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Private Equity + Venture Capital | China

Combining corporate finance expertise with diverse technology, healthcare, life sciences and real estate practices, lawyers at Morrison & Foerster's Hong Kong, Beijing, and Shanghai offices are very active in all aspects of the evolving private equity market in China. We regularly represent private equity investors, venture capitalists, private equity fund sponsors and issuers in a wide variety of private equity transactions, including buy-outs (leveraged and non-leveraged), early and late-stage venture investments, and restructurings and recapitalizations.

The firm is recognized as a leading law firm for private equity and venture capital in China and Hong Kong by independent ranking organizations such as Asia Pacific Legal 500, Asialaw, Chinalaw, Chambers Asia, Chambers Global, IFLR 1000, and Practical Law Company. In particular, the firm is ranked in the first band in private equity and venture capital in China and Hong Kong by Chambers Asia 2009. We have been highly recommended as a leading advisor for private equity investments in Hong Kong and China by PLC Cross Border's Private Equity Handbook every year since 2006. The 2010 edition of IFLR 1000 says, "Morrison & Foerster has one of the leading China venture capital practices in the market."

For more information on our Private Equity Fund practice, please see Private Equity Funds.

"Morrison & Foerster has a prestigious history in the private equity sector, both in Hong Kong and mainland China."
(Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2010/2011)


"Outstanding for international fund formation and China work."
(Chambers Asia 2010)


"Really understand[s] investment in China."
(Chambers Asia 2010)


"Morrison & Foerster is known for private equity work, but translates this expertise into wider M&A, for clients such as Goldman Sachs, Warburg Pincus and Morgan Stanley."
(Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2010/2011)