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Jones Day - Shanghai

4th Floor27 Zhongshan Dong Yi Road Shanghai 200002, China

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Updated: 06/02/2021

Shanghai Foreign Direct Investment Law Firm


When Jones Day opened its Shanghai Office in 1999, it was the only fully integrated global law firm with offices in Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Today the Firm has an office in Beijing as well and boasts nearly 15 legal professionals in Shanghai alone...

About Jones Day


  • Cantonese
  • Chinese
  • English
  • Mandarin
  • Shanghainese

Practice Areas

  • Foreign Direct Investment
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Sale and restructuring of state and foreign-owned assets
  • Antitrust and Competition
  • Intellectual Property
  • Construction
  • Employment
  • Real Estate
  • Corporate and Finance

Published Works

  • Africa Resources Update, 2012
  • Antitrust Alert: Competition Commission of India Imposes US$ 1.1 Billion Penalty in Cement Cartel Case, 2012
  • Antitrust Alert: Hong Kong Finally Adopts Competition Law, 2012
  • Traps For The Unwary In Disputes Involving China, Law360, 2012
  • Common Misconceptions Regarding CFIUS and the CFIUS Process, 2012
  • High-Yield Debt Practice - Asia, 2012
  • Asian Capital Markets, 2012
  • China Adopts Fifth Catalogue of Industries for Guiding Foreign Investment, 2012
  • Asia-Pacific Competition Law, 2012
  • China Imposes Mineral Resources Compensation Fee on Petroleum Contracts Signed After November 1, 2011, 2012
  • Cartel Leniency in the Asia-Pacific Region, 2012
  • Antitrust Alert: China Conditionally Approves Google’s Acquisition of Motorola Mobility, 2012
  • Federal Reserve Approves First Chinese Acquisition of a U.S. Bank and Provides Roadmap for International Acquisitions, 2012
  • Antitrust Alert: Chinese Supreme People’s Court Sets Framework for Antitrust Litigation, 2012
  • Asian Mergers & Acquisitions, 2012
  • Federal Jury Returns Verdicts in Rare Price-Fixing Trial of Global Liquid-Crystal Displays Conspiracy, 2012
  • New SAFE Circular 7—What Does It Mean for Your Company?, 2012
  • Antitrust Alert: Lessons from China's Merger Review Decisions Learned in Recent Hard Drive Acquisitions, 2012
  • Confidentiality in Asia-Based International Arbitrations, 2012
  • Asia Pacific Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits, 2012
  • Antitrust Alert: China Conditionally Approves Seagate Acquisition of Samsung Hard Drive Business, 2012
  • Australia's Highest Court Applies the Hand Brake to Arbitration: Inadequate Reasons Render Award Invalid, 2011
  • Antitrust Alert: China Issues Guidelines on the Assessment of Mergers under the Anti-Monopoly Law, 2011
  • China Publishes Final Rules on the National Security Review of Foreign Investment in Chinese Companies, 2011
  • Global Stock Plans Update, 2011
  • Antitrust Alert: China Approves Merger between Russian Potash Producers but Requires They Continue to Supply the Chinese Market, 2011
  • A New Labor Era: Higher Costs and Greater Pressures, this article first appeared in China Business Review (Article also available online at ), 2011
  • Antitrust Alert: China’s Supreme Court to Set Framework for Antitrust Litigation, 2011
  • Capital for Banks from the Treasury's Small Business Lending Fund—Apply by May 16 and Consider Terms Before Closing, 2011
  • China: next stop in the race for leniency?, Global Competition Review, 2011
  • China's New National Security Review Will Examine Foreign Investment in Chinese Companies, 2011
  • China's New Leniency Procedure in Cartel Investigations, 2011
  • Chinese Companies Trading in U.S. Face Increased Scrutiny by SEC, Congress, and Private Plaintiffs, 2011
  • Antitrust Alert: China's SAIC Publishes its Final Anti-Monopoly Law Rules, 2011
