China Practice

  • Holland & Knight’s China Team provides a broad range of legal services with an emphasis on regulation of products and operations in China.
  • Our China Team has a strong relationship with the Chinese government, through which we help our clients understand the complex and constantly evolving Chinese laws and regulations governing financial, corporate, investment and commercial transactions.
  • We assist multinational corporations and investors as well as Chinese domestic enterprises, private investors and private equity groups in establishing, financing and operating businesses in China.

Holland & Knight has advised clients on China-related matters for more than 30 years. Our China Team is composed of American, Chinese and Spanish lawyers. We advise multinational corporations and financial institutions, trade associations, private investors and other clients in their China-related activities, including advising on transactional, regulatory, government relations and dispute resolution matters. We also advise China-based clients on their activities throughout the world.

Holland & Knight's China Team advises clients in the following matters:

  • aircraft and equipment financing
  • banking and capital markets
  • commercial contracts
  • construction matters, including design and EPC contracts
  • corporate certification and accreditation
  • corporate finance and securities matters
  • dispute resolution and arbitration
  • distribution and sales
  • electricity projects - thermal, nuclear and renewable
  • environmental compliance and risk management matters
  • estate planning and private wealth matters (transnational)
  • export/import matters (including sensitive technology controls)
  • foreign exchange control matters
  • Foreign Corrupt Practice Act (U.S.) and other anti-corruption law compliance and due diligence
  • fund formation
  • genetically modified organism import approvals and certification
  • government relations and advocacy
  • hospitals and other medical facilities
  • hotels, hospitality and resorts
  • intellectual property protection
  • international trade law (WTO; anti-dumping; export controls)
  • joint ventures
  • labor and employment
  • leasing
  • software and technology licensing matters
  • medical device and related product compliance matters
  • mergers and acquisitions
  • occupational health and safety
  • oil & gas projects
  • partnerships
  • private equity
  • processing trade
  • product and raw material registration and marking
  • product stewardship
  • project development and finance - coal, oil & gas, electricity, rail, road and water
  • real estate and land use
  • representative offices
  • supply chain, sourcing and OEM contracts
  • supply chain campaign and related sustainability issues counseling
  • tax
  • transportation and logistics
  • telecommunications, Internet and valued added telecommunications services
  • trademark registration
  • venture capital
  • wholly foreign-owned enterprises (WFOE)

China Roundtable

Many of our clients are represented in the China Roundtable, a corporate member-driven industry association organized to share best practices, discuss and analyze recent legal developments and advocacy opportunities, and leverage member resources to address compliance, social responsibility, occupational health and safety, environmental protection, supply-chain management, and other issues affecting member operations and products in China. Attorneys in our China Team serve as counsel to the Roundtable.

Roundtable members currently represent the following industry sectors: automotive, biotechnology, chemical, coating, consumer product, electronic/high-technology, food and beverage, heavy machinery, healthcare, personal care, pharmaceutical, security system, textile and toy industries.