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 Funds practice, please see Private Funds.

Chambers Global 2011
Asia-Pacific: Corporate/M&A: Private Equity

Chambers Asia 2011
Asia-wide: Corporate/M&A: Private Equity
China: Private Equity: Buyouts: International Firms
China: Private Equity: Venture Capital Investment: International Firms

IFLR1000 2012
China: Private Equity/Venture Capital
Hong Kong: Private Equity

Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2011-2012
China: Private Equity/Venture Capital: Foreign Firms
Hong Kong: Private Equity

PLC Which lawyer? 2011
China: Private Equity: Buyouts
China: Venture Capital
Hong Kong: Private Equity/Venture Capital

League Tables

#12 Legal Advisers to Chinese M&A Ranked by Deal Count Q3 2009

#3 Asia Announced Deals - Asia Middle-Market Targets Ranked by Volume Q2 2009
#5 Asia Announced Deals - Asia Targets Ranked by Volume Q2 2009
#12 Asia Announced Deals - Asia Middle-Market Targets Ranked by Value Q2 2009

Bloomberg Global Legal M&A
#7 Hong Kong & China Announced Deals Ranked by Deal Count Q2 2009

Here is what they say about us:

"The firm's historical profile in China and long-term dedication to private equity and venture capital means it is a long-standing favourite with clients for work on the mainland."
(Chambers Asia 2009)

"one of the leading China venture capital practices in the market"
(IFLR1000 2010)

"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)

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