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Hogan Lovells China Desk

The Hogan Lovells China Desk is a team of more than 125 legal practitioners drawn from across our industry sectors and practice groups. Located in 35 offices around the world, they work together to facilitate your inbound and outbound business ventures by delivering legal advice based on in-depth local knowledge combined...

Representative experience

Advising Daimler AG and Volkswagen Leasing/Bank GmbH on Chinese and international ABS transactions.

Advising a Chinese state-owned energy company on the acquisition of a U.S.-owned business, providing advice on corporate and business matters in 28 jurisdictions.

Advising HSBC, SCB, BOC, CCB, and others on a US$700m term loan facility to China Unicom.

Advising world’s leading technology giants in local and multijurisdictional patent disputes, incl. BlackBerry, Dell, HTC Corp., KPN, Motorola, Oracle, Sun Micro-systems, Qualcomm, and ZTE Corp.

Advising Ford Motors, Inc. on its US$1.8bn sale of Volvo Cars to China-based Zhejiang Geely Group and its US$2.3bn sale of Jaguar and Land Rover.

Advising Smithfield Foods on the restructuring of its China operations in China Business Trust with a saving of US$6m in tax every year.

Advising the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China on a US$470m export credit facility insured by Sinosure for a hydroelectric project in Ethiopia.

Devising brand enforcement strategies across Asia and Europe for international clients including Gucci, Christian Dior, Kenzo, Givenchy, Tag-Heuer, Rolex, and Estee Lauder.

Advising CITIC on the financing of the acquisition and the delisting from the New York Stock Exchange of Tongjitang Chinese Medical Company by Tonsun International.

Advising Sinosure and China Development Bank on US$1bn limited recourse financing of a 600MW greenfield power plant in the Philippines.

Advising Alibaba on a wide range of Intellectual Property, IT, and e-commerce related matters.

Advising IBM on the US$2.3bn disposal of its x86 server business to laptop-maker Lenovo in one of the largest technology deals in China’s history.

Advising BaoSteel on the proposed multibillion dollar acquisition of minority stake in a Canadian mining company.

Advising Merrill Lynch Real Estate on numerous development projects in China including due diligence, drafting offshore and onshore documents, and negotiations with Chinese developers.

Advising the Chinese group HNA on the acquisitions of Gategroup (Swiss airport services provider), Servair (Air France’s catering subsidiary), and Carlson Group Hotels.

Advising Sephora on a series of trademark hijacking matters, infringement actions, and domain name matters in China and Hong Kong.

Advising Mercedes Benz Auto Finance Ltd. on a large-scale securitization transaction (4,217bn RMB), drafting transaction documents, and leading all relevant negotiations and approval processes.

Hogan Lovells Publications

The foreign investment law: A new chapter opens for foreign direct investment in China

As had been widely anticipated, the Foreign Investment Law (the "FIL", full text in Chinese here, in-house English translation available upon request) was voted into law by China's highest...

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China breaks new ground with Foreign Investment Law-related Intellectual Property (IP) reform

In a recent move involving both the Chinese legislature (the National People's Congress) and the executive branch (the State Council), China has overhauled two of its most important pieces...

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New draft of the Foreign Investment Law takes a more 'stripped-down' approach, but defers discussion on the 'elephant in the room'

On December 26, 2018, the National People's Congress (NPC) of the People's Republic of China (China or PRC) issued a revised draft Foreign Investment Law (the 2018 Draft) for public...

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Pharma companies may benefit from proposed patent law changes in China; public comment invited Focus On Regulation

On 4 January, China's National People's Congress (NPC) released draft amendments to the Chinese Patent Law, proposing expanded and enhanced protections that may provide real benefits to...

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Chinese walls? Germany reinforces the control of foreign investments Antitrust Competition and Economic Regulation Alert

On 12 July 2017, the German Federal Government significantly reinforced the barriers for the acquisition of German companies by non-EU companies. The new Regulation for the Amendment of the ...

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IoT Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Trends in Asia: Be Ready

In this interview, Hong Kong-based Hogan Lovells partner Mark Parsons talks about the regulatory environment in Asia as it relates to cybersecurity, data privacy, and the...

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