markets, technology licensing, and dispute resolution. We have led projects in a wide range of industries and sectors, such as manufacturing, technology, financial institutions, retail, energy, entertainment and media, pharmaceuticals, semiconductors, sourcing, real estate, logistics, and many others. O’Melveny also represents clients in cross-border disputes, including pre-litigation planning, arbitration, litigation supervision, and coordination of proceedings in multiple jurisdictions.
Our strong presence in Shanghai helps us assemble teams of experienced legal professionals from diverse backgrounds to assist clients and meet their needs in increasingly sophisticated matters, such as complex foreign direct investment transactions, the acquisition and sale of Chinese companies or assets, due diligence projects, and investments in highly regulated industries.
Clients in this Chinese up-and-coming financial center, including banks, insurance companies, and other financial institutions, turn to O’Melveny because we have the know-how to lead acquisitions, market entry strategies, and complicated control arrangements for minority investments. The Shanghai office, in conjunction with the Firm's other international offices, also assists Chinese companies that have legal needs in the US, Hong Kong, Southeast Asia and other overseas jurisdictions. This includes securities offerings and listings in the US and Hong Kong capital markets, cross-border acquisitions, US antidumping proceedings, and actions in US state or federal courts.