Established in 1993, JunHe’s New York Office was not only the first overseas branch of JunHe, but also the first international office ever opened by a Chinese law firm. As the pioneer in the Chinese legal industry, JunHe’s New York Office has from outset been serving as an outpost for Chinese enterprises with an international vision, looking after their interest in business dealings and investments in the Americas.
Our New York team is “lean and mean”, led by four resident partners and counsel who are renowned legal specialists. Apart from their common educational backgrounds at top Chinese and US law schools and long-term working experience at top US law firms, they are known for their experience and capability in delivering expert legal advice on cross-border investment and M&A from both the U.S. and Chinese perspectives. They have also been frequently invited to comment on the most current legal issues relating to doing business in China and US-China cross border investments at various prestigious venues including American Conference Institute, Practising Law Institute, and Harvard China Forum, etc.
Our New York team is uniquely positioned to serve outbound Chinese investors, as the team not only shares a common language and cultural background with the Chinese clients, but also possesses a deep understanding of the legal, commercial, and social aspects of the US. The New York Office is committed to providing Chinese clients with localized legal services in the international arena.
Core Areas of Practice
Corporate-related services, including establishment of U.S. and offshore companies, preparation of corporate organizational documents, and drafting and negotiation of commercial contracts.
Mergers and acquisitions, including stock and asset acquisition, direct investment, establishment of joint ventures, and filings for antitrust review and national security review.
Real property, including construction, acquisitions, leases, and financing for commercial and residential properties.
Banking and funds, including bank loans, overseas security for offshore lending, and establishment of and investment in funds.
Securities, including the issuance of shares and bonds, disclosure of listed companies, and legal consultation on compliance issues under the securities laws.
Dispute resolution, including litigation before federal and state courts, U.S. and international arbitration, and mediation.
Business immigration, including L-1 visas for senior officers of transnational companies and EB-5 investment immigration.
A Wholehearted Business Partner
We go the distance to help our clients gain a foothold and succeed in the US market. In addition to high quality legal representation, our clients could utilize our extensive knowledge of the commercial landscape in the US, including our connections with industry and government leaders. For example, we have recommended financing and asset custody channels, and have connected our clients with trade associations of Chinese enterprises as well as professional service providers in different fields.
A One-Stop Shop for M&A Legal Services
In M&A and cross-border transactions, the New York Office provides one-stop comprehensive legal services, coordinating teams of lawyers in multiple offices of the firm or from multiple law firms, with JunHe as lead counsel. We leverage our firm’s pooled resources in China and overseas to advise our Chinese clients on U.S. investment projects.
We represented a biotech company in Fujian in its acquisition of 55% of the equity of two offshore subsidiaries and 100% of the equity in three onshore subsidiaries of a dietary supplements manufacturer based in California. The project involved almost all major issues in M&A transactions between China and the U.S. As sole legal counsel, the firm’s Beijing, New York, and Shanghai Offices, jointly completed the entire transaction.
We represented a Chinese laser industry leader, which was listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, in its acquisition of assets owned by a globally dominant supplier of precision photonic devices and subsystems, which was based in Massachusetts. The assets included equity in the U.S. and Germany and assets in Japan and Malaysia. The four sellers were located in each country, respectively, and the four transactions needed to be executed simultaneously. As lead counsel for the project, JunHe not only provided substantial M&A legal services in China and the U.S., but also efficiently coordinated and managed lawyers and other professionals in Germany, Japan and Malaysia, securing a solid foundation for realizing the global closing in a short period of time.
We represented a Chinese “National Key Leading Enterprise under Agriculture Industrialization”, which was listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, in its acquisition of the equity and commercial realty of a well-established aquatic products wholesaler based in California. This M&A transaction between the Chinese and the U.S. enterprise involved diverse legal issues. As sole legal counsel, the Beijing and New York Offices jointly completed all aspects of and successfully closed the deal.
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