U.S./Asia Cross Border Practice

While improvements in technologies and transportation can smooth the road to finding business opportunities globally, regulation has the potential to bring the implementation of any business plan to a halt. At Troutman Sanders, we leverage our experience to provide solution-based, cross-border services to public and private companies, private equity sponsors, portfolio companies and investors.

With multiple offices in China and numerous offices throughout the United States, our firm helps U.S.-based clients implement their entry and expansion strategies in Asia, and counsels China-based companies and investors seeking business opportunities in the United States.

Our U.S./Asia Cross-Border practice assists clients with transactional matters that include the following:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Joint ventures
  • Financings
  • Intellectual property licensing and protection
  • Commercial contracts

We provide U.S.-inbound investors with critical support and services related to tax planning, regulatory compliance — including in connection with the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) — and government relations. Our lawyers regularly help our China-inbound clients navigate the complex and pervasive regulatory framework of this vast country and offer our clients experienced advice in adapting their business models to take into account unique requirements and aspects of applicable law in China.

We regularly advise clients in China seeking to acquire U.S. businesses. Our experience in this arena spans a variety of industries, including oil and gas, commercial real estate, food production and processing, and retail. In the United States, we have assisted clients in connection with foreign direct investment, acquisitions and joint ventures in China, in industries ranging from specialty chemicals and auto parts to heavy equipment and machine tooling, precision instruments, and logistics.

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