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 50 professionals located in China's largest commercial cities: Hong Kong, Beijing, and Shanghai.

The Technology Transactions practice was ranked in Band 1 for TMT: Information Technology International Firm in China by Chambers Asia-Pacific 2017/18, and Tier 1 for TMT for China by Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2017/18. The firm has been named “Technology, Media & Telecommunications Law Firm of the Year” in China by China Business Law Journal since 2013.

Chambers Asia-Pacific 2018
Asia-Pacific: Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT)
Band 1: China: Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT): International Firms

Chambers Global 2018
Asia-Pacific Region: Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT)
Global-wide: Outsourcing
Global-wide: Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT)
United States: Outsourcing

Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2018
Tier 1: China: Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT): Foreign Firms
Tier 2: Hong Kong: Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT)
Tier 1: Japan: Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT
Tier 2: Singapore: Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT): Foreign Firms

China Business Law Journal 2018

Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law Firm of the Year

A client says: "The team is knowledgeable, thorough and extremely responsive."
(Chambers Asia-Pacific: China 2018)

"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)

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