The Guide to Doing Business in China provides an introduction to selected aspects relating to investment and business operations in the People’s Republic of China (PRC or China) under current Chinese laws and policy during the COVID pandemic, including a summary of important areas of concern to all investors in China: mergers and acquisitions, data privacy issues, antitrust and competition issues, taxation, employment, intellectual property protection, trade and import and export rules, financial services, as well as anti-bribery compliance and dispute resolution issues.
Bofu An is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Beijing office. His practice focuses on labor, employment and employee benefits. He was a Special Counsel at Baker McKenzie's Employment Practice Group in Beijing, before which he was an arbitrator at the Beijing Municipal Labor Disputes Arbitration Commission for several years. Not only had he worked for several years in a Beijing local law firm where he handled many labor dispute cases, he also has extensive in-house experience as legal counsel for China Light & Power Asia Limited. Baker & McKenzie FenXun (FTZ) Joint Operation Office is a joint operation between Baker & McKenzie LLP, and FenXun Partners, approved by the Shanghai Justice Bureau.
Soshan Cheung is a Director - AIAL in Baker & McKenzie, Hong Kong office.
Stephen Crosswell is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Competition practice in Hong Kong, where he oversees competition matters in Hong Kong, China, Vietnam and Korea. He is consistently recognized as a leading lawyer for competition/antitrust by Chambers Asia. He wrote the Hong Kong chapters of Sweet & Maxwell's Competition Law in China & Hong Kong and the Oxford University Press Global Antitrust Compliance Handbook. Mr. Crosswell regularly speaks at leading antitrust events in Asia. He is also involved in capacity building with regional regulators and antitrust policy work. Prior to joining Baker McKenzie, Mr. Crosswell headed a Magic Circle firm's antitrust and competition practice in Hong Kong and coordinated their overall practice in Asia.
Simon Hui is a partner and leads Baker McKenzie’s Dispute Resolution Group in Shanghai. Mr. Hui is ranked among the leading lawyers for dispute resolution/regulatory and compliance in China by Chambers Asia Pacific, Chambers Global and Legal 500 Asia Pacific. He has conducted complex internal investigations for a large number of multinational companies across a range of industries. He is also a skilled investigator and has experience in dealing with PRC government authorities and regulators such as PSB, SAMR, NSB and SPP. He has been interviewed by leading business media, such as the Financial Times, for his work on assisting the SOE in the establishment of compliance system as the country pushes for its SOEs to participate in the Belt & Road Initiatives.
Jonathan Isaacs heads Baker McKenzie's China Employment Practice. Mr. Isaacs is listed as a leading lawyer for China employment law in various legal publications and has shared insights on labor and employment issues with many publications and media outlets, including The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, LA Times, Reuters, The Economist Intelligence Unit, Voice of America, RTHK, LA Times and Fortune Magazine. He has also co-authored the leading treatise on Chinese employment law in English, Employment Law & Practice in China. He is admitted as a lawyer in the state of New York, USA.
Bin Xin Li is a partner with Baker McKenzie FenXun, a joint operation established by Baker McKenzie in China and FenXun Partners, which was approved by the Shanghai Justice Bureau in 2015. Li has contributed to this series.
Lucca Li is an Associate in Baker McKenzie Shanghai office.
Aggie Liu is a FenXun Partner in Baker McKenzie, FenXun Beijing office.
Honghuan Liu is a FenXun Partner in Baker McKenzie, FenXun Beijing office.
Laura Liu is a partner with Fenxun Partners. Her practice focuses on China antitrust legal issues, including merger control filing, antitrust compliance, antitrust investigations and antitrust litigation. Ms. Liu has extensive experience in merger filings, having assisted numerous clients with antitrust filings before the China competition authority, including some of the most significant merger clearance cases to date. Ms. Liu also has very extensive experience advising clients on deal structure and filing strategy to achieve commercial outcomes while avoiding gun-jumping risks. Laura's practice focus on antitrust and competition (advisory and litigation).
Zheng Lu is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Shanghai office. She specializes in Employment & Compensation, International Labor & Human Rights, Employee Benefits & Equity Services, as well as Business Changes & Restructuring. She finished her JD in the University of Iowa, and is admitted to the Missouri Bar Association. Baker & McKenzie FenXun (FTZ) Joint Operation Office is a joint operation between Baker & McKenzie LLP, and FenXun Partners, approved by the Shanghai Justice Bureau.
Frank Pan is a Fenxun Partner in Baker & McKenzie LLP Shanghai office.
FenXun established a Joint Operation Office with Baker McKenzie in China as Baker McKenzie FenXun which was approved by the Shanghai Justice Bureau in 2015.
Scott Silverman practices in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and environmental advisory. He graduated from the University of California at Santa Cruz with a B.A. and earned his J.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles. Mr. Silverman is admitted to practice in California.
Vivian Wu is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Beijing office, advising US and European corporations on regulatory, compliance and FCPA-related matters in China. Ms. Wu worked at our Washington D.C. office in 2014, graduated from Harvard Law School, and is admitted to practice in New York and China.
Tracy Wut is the managing partner for Baker McKenzie's China and Hong Kong offices. She is experienced in mergers and acquisitions and foreign direct investments in China. She regularly acts for clients in complex cross-border transactions, in particular in the pharmaceuticals and healthcare sector, and navigates clients through various issues relating to investments in China. She has been recommended as a leading lawyer in Corporate/M&A by Chambers Global, Corporate/M&A and Life Sciences by Chambers Asia and M&A and private equity by IFLR1000. She is the co-head of the Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare Industry Group in China and Hong Kong.
Kevin Yuan is senior counsel of FenXun Partners which is a premier Chinese law firm. FenXun established a Joint Operation Office with Baker McKenzie in China as Baker McKenzie FenXun that was approved by the Shanghai Justice Bureau in 2015.
Xi Zhou is a FenXun Partner in Baker & McKenzie LLP - Beijing Representative Office.
Zheng Zhou is a FenXun Partner in Baker & McKenzie LLP - Beijing Representative Office.