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Lehman, Lee & Xu: China Law Firm

Lehman, Lee & Xu is a leading Chinese law firm, specializing in corporate and commercial legal services in China. We offer comprehensive services in legal advisory and support, trademarks and patents registration and protection, accounting and taxation, and visa & immigration services.

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Lehman, Lee & Xu: China Law Firm

  1. 1. LEHMAN, LEE & XU Talent Portfolio
  2. 2. • Among the first private law firms established in mainland China (1992). • The first private law firm established in Mongolia. • Private full service law firm serving international corporate and individual clients. • Headquarters in Beijing, China with offices in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Mongolia. • Personal attention and custom legal services. • A wide range of services, broad local knowledge and an international perspective. Who we are
  3. 3. Banking and Finance Capital Markets/Securities Project & Infrastructure Finance Real Estate Mergers & Acquisitions Inbound and Outbound Investment Energy & Resources Export, Customs and Trade Bankruptcy and Reorganization Anti-Monopoly and Antitrust Commodities Trading & Mining Corporate and International Taxation Franchising Intellectual Property Governmental Relations Litigation and Arbitration Resolution Labor and Employment Creditors Rights What we do
  4. 4. Selected Case Studies Mining Projects Our Mongolian office acted as counsel for a group of international lenders including the multilateral agencies European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and International Finance Corporation (IFC), the export credit agencies Export Development Canada (EDC), Export Finance and Insurance Corporation (EFIC) and US EXIM, and a syndicate of commercial banks including BNP Paribas and Standard Chartered Bank in connection with the US$4.4 billion financing for the Oyu Tolgoi Project. We contributed to finalizing the largest emerging market mining project financing transaction to date, which was coordinated across multiple jurisdictions and time zones. OEM disputes A client was having problems with their China subsidiary. The person whom they had appointed as their Legal Representative was making secret profits from their business. When confronted about the secret profits he refused to hand over the company Chops and took steps to frustrate the issuance of new ones from the government. Our team was able to resolve this situation through the Chinese court, allowing the client to get back to business as usual. Direct Sales We have been involved with the formations of several companies that are involved in direct sales. The requirements for obtaining a direct sales licence in China are high and our full service legal team is able to provide all the services our clients need from the initial application, through to setting up company procedures and the remittance of funds to foreign parent companies in a tax efficient manner. Bespoke Services Our firm has helped hundreds of businesses with their China operations. One of our clients has over $3b in annual revenues and is on the Forbes Global 2000 list. We have assisted them with all of their needs, including intellectual property registration, intellectual property infringement actions, labour disputes and compliance management.
  5. 5. Edward Lehman Edward Lehman has nearly 30 consecutive years of “on the ground” legal professional experience dealing with Chinese and Mongolian legal issues. He was the first foreign lawyer to work as a “Legal Professional” in China with a local Chinese law firm. He is the first foreign lawyer to be registered in Mongolia. He is the longest serving Managing Director of any law firm in the People’s Republic of China. Expertise Corporate Commercial Labor Finance Minerals & Mining Intellectual Property Tax Media and Advertising Pharmaceuticals Foreign Direct Investment Experience Director, LehmanBush China Legal Commentator, China Central Television (CCTV) Fellow, China Academy of Social Sciences. Qualifications Juris Doctor LLM Law BSc Chemistry Awards & Accolades Asia Legal Business Magazine list “China’s 30 Hottest Lawyers” .
