Our Firm provides a full-range of corporate legal services to companies of all sizes, from startups to publicly owned corporations with securities listed on the Shanghai and Shenzhen Exchange. We have gained considerable expertise from long service to public companies and larger private clients in all industries. This expertise enables us to provide creative solutions to all of our clients in the areas of corporate and securities counseling, public and private offerings of debt or equity securities and business combination planning and implementation of all types. We have experience in this area as well as in investigations and defense of alleged insider trading and corporate misconduct.
Practice area lawyers work for a limited number of clients which allows us to rapidly develop a special relationship and an institutional knowledge of the client that is necessary to provide effective counsel in an increasingly complex business environment. Through this approach, lawyers quickly learn the business and special needs of the client and, at an early stage, develop the mutual trust and respect that is critical to a successful partnership. Our team approach to client service also allows our clients multiple contact persons within the Firm who can efficiently and effectively handle anything from a routine inquiry to a complex and unexpected emergency situation.
The attorney teams we create can be as broad or as limited as the client's needs and preferences require. For complex business combination transactions, we create multidisciplinary teams to handle issues that may arise in areas such as employment law, employee benefits, real estate, environmental matters, commercial finance, litigation review and tax. For more common issues, our client may deal with one to three lawyers who can call upon lawyers in other practice areas to the extent required to complete the matter. In the early stages of the representation, most clients opt to input matters through one of the members of a small core team. As the relationship matures, clients tend to expand their primary contacts to include our many experienced practitioners in the other areas in which they have continuing legal issues.
The Firm's Corporate, Securities, and Merger and Acquisition practice area has a national reputation for quality legal work and excellent client service. We are regularly engaged to work on transactions or other matters in which the largest law firms in the country are involved. We regularly aid clients in determining the most beneficial form and structure of the transaction from an operational, accounting and tax perspective, in negotiating and documenting the transaction and in meeting the conditions and contingencies to closing as efficiently as possible. We also have a strong knowledge of the regulatory aspects inherent in all kinds of corporate matters that allows us to help in devising the most appropriate method to expedite the desired corporate action.
While our experience is most extensive in negotiated business transactions, we are also experienced in representing both acquirers and targets in so-called "hostile takeovers" and other contested matters. In addition, we have represented a number of clients in other types of sophisticated transactions including spin-offs or management-led buyouts. Our lawyers are experienced in such areas as:
Preparing and reviewing CSRC filings
Structuring public offerings
Negotiating with underwriters
Preparing proxy statements and issues transactions
Investment companies Registration
Choice of business structure
Creation and maintenance of corporate records
Business organization, structure and governance