  • Ignore At Your Own Peril: Intellectual Property Strategies for China, Marsh Ltd., 2010
  • China Unifies City Maintenance and Construction Tax and Education Surcharge for Domestic and Foreign Invested Enterprises, 2010
  • Implications of Recent Labor Unrest for MNCs Operating or Investing in China, 2010
  • Antitrust Alert: Chinese Officials Impose Conditions on Novartis’ Acquisition of Alcon, 2010
  • Antitrust Alert: Chinese Pricing Enforcers Impose Higher Fines as New Rules Proposed, 2010
  • Asian Dispute Resolution, 2010
  • Antitrust Alert: China Publishes New Draft Rules on Monopoly Agreements, Abuse of Dominance, and Administrative Monopolies, 2010
  • International Antitrust, The International Lawyer, Vol. 44, No. 1, 2010
  • China Issues New Policies to Attract Foreign Investment, 2010
  • Antitrust Alert: China Takes First Action Against Price Cartel Under New Anti-Monopoly Law, 2010
  • Antitrust Alert: China Plans National Security Review of Foreign Investments, 2010
  • Yes, China Does Protect Intellectual Property, The Wall Street Journal Asia, 2010
  • Fraudulent Misrepresentation of Key Project Personnel, 2010
  • Supreme People's Court Seeks to Harmonize Chinese Patent Litigation, coauthor, Morrison & Foerster China IP Newsletter, 2009
  • Display of IP Strength in China: Lilly Wins Patent Dispute for Cialis Against Domestic Chinese Company, PharmAsia News, 2009
  • China Strikes Back: Often the Target of IP Infringement Suits, China is Launching Offensives of its Own, MOFOTECH Magazine, 2009
  • Chint v Schneider - US$23 Million Aberration at the Future of Chinese Patent Litigation? Morrison & Foerster China IP Newsletter, 2009
  • Antitrust Alert: Chinese Antitrust Authority Publishes New Procedural Rules for Non-merger Investigations, 2009
  • Chinese Supreme Court Protects State-Owned Assets in Litigation Relating to Non-Performing Loans, 2009
  • Merger Control in China, The Asia Pacific Antitrust Review, 2009
  • China Adopts New Travel Agency Regulations and Lifts Restrictions on Foreign-Invested Travel Agencies, 2009
  • China Issues New Tax Rules on Enterprise Reorganizations, 2009
  • Legal Considerations for Managing Restructurings in China, 2009
  • China Promulgates New Regulations on the Construction, Operation, and Safety of Civil Airports, 2009
  • Recent Developments in the United States, EU and Asia at the Intersection of Antitrust and Patent Law, GCP Magazine, 2009
  • China Strengthens Tax Administrations on Foreign Contractors, 2009
  • Antitrust Alert: Acquisitions in Australia by Chinese State Owned Enterprises – The ACCC Presumes Common Control, 2009
  • 68 Billon Dollar Question: Could China's Government Block Worldwide Merger of Wyeth and Pfizer? PharmAsia News, 2009
  • Antitrust Alert: Coca-Cola / Huiyuan Deal is First Acquisition Blocked by China Antitrust Review, 2009
  • The East and the Rest, The Economist China, 2009
  • The Radical Third Amendment, 2009 China IP Focus, Managing Intellectual Property, 2009
  • Insider Analysis from Morrison & Foerster LLP: China's Bolar Exemption - Beware of the Uncertainties of Its Reach and Scope (part 2), coauthor, PharmAsia News, Vol. 9, Iss. 30, No. 9005, 2009
  • The Importance of a Product Liability Protection System as Reflected by the 'Sanlu Incident', Legal Daily China, 2009
  • What Does the Third Amendment to China's Patent Law Mean to You?, 2009
  • China's New Transfer Pricing Implementation Rules, 2009
  • China Imposes Business Tax on Foreign Services, 2008
  • Employment Strategy for Foreign Investors in China After the Publication of the Implementation Rules of the Labor Contract Law, 2008
  • China's Antitrust Agency Provides Insights into the Merger Review Process Under the New Anti-Monopoly Law, 2008
  • Impact of China's VAT Reform on Foreign-Invested Enterprises, 2008
