Technology, Media + Telecommunications | China


Morrison & Foerster's China Technology Transactions Group is recognized as perhaps the pre-eminent technology practice in the People's Republic of China and Hong Kong. The group advises a diverse range of Asian, European, and U.S. clients in the technology, financial services, life sciences, internet, software, telecommunications, and media industries on a wide spectrum of TMT related matters. Our lawyers have particular expertise in:

  • cross-border sourcing and services agreements (including traditional IT outsourcing projects and business process outsourcing);
  • technology licensing;
  • contract manufacturing and logistics agreements;
  • research, development, and technology transfer arrangements;
  • reselling and distribution relationships;
  • domestic and cross-border regulatory advice;
  • data privacy policies;
  • franchising arrangements;
  • specialist intellectual property and technology law support and due diligence for private equity transactions, restructuring, and international capital market offerings; and
  • intellectual property protection strategies.

The firm is one of the few international firms that are uniquely positioned to advise clients on matters relating to Hong Kong, PRC, U.S., and English law. We have more than 70 professionals located in China's largest commercial cities: Hong Kong, Beijing, and Shanghai.

The Technology Transactions practice was named "2010 Telecoms, Media and Technology Firm of the Year" in Hong Kong by Asian Counsel following its annual survey of in-house counsel. The firm won the same award in 2009 for China. Asia Pacific Legal 500 recognizes our practice in the first tier for technology work in China and since 2006, has ranked us as the only law firm in tier one for technology work in Hong Kong. Chambers and Partners ranks the firm as a tier one law firm for technology work in Hong Kong and China. The PLC Which Lawyer? and Global Counsel both highly recommend the firm for IT and Telecoms in Hong Kong and China.

Chambers Asia-Pacific 2017
Asia-Pacific: Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT)
China: Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT): International Firms


Chambers Global 2016
Asia-Pacific Region: Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT)
Global-wide: Outsourcing
Global-wide: Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT)
United States: Outsourcing


Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2016
China: Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT): Foreign Firms
Hong Kong: Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT)
Japan: Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT): International Firms and Joint Ventures
Singapore: Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT): Foreign Firms

"They are a first-tier firm with a great reputation in the TMT space."
(Chambers Asia-Pacific: China 2016)


"They are very willing to invest time to understand our business and our issues and not coming up with a cookie-cutter solution. They impress us with their knowledge of the business and the personal relationship."
(Chambers Global: Asia-Pacific Region 2016)


"There are many firms with perfectly good expertise in these areas, but what sets Morrison & Foerster apart is the directness, clarity and concision of the advice."
(Chambers Global: Global-wide 2016)

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