Our legal services include:
- Corporate transactions, including cross-border and multi-jurisdictional mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances
- Banking and Finance
- Fund formation, structuring and regulation, de-registration and termination
- On-going advice to investment funds and managers
- Dispute resolution both contentious and non-contentious
Our China team includes Mandarin, Shanghainese, Cantonese and English-speaking professionals and is the only team in Asia to have qualified lawyers in the key offshore jurisdictions of the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey.
The Shanghai office can also provides Chinese clients with direct access to our Luxembourg office's legal services, enabling us to work on complex and multi-jurisdictional transactions in the Asian time zone.
Shanghai is one of the world's key financial centres and is in one of Asia’s fastest growing economies. It has been crucial to establish a strong presence in mainland China in order to provide the full range of services from Ogier to clients in a manner which is responsive to local conditions and practices. We were the first offshore law firm to establish an office in mainland China in 2011.
With the establishment of the New Shanghai Free Trade Zone in September 2013, the Chinese government shows its positive attitude in further opening-up the market and creates a more favourable environment for investment and trade. Ogier's Shanghai office is well-placed to assist both foreign investors investing into the PRC through offshore structures, as well as outbound investors using special purpose vehicles or outbound equity investment funds in the case of qualified investors. The FTZ represents a significant opportunity for trade and investment. Offshore structures have a key role to play in facilitating trade and investment efficiently and in accordance with international standards.