Squire Sanders (US) LLP
Global companies investing in Shanghai – whether operating their own business, taking a stake in a strategic opportunity in a China-based company or establishing a launching pad for an investment elsewhere in China – choose Shanghai as a base not only for its location midway between northern and southern China, but also because of its vital role in sectors such as logistics, transportation and services (financial, IT and others). Shanghai is vibrant and actively developing, but the same vibrancy that draws investors from outside China and new residents from inside the country makes it an intensely competitive environment. Investors require insight, knowledge and skill to navigate the opportunities and challenges they face. The lawyers of Squire Sanders’ Shanghai office have the needed expertise and insight to advise investors on the prospects that await them – in Shanghai and beyond.
Our Shanghai lawyers offer astute and creative counsel across many borders in antimonopoly, competition, trade and regulatory including customs matters; corporate transactions, finance and governance including M&A; environmental, health and safety; intellectual property; labor and employment including trade union matters; real estate and construction; and tax and benefits.
Clients can expect comprehensive legal counsel in a range of business segments including automotive, aviation and travel; chemicals; commercial, industrial and consumer products; debt and equity financings; energy and utilities including green/alternative energy; financial services; investment banking and capital sources, particularly foreign direct investment in regulated/restricted sectors; life sciences including medical device and pharmaceutical registration and manufacturing; retail; and technology and media.
Partner Daniel F. Roules has more than 20 years of experience in international transactions in Asia, Europe and the United States. Since 1997 he has served as lead counsel on numerous joint ventures, acquisitions, dispositions and restructurings throughout mainland China, as well as in Taiwan and Korea.
Mr. Roules works with a staff of PRC- and US-qualified professionals and has established relationships with a network of local PRC law firms throughout China.