Larry Sussman


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Larry Sussman is the office head and chief representative of O’Melveny’s Beijing office. Larry speaks Mandarin, is based in Beijing (since 1998), and has extensive experience doing business in China in multiple practice areas.

Larry’s practice covers three main areas: China transactional work, tax structuring and disputes, and other China regulatory matters.



  • English
  • Mandarin Chinese

Honors & Awards

  • Ranked a leading lawyer in China by Chambers Asia for Tax (2009-2013) and Investment Funds (2013)
  • Recommended by Legal500 for Investment Funds and Tax practice in China (2013); named by Asialaw Profiles as a leading lawyer and tax expert in China (2013)
  • Named by Who’s Who Legal as an expert in Corporate Tax (2013)
  • Described as “highly regarded in the international tax field” by International Tax Review (2012)
  • Listed as a top global tax adviser in Tax Directors Handbook (2009-2013)


Bar Admissions

  • Hong Kong
  • New York


  • New York University, LL.M. in Taxation
  • New York University, J.D.
  • Baruch College of the City University of New York, BBA: Salutatorian

Professional Activities


  • New York State Bar Association, Tax Section
  • Committee on Foreign Activities of US Taxpayers and Committee on US Activities of Foreign Taxpayers

Member of Advisory Board

  • US-Asia Law Institute at NYU


  • China Tax Forum, American Chamber of Commerce in Beijing


  • Tax Management Portfolio, No. 957, Business Operations in the People’s Republic of China


  • Tax Notes International (covering China)

National Reporter

  • International Bar Association, Taxes Committee (covering China)

Volunteer Advisor

  • China Intellectual Property Rights Advisory Program, American Bar Association

Editorial Board Member

  • China Tax Intelligence Magazine
  • Bona Film Group in connection with the establishment of a long-term film fund to be co-managed by Bona and Creative Artists Agency, with a focus on financing English-language films for the global marketplace, Chinese co-productions, and Chinese-language films for the local market
  • A global luxury cruise line operator in connection with its entry into the Chinese travel, leisure, and entertainment market
  • Imax Corporation in connection with a virtual reality fund involving certain Chinese investors to help finance the creation of interactive VR content experiences for VR platforms, including in IMAX VR™ centres
  • A US merchant bank specializing in entertainment and media investments in connection with the establishment of an onshore RMB fund for investments into Chinese film productions
  • A number of Chinese private equity backed strategic buyers in connection with diligence and bids on various US film and entertainment related assets
  • Imax Corporation in its joint venture with China Media Capital for the raising of the IMAX China Film fund which will co-finance blockbuster-style Mandarin-language films from high-profile filmmakers which can leverage the IMAX® brand, relationships, technology and release windows