Paul D. McKenzie

Paul D. McKenzie


University of Toronto (B.A., 1985)
University of Toronto Faculty of Law (LL.B., 1989)

Bar Admissions

British Columbia
Hong Kong (Solicitor)

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 ranked as a leading lawyer in China for Projects and Energy in 2014 – 2018 by Legal 500 Asia Pacific. He is also recommended for Corporate/M&A in 2011-2018, Real Estate in 2011-2015, Private Equity/Venture Capital in 2016, and TMT in 2017 – 2018. He is also recommended for M&A by IFLR1000 in 2013, 2014 and 2016. Mr. McKenzie is designated as a leading individual for Energy & Natural Resources by Chambers Asia Pacific 2015 and a Leading Lawyer, Mergers & Acquisitions – China by Asialaw Leading Lawyers 2006-2009. 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.

Paul McKenzie is recommended as a leading lawyer by Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2011-2012, IFLR1000 2014 and AsiaLaw 2009.

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