  • China's Thin Capitalization Rule, 2008
  • Resolving the Minor Property Right Problem in China, 2008
  • What Does the Third Amendment to China's Patent Law Mean to Pharmaceutical Companies?, 2008
  • The China Anti-Monopoly Law Becomes Effective, 2008
  • Filing Antitrust Suits in Chinese Court, 2008
  • Structure and Responsibilities of Enforcement Agencies Under China Anti-Monopoly Law Clarified, 2008
  • A Summary of China's Corporate Income Tax Incentives, 2008
  • A new dawn for China?, IP Review, 2008
  • China's New Administrative Regulation on Prepaid Corporate Income Tax for Real Estate Developers, 2008
  • China High- and New-Technology Enterprises, 2008
  • Chinese Merger Control, The Asia Pacific Antitrust Review, 2008
  • Chinese Local Governments Fight for Their Share of Tax Revenue, 2008
  • The Impact of the New "Super Ministries" Announced by China and How This Affects the Construction Industry, 2008
  • Impact of Recent Restrictions on Foreign Investors in the Chinese Real Estate Market, 2008
  • Avoiding IP Licensing Pitfalls in China, The Licensing Journal, 2008
  • The Risks Of The Deal – Managing M&A Transactions In China, The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel,, 2008
  • Implementation Regulations for the New Enterprise Income Tax Law of China, 2007
  • Managing Risks in Chinese M&A Transactions, 2007
  • ASIA 2008 A Client's Guide, Jones Day China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, Chambers & Partners, Legal Publishers, 2007
  • Insider Analysis: Defending IP in China Lends Vigor to Patent Process, Viagra Case Demonstrates, Pharma Asia News, 2007
  • New Chinese Anti-Monopoly Law, 2007
  • The Chinese Employment Contract Law of 2007, 2007
  • China's Ministry of Construction Issues New Qualification Regulations for Construction, Design, and Supervision Enterprises, 2007
  • Further Restrictions for Foreign Investors in China's Real Estate Market, 2007
  • China Introduces Further Measures to Regulate Foreign Investment in its Real Estate Market, 2007
  • China's Antitrust Regime: A New Statute Announces The Country's Increasing Importance In The Global Economy, The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, 2007
  • IP Protection In China: Have A Strategy In Place Before You Go, The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, Inc., 2007
  • Chinese Merger Control, The Asia Pacific Antitrust Review, a Global Competition Review special report. (For more information, please visit, 2007
  • The New PRC Property Law, 2007
  • How to litigate patents in China, China IP Focus 2007, 2007
  • PRC Government to Enforce Collection of Land Appreciation Tax, 2007
  • China Issues New Regulations Opening the Market for Crude Oil, 2007
  • China Issues New Regulations Opening the Market for Oil Products, 2006
  • Interpretation of the PRC Arbitration Law by the Supreme People's Court, 2006
  • PRC Construction Law - A Guide For Foreign Companies, CCH, A Wolters Kluwer business, 2006
  • Cultural Design Collision—China’s Ministry of Construction Investigates Foreign Companies Involved in China’s Construction Industry, 2006
  • Arrangements for Reciprocal Enforcement of Commercial Judgments Between Mainland China and Hong Kong, 2006
  • Mergers and Acquisitions in China, 2006
  • PRC Ministry of Construction Issues Draft of Qualification Standards for Construction Engineering General Contracting Special Grade, 2006
  • Forum shopping comes to China, China IP Focus 2006, Managing Intellectual Property, 2006
  • Overview of the New PRC Company Law, 2006
  • How to Protect Pharmaceutical Products in China With or Without a Patent, 2006
  • Chinese Merger Control, The Asia Pacific Antitrust & Trade Review, a Global Competition Review special report. (For more information, please visit, 2006
