China

Bird & Bird have been doing business in China for over 20 years. We use our extensive experience in China to help domestic and multinational clients navigate the complexities of China’s business and regulatory environment.

Our Hong Kong office was established in 1995 to meet the growing demand of our international clients wanting to undertake business in China and more widely throughout Asia. This was followed by our offices in Beijing in 2004 and in Shanghai in 2008. Our China offices operate as a collaborative integrated practice, and assists clients with their complex business activities throughout the broader China region, as well as advising Chinese state-owned and private companies on their outbound investment opportunities. In 2009 Bird & Bird opened in Singapore* significantly enhancing our capabilities in the Asia Pacific region.

In 2009 Bird & Bird also entered into an association with local Chinese law firm, Lawjay Partners. Through this association we can further assist clients in contentious IP matters in Mainland China by litigating in the Chinese Courts.

Our China practice is sector focused and we provide clients with the full range of commercial services including corporate and advisory matters, M&A, foreign direct investment, corporate finance, private equity, IT and communications, protection and exploitation of intellectual property rights and brand management matters, regulatory and complianceemploymentenergy and utilitiescompetition law, environmental, sport, and on all forms of dispute resolution.

Our lawyers also regularly assist clients with their multi-jurisdictional cross-border activities throughout the Asia Pacific region.

* global association with Bird & Bird ATMD LLP

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Offices in China

Beijing

Bird & Bird
8/F China World Office 1 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie Chaoyang District
Beijing
100004
China

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Hong Kong

Bird & Bird
6/F, The Annex, Central Plaza18 Harbour RoadHong Kong
Hong Kong
999077
China

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Shanghai

Bird & Bird
36/F Bund Center222 Yan An Dong Road
Shanghai
200002
China

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Accolades

IP Law Firm of the Year

ALB Hong Kong Law Awards 2017

International IP Law Firm of the Year

China Law & Practice Awards 2017

"Its deep technical expertise is a particular boon for patent holders in sophisticated and fast-developing fields such as telecommunications, semiconductors and life sciences"

"Bird & Bird is widely regarded as a thought leader in the Hong Kong IP market"

IAM Patent 1000 2017

The team "gets up to speed with matters quickly".

Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017

"Bird & Bird knows the lay of the land in the Asian market, having been active here for over 20 years. Its China group encompasses individuals in Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai; it has the resources, high-tech systems and experience to handle anything a brand owner can throw at it"

WTR 1000 2018