Morrison & Foerster is among the first U.S. law firms to establish an office or become locally qualified to practice in each of China’s major business centers: Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong. Having been handling major matters in greater China for more than 35 years, we have more than 50 multilingual U.S., PRC, and HK-qualified legal professionals, coupled with more than 1,000 international lawyers worldwide.

Morrison & Foerster provides comprehensive coverage for investment, finance, and regulatory matters to a wide spectrum of clients in China, including many of the world’s largest multinationals and the most substantial and active institutional PRC companies, as well as promising startups in the Internet, technology, entertainment, telecommunications, energy, clean technology, renewable energy, and life sciences industries.

Key Practice Areas

  • Anti-Trust
  • Capital Markets
  • FCPA + Anti-Corruption
  • Global Strategic Alliances and Joint Ventures
  • Intellectual Property
  • Investment Funds
  • Litigation and Arbitration
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Private Equity/Venture Capital
  • Real Estate
  • Tax
  • Technology


Our China Practice and attorneys are recognized by:

  • Chambers Asia-Pacific 2019 ranks Morrison & Foerster in Band 1 for TMT: Information Technology in China and the Elite Firm for Corporate/M&A in China.
  • Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2019 ranks Morrison & Foerster in Tier 1 for TMT in China. The firm is also ranked as a leading firm in 14 other practice areas in China and Hong Kong.
  • Bloomberg M&A League Table Ranking ranks Morrison & Foerster #7 by Deal Volume in China in 2017.
  • ALB Hong Kong Law Awards 2018 names Morrison & Foerster “Deal Firm of the Year” in Hong Kong.
  • China Business Law Journal names Morrison & Foerster “Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law Firm of the Year” from 2013 – 2018 and “Healthcare, Pharma & Life Sciences Law Firm of the Year” in 2018. The firm was also named “Private Equity & Venture Capital Law Firm of the Year” in 2016 and “Energy, Projects and Infrastructure Law Firm of the Year” in 2014.
  • China Law and Practice 2018 names Morrison & Foerster "Private Equity deal of the Year" in China.

"Highly regarded for cross-border deals, especially involving high-end US clients looking to expand into the China market, as well as for domestic clients on outbound deals."

“They are responsive, precise and constructive when giving advice.”

(Chambers Asia-Pacific 2019)

Our Hong Kong Capital Markets Quarterly News publication summarizes the latest market and regulatory developments in Hong Kong.


Email Disclaimer

Unsolicited e-mails and information sent to Morrison & Foerster will not be considered confidential, may be disclosed to others pursuant to our Privacy Policy, may not receive a response, and do not create an attorney-client relationship with Morrison & Foerster. If you are not already a client of Morrison & Foerster, do not include any confidential information in this message. Also, please note that our attorneys do not seek to practice law in any jurisdiction in which they are not properly authorized to do so.

©1996-2019 Morrison & Foerster LLP. All rights reserved.