  6. 6. Foreign Counsel JACOB BLACKLOCK Areas of Practice Contract Manufacturing Foreign Direct Investment Joint Venture Direct Sales Employment Law Dispute Resolution Experience China, 4 years Lehman Law Mongolia, Coordinator Qualifications Admitted before the Texas State Bar Juris Doctor Degree Certificate in International & Comparative Law Languages English & Spanish CHRIS FUNG Areas of Practice Commercial Agreements Foreign Direct Investment Manufacturing Dispute Resolution UK law Experience Various Scottish law firms, General Practice Insurance Company, Personal Injury team London law firm, Outdoor Clerk Lecturing at various Chinese Universities Qualifications Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice LLB, Law Law Society of Scotland, Professional Exams Languages English, Cantonese & Mandarin
  7. 7. Beijing Office YOLANDA LI Areas of Practice Foreign Direct Investment Merger & Acquisition Corporate & Commercial Litigation & Arbitration Employment Law Intellectual Property Qualifications Admitted, China National Bar LLM, UK Commercial Law LLM, PRC Civil & Commercial Law LLB, PRC Law Experience Law Firm, Senior Attorney Consulting Company, General Counsel The People’s Courts, Judge Languages Mandarin & English FLEUR CHEN Areas of Practice Corporate Law Foreign Direct Investment Mergers & Acquisitions Franchise Intellectual Property Qualifications Admitted, China National Bar LLM, International Commercial Law LLB, Law Experience Various PRC law firms Languages Mandarin & English.
  8. 8. Shanghai Office BONNIE ZHANG Areas of Practice Foreign Direct Investment; Company Law; Labor Law; Commercial Dispute Qualifications Admitted, China National Bar LLM, Civil Procedure Experience Cosmetics Company, Legal Assistant Languages Mandarin & English OUR SHANGHAI TEAM Areas of Practice Our small but dedicated team in Shanghai, provides services to private clients and large multinationals in all areas of the law. Our Shanghai office Additionally, we are able to provide accounting and tax consulting services. Languages Mandarin & English
  9. 9. Trademarks GRACE WANG Areas of Practice Intellectual Property Trademark Law Copyright Domain Names Qualifications Admitted, China National Bar Trademark Attorney LLB, Law Experience Various PRC firms, Trademark Attorney Languages Mandarin & English OUR TRADEMARKS TEAM The trademark team assists clients in the selection of an appropriate Chinese trademarks, registration of the applications in China and abroad, while constantly maintaining and enforcing trademark portfolios. The Firm’s attorneys handle numerous proceedings before the State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO), The Trademark Review and Adjudication Board (TRAB), The State Administration of Industry and Commerce (SAIC), and other regulatory bodies. They are also involved in all aspects of transactional trademark work, including the negotiation and drafting of licensing, distribution and franchise agreements. NOTEWORTHY CASES Societe Des Produits Nestle S.A. –v- TRAB We successfully represented a third party who opposed the registration of trademarks relating to Columbian coffee. Beijing Meihua Oriental Building Materials Co. –v- TRAB We successfully represented a third party who opposed the registration of a Trademark in bad faith for goods of a similar nature. Alpargatas S.A. –v- Qingdao Mingde Import & Export Co. Ltd. The Claimant was able to successfully seek the seizure and destruction of 111,660 pairs of sandals and compensation from the Defendant.
  10. 10. Patents WAYNE SHAN Areas of Practice Patent Law Copyright Law Patent filing, prosecution, invalidation, litigation Qualifications Admitted, China National Bar Registered Patent Attorney in China LLM, Law BSc, Physics Experience Various IP law firms FAZHI CHEN Areas of Practice Intellectual Property Patent Application, Invalidation & Litigation Computer Cables & Connectors Qualifications Registered Patent Attorney in China Admitted, China National Bar LLB, Economic Law BEng, Mechanical and Electronic Engineering Experience Patent Engineer for the Foxconn Group VICKY LI Areas of Practice Intellectual Property Patent Application, Invalidation & Litigation Chemistry, and Material Science Qualifications Registered Patent Attorney in China BSc, Chemistry Experience Law Firm, Patent Attorney Pharmaceutical Co., Chemistry Informatics Languages Mandarin & English
  11. 11. Visa & Immigration RENATA INOKOMIS Areas of Practice Visa & Immigration Global Mobility International Relocation International Moving Assignment Management (International & Domestic) Project Management Qualifications Diploma in Chinese Language MA Sinology Experience International Assignment Manager, China Project Manager, China Director Relocation Services & Customer Engagement Manager, China Business Development & Marketing Manager, China General Manager, China Sales Manager, China Languages Polish, English, Mandarin, French & Russian OUR VISA & IMMIGRATION TEAM Areas of Practice Our specialists assist foreign professionals with all aspects of immigration to China, including residency applications, business invitations and licensing invitations, work permits and entry visas for principals and their family members. As one of the leading business immigration practices in China, our attorneys are regularly called on to comment on the legal developments of immigration law in both China. We regularly keep multinational corporations advised on changes to the law. Experience We have extensive experience in both inbound corporate immigration and outbound immigration consultancy services. Our inbound clients have included companies in the banking, financial services, information technology, management consultancy and retail industries.
