Paul McKenzie is Managing Partner of the firm's Beijing office. His practice focuses on a broad range of corporate transactions and regulatory compliance matters in China.
Mr. McKenzie advises international and Chinese corporations on a diverse range of matters, including acquisitions and divestitures, real estate development projects, resource development projects, strategies for licensing and distribution of software products, privacy law compliance, structures for sale and distribution activities in China, and regulatory compliance strategies.
Mr. McKenzie has practiced in Hong Kong and Beijing since 1993. Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster in 2005, Mr. McKenzie was the managing partner of another major U.S. law firm’s Hong Kong office.
Mr. McKenzie is recommended by Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2011-2014 for Corporate/M&A and for Real Estate work. He is also recommended for Projects and Energy by Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2014. Mr. McKenzie is designated as a leading individual for Energy & Natural Resources by Chambers Asia Pacific 2013, a Leading Lawyer, Mergers & Acquisitions – China by Asialaw Leading Lawyers 2006-2009 and IFLR 1000 2013-2014. He is also recommended for China matters by The International Who's Who of Mining Lawyers 2006-2013 and The International Who's Who of Real Estate Lawyers 2009-2013.
Mr. McKenzie received his LL.B. from the University of Toronto in 1989. He is admitted to practice in Hong Kong (1998) and British Columbia, Canada (1990). He is fluent in English and Chinese.