Private Equity + Venture Capital | China


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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 Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Chambers Asia, Chambers Global, IFLR1000, Asian Legal Business, and China Law & Practice. Chambers Asia Pacific 2018 says, “We’re very happy with the practice – the partners speak Chinese and understand the local and international business and cultural environment.” Legal 500 2018 adds that, “Morrison & Foerster enjoys long-term relationships with some of China’s leading private equity entities and major multinational private equity funds that invest in China”.

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

Chambers Global 2018
Asia-Pacific: Corporate/M&A: Private Equity


Chambers Asia-Pacific 2019
Asia-Pacific: Corporate/M&A: Private Equity
China: Private Equity: Buyouts & Venture Capital: International Firms


IFLR1000 2018
China: Private Equity: Foreign Firms 
Hong Kong: Private Equity


Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2019
China: Private Equity/Venture Capital: Foreign Firms
Hong Kong: Private Equity


ALB Hong Kong Law Awards 2018
Deal Firm of the Year


China Law & Practice 2018
Private Equity Deal of the Year


Here is what they say about us:

"Deft handling of venture capital and private equity mandates for key Chinese and international investors, with a strong focus on regional funds. Especially noted for deep experience on outbound investment into US targets. Active in sectors such as technology, healthcare and pharmaceuticals."

"They're able to advise both from legal and commercial perspectives, based on their deep transactional experience in this space, MoFo is able to provide good personnel support drawing from offices in both Hong Kong and the target geography. Their work is very co-ordinated so I feel like I am only working with one team."

"They're highly responsive, very detail-minded and provide sensible advice. They truly understand the commerciality needed in private equity deals."
(Chambers Asia-Pacific 2019)


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Chambers Asia Pacific

"Deft handling of venture capital and private equity mandates for key Chinese and international investors, with a strong focus on regional funds. Especially noted for deep experience on outbound investment into US targets. Active in sectors such as technology, healthcare and pharmaceuticals."

"They're able to advise both from legal and commercial perspectives, based on their deep transactional experience in this space, MoFo is able to provide good personnel support drawing from offices in both Hong Kong and the target geography. Their work is very co-ordinated so I feel like I am only working with one team."

"They're highly responsive, very detail-minded and provide sensible advice. They truly understand the commerciality needed in private equity deals."
(Chambers Asia-Pacific 2019)

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