  12. 12. Tax & Accounting BEXCEL CHEN Areas of Practice Tax Consulting Tax Planning Internal Control Internal Audit Financial Auditing Financial Accounting Financial Management Business Management Corporate Restructuring Foreign Direct Investment Qualifications Certified Internal Auditor B.A. Financial Management Experience Various CPA Firms Software R & D Co, Financial Team Languages Mandarin & English OUR ACCOUNTING TEAM Areas of Practice Both small private clients and large multinationals have benefited from the expertise of Lehman, Lee & Xu in regards to navigating the Chinese tax system, thereby allowing us to provide seamless services, from the incorporation of offshore companies to the establishment and operation of payroll systems in new businesses. Experience Our expertise in providing practical and commercial tax solutions in China resulted in the firm receiving the prestigious Asian Legal Business “Tax and Trusts Law Firm of the Year” award in 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007. Languages Mandarin & English
  13. 13. Criminal Matters MIKE WANG Areas of Practice Criminal Law Extraditions Foreign Direct Investment Intellectual Property Employment Law Corporate Law Qualifications China National Bar, Trainee lawyer Translator certified by MHRSS LLM, PRC Economic Law LLB, PRC Law Experience Trainee Lawyer People’s Procuratorate, 5 years as a Prosecutor Languages Mandarin & English NOTEWORTHY CASES Beijing People’s Procuratorate v. Liu A white collar crime case involving over 70 million in illegal fund-raising. Beijing People’s Procuratorate v. Cao A sensitive case of intentionally disturbing public order in which political and international factors were involved. Beijing People’s Procuratorate v. You A case involving the smuggling of 2kg of heroin. Misc Mike’s range of experiences also include many other offences such as theft, assaults and drug cases involving foreigners.
  14. 14. Mongolian Lawyers AMARJARGAL LKHAGVAA Areas of Practice Land Usage Rights Mining Foreign Direct Investment Financing Strategies Corporate Commercial Secured Lending Contracts Dispute Resolution Labour Law Qualifications LLM, Sustainable International Development LLB, International law Experience National Legal Institute Legal & Administrative Officer at a Telecoms Company Languages Mongolian, German & English OUR MONGOLIAN TEAM Areas of Practice Our team has experience all areas of Mongolian law, with a client base that is predominately commercial clients involved in the mining, banking and real estate sectors. We have worked directly with various governmental agencies and rendered legal opinions on transactions going up to $4.4 billion in value. Qualifications Our Mongolian legal team all have law degrees from countries such as the UK, USA, India, Russia & Mongolia. Languages Mongolian, English, Russian & Mandarin
  15. 15. LEHMAN, LEE & XU 10-2 Liangmaqiao Diplomatic Compound 22 Dongfang East Road Chaoyang District Beijing 100600 China Tel: (86)(10) 8532-1919 Fax: (86)(10) 8532-1999 E-mail: mail@lehmanlaw.com A Licensed Chinese Law Firm All copyrights reserved by Lehman, Lee & Xu

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