ZAG-S&W is recognized as one of the first international law firms in to be active in China after establishing the China & East Asia Desk more than a decade ago. Given our unrivaled involvement in all the major Chinese business centers, we recognized a clear demand from clients and investors seeking to break ground in the unique Chinese and East Asian markets.
From the beginning, our China & East Asia Desk team has been fully immersed and fluent in both the business and language of the Chinese market. As a result, we help clients to overcome the challenges of operating in China and convert them into opportunities. This makes us the destination of choice for international companies in their activities and complex projects throughout China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Guangzhou, as well as in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Singapore. Given this immersion in the market, we help to create an extensive network of reliable and long-lasting relationships that help facilitate such complex cross-border deals.
The firm’s activity in China and East Asia is headed by Adv. Tehila Levy-Lati, who is based in China (Shanghai and Chengdu) for many years and possesses in-depth knowledge of western and Chinese law and business culture. Ms. Levy-Lati is fluent in Hebrew, English, and Mandarin.
Our Chinese, U.S., and Israeli lawyers bring such an extensive track record in representing companies and investors in Israel, U.S, China, and East Asia that this wealth of experience translates into an incomparable and true understanding of the needs and challenges facing international companies doing business in China and East Asia, and Chinese and East Asian companies interested in doing business in outside of China.
Regulations and policies in China and East Asia are complex and constantly changing. Our vast experience in accompanying foreign companies in China and East Asia facilitates the procedural and legal proceedings for our clients and promotes their legal and business activities.
Our clients benefit from our insightful legal and business updates in China and East Asia and enjoy close support in all legal and commercial aspects of doing business in China and East Asia including:
- Establishing activity in China and East Asia (REP Office, JV, WFOE, HK and Singapore Companies)
- Advise and representation in the negotiation and setting up a JV in China
- Advise and representation in the negotiation and investment agreement with Chinese investors
- M&A transactions
- Licensing agreements and transfer of technology
- Agency and distribution agreements
- Intellectual Property
- Taxation and tax efficient structure
- Labor and employment law
- Managing litigation and arbitration procedures in China and east Asia
- Real estate and infrastructure
- IPOs in China and Hong Kong
- Locating potential investors and business partners
- Company dissolution and liquidation in China and East Asia
In addition to advising Israeli and international companies, our lawyers represent Chinese and East Asian clients in relevant issues, including due diligence, M&A, structuring transactions, third party or regulatory clearance, tax planning, labor law, intellectual property, real estate, and much more.