Our attorneys have a deep understanding of the complex legal and business landscape in China.

We routinely counsel Chinese companies looking to do business in the US or US-based companies conducting operations in China. We draw on a team of experienced attorneys who have keen insight into how China’s legal developments impact investment access and business operations.

Your Gateway Counsel™
From settling business disputes and analyzing risk assessment for product claims, to the acquisition of assets and trademark counsel, we are well positioned in key American cities to help Chinese clients achieve their international business goals. In particular, we help clients navigate US regulations and defend their interests in complex litigation as their needs require.

 

Speaking Your Language
Several of our attorneys have roots in China and are fluent in Chinese – both Cantonese and Mandarin – and are intimately familiar with the ins and outs of the local business practices. We also have an established network of professional relationships and resources in Asia that are readily available to assist our clients as needs arise.

Our Focus
Our team frequently advises companies in the aviation, fashion, green energy, manufacturing, real estate, technology, and transportation sectors.

International Compliance & Dispute Resolution

  • Business disputes
  • Employment disputes
  • Litigation and arbitration in a wide array of forums
  • Settlement of distribution termination claims
 

Regulatory & Government Affairs

  • Labeling and advertisement restrictions/compliance
  • National advertisement review boards
  • Analysis and risk assessments with respect to product claims

International Transactions

  • Acquisitions of assets
  • Commercial, distribution and license agreements
  • Due diligence
  • Franchise advice
  • Real estate
 

Intellectual Property

  • Patent portfolio management
  • Trademark enforcement

 

OURWORK
We obtained a multimillion dollar jury verdict for a China-based manufacturer in a breach of contract case in US federal court.
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Our litigation team recently advised a major Chinese aviation company in a $7.5 billion partnership dispute.
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We have handled a number of closely watched trade cases brought in the US, including critical matters involving imported solar modules and wind towers from China.
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Our corporate lawyers conduct pre-closing merger and acquisition due diligence to pinpoint and resolve FCPA problems for companies operating in China.
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Privacy, Cybersecurity & Data Protection
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Fashion Law: Luxury Goods, Designer Brands & Retail

Our group helps international clients with privacy, cybersecurity, and data protection, particularly in regulated spaces such as health care and telecommunications and sophisticated industries including retail, gaming, and entertainment and media.

We counsel on international data transfers and keep clients abreast of international developments such as EU Data Protection laws and Safe Harbor frameworks. 

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Arent Fox’s immigration practice regularly deals with issues relating to obtaining authorization to live and work in the United States through immigrant and nonimmigrant visas.
We provide advice and representation on questions related to United States immigration and nationality law and procedure, assist clients in implementing IRCA or I-9 compliance programs, conduct due diligence audits in the context of mergers and acquisitions, and provide foreign visa assistance.
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We advise domestic and foreign companies in all aspects of cross-border transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, finance, licensing, foreign investment, franchise, and distribution relationships.
that can affect cross-border transactions (whether it be CFIUS controls on foreign investment in sensitive industries, or compliance with US export or anti-corruption rules), and which is frequently required in order to complete proper due diligence.
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Our trademark professionals serve hundreds of clients with international needs and are dedicated to protecting and exploiting our clients’ IP in global markets. We are currently responsible for more than 46,000 active trademark applications and registrations worldwide.
More specifically, we are responsible for more than 11,900 marks in North America, 7,500 marks in South America, 8,500 marks in Europe, and 14,000 marks in Asia. We are also responsible for more than 1,600 marks in Australia and more than 2,500 marks in Africa and the Middle East.
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Our group helps clients conduct international business while abiding by the FCPA, anti-money laundering laws, False Claims Act and other anti-fraud laws, and an ever-growing number of international anti-corruption laws and conventions.

We handle a wide range of complex and multijurisdictional matters, and also advise foreign companies whose activities have drawn the attention of US regulators and enforcement agencies. 

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Arent Fox has an active and versatile national Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring practice. We believe that a broad, diverse, and comprehensive practice enhances and improves our ability to represent clients creatively and successfully in both transactional and litigation-oriented matters.
Our resources and experience enable Arent Fox to be a leading presence and force in the bankruptcy world and restructuring business and to bring added value to the representation of our clients.
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In an increasingly globalized and Internet-based economy, designers and retailers face unique competitive challenges, making it especially important to retain counsel who know the industry.

We have represented fashion houses on all aspects of these proceedings and in working within the very complex rules relating to country of origin and valuation (including the so-called “first sale rule”).

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Arent Fox LLP, founded in 1942, is internationally recognized in core practice areas where business and government intersect. With more than 400 lawyers in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and Washington, DC, the firm provides strategic legal counsel and multidisciplinary solutions to clients that range from Fortune 500 corporations to trade associations.

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