  • Patent Litigation in Chinese Courts, 2006
  • The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Merger Control 2006, published and reproduced with permission of Global Legal Group Ltd, London, 2006
  • China's New Foreign Exchange Control Rules Offer Improved Regulatory Transparency for Equity Financing Deals, reprinted in International Finance & Treasury, World Trade Executive, January 15, 2006, 2005
  • China’s Ministry of Construction Issues Administrative Regulation for Foreign-Invested Construction Services Enterprises, 2005
  • What You Need to Know About Managing a Patent Mega-Case, coauthor, The Law Journal Newsletter’s The Corporate Counselor, Vol. 20, No. 5, 2005
  • Behind the Footnote in Merck KGaA v Integra, coauthor, Pharmaceutical Law Insight, Vol. 1, No. 4, 2005
  • China, The International Comparative Legal Guide to: international Arbitration 2005, Global Legal Group Ltd, London, 2005
  • China: The Emergence of a Major New LNG Demand Market in Asia ?, 2005
  • China’s Ministry of Construction Issues Consolidated Qualification Regulations for Consultation, 2005
  • Which Way Europe? The Controversy Over Computer-Implemented Inventions, EuroWatch, Vol. 17, No. 11, 2005
  • What Happened Last Year and What Might Happen This Year? The Fundamental Changes in China’s Land Law, 2005
  • Open Source Software: Assessing The IP Risks, IP Law Bulletin, 2005
  • Chinese Merger Control, The Asia Pacific Antitrust & Trade Review, a Global Competition Review special report. (For more information, please visit, 2005
  • The Chinese Power Sector -- A Foreigner's Perspective, 2004
  • Dispute Resolution in Greater China, 2004
  • Are Your Chinese Patents At Risk?, 2004
  • Investment in the People's Republic of China, 2004
  • A Revised Construction Law for China, 2004
  • Real Estate Practice in China, 2004
  • Chinese Merger Control, The Asia Pacific Antitrust & Trade Review, a Global Competition Review special report. (For more information, please visit, 2004
  • International Commercial Arbitration in Asia, 2004
  • China’s Ministry of Construction Issues Foreign Design Enterprise Regulations, 2004
  • Arbitration in China, 2004
  • The Prospects for LNG in Asia in the 21st Century, 2004
  • Interpretation of the Supreme People’s Court on the Law as it Applies to Construction Disputes in China, 2004
  • Gas-Fired Power Generation in China: Opportunity or Road Block?, 2003
  • Improving Implementation of the PRC Construction Law, 2003
  • Opening the Way for M&A Activity in China, 2003
  • China’s Ministry of Construction Extends Period for Applying for Foreign-Invested Construction Enterprise Qualification Certificates, 2003
  • Standard Terms for Asia Oilfield Services Contracts, PetroMin, 2003
  • China’s Supreme People’s Court Upholds Autonomy of Letters of Credit, 2003
  • China Focuses on Venture Capital and M&A: New Rules on Foreign VC Investments Open up Easier Access, 2003
  • Making and Maintaining Successful Energy Sector Investments in China, 2003
  • Construction: How will China’s Accession to the WTO Affect the Construction Industry in China – Opportunities for Foreign Companies, 2003
  • First Step in the Long March - Year One of China's WTO Accession, China Law and Practice, 2003
  • The Future of Power in China, International Power Finance Review, 2002
  • One China, Two Accessions, China Law & Practice, WTO, 2002
  • China's Accession to the WTO, 2002
  • China's WTO Accession Will Have a Positive Impact on the Chemicals Industry, 2002
  • The PRC Telecom Regulatory Regime: Piecing Together the Puzzle, Hong Kong Lawyer, 2001
  • WTO Mandated Legal Reform: China's Next Revolution, China Law & Practice, 2001
  • China's Long WTO March, China Law & Practice, 2001



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