China Practice

The EVW China practice group is dedicated to providing Chinese enterprises and investors with the expert advice and counsel they need to achieve success in the U.S market. We specialize in providing practical solutions for the problems encountered by Chinese companies seeking to establish themselves in the U.S. We are a full-service law firm with many years of experience assisting our clients in a broad range of matters including commercial and corporate transactions, joint ventures, securities, mergers and acquisitions, international arbitration and court litigation in the U.S., and intellectual property. We represent private enterprises as well as state-owned-enterprises.

Our China practice group is fully integrated with the rest of our firm and utilizes the experience and skills of members from such diverse fields as securities and capital markets, corporate, patent law, media and advertising law, real estate and maritime law. We also work together with members of our Middle East, European and Turkish practice groups to assist our Chinese clients wherever and whenever they need us.

Our legal team is composed of lawyers with vast experience over many fields of U.S. law. We combine this experience with expertise in Chinese law as well. Members of the China practice group have worked with Chinese companies for decades. One of our partners worked on one of the very first international joint ventures following China’s opening to the West. The resulting venture was the Shanghai Bell Telephone Manufacturing Company which traces its origins to 1981.

Our professionals have a deep understanding and knowledge of business and legal aspects of U.S.-China transactions and Chinese culture. Our team works closely with a wide spectrum of Chinese professionals, including bankers, financiers, tax advisers, project consultants and law makers. Through our network in China, we are able to provide clients with an unsurpassed, seamless and practical service for all China-related matters. For entrepreneurs, we have a deep understanding of how China-based businesses are formed, financed, grown and taken public or acquired. We consistently deliver practical legal advice with sound business judgment, which has earned us the role of key trusted advisor.

For many years our firm has focused on the general corporate representation of public and private companies. We bring this expertise to our China practice group where we specialize in helping Chinese companies establish their business in the United States whether it is through acquisition of existing businesses here, joint venture agreements with U.S. enterprises or establishing a stand-alone U.S. branch from scratch. This experience extends to the acquisition of investment and commercial real estate.

Our Corporate Finance and Securities lawyers assist our clients in all aspects of securities law and regulation. Our members have vast experience with public offerings, private placements, syndications, shareholder rights, anti-takeover measures, board issues and disputes. EVW is often able to introduce clients to appropriate sources of venture capital, debt, mezzanine and public finance, since lawyers at EVW have long standing relationships with the leading international investment and commercial banks. EVW represents Chinese companies as foreign private issuers before the Securities and Exchange Commission and has advised Chinese company clients regarding various market sensitive financing structures such as traditional IPOs, APOs, PIPEs, SPACs and Going Private Transactions.

Our corporate and securities group represented near thirty public companies on initial public offering, subsequent offering and compliance, including more than half Chinese companies listed on NASDAQ, NYSE and OTCBB. The China Practice Group’s capability is focused on several industry sectors including information technology, agriculture, precious metal, imports and exports, electronic consumers, energy & utilities, financial institutions, manufacturing, air industries, and digital cinema.

 

Sample engagement includes:

  • A distributor and wholesaler of imported electrolytic copper plate and copper scrap based in Tianjin, China, going public through self-filing of S-1 registration statement with a concurrent PIPE financing of $60 million equity;
  • Initial public offering of a digital cinema company listed on NASDAQ of over $20 million offering;
  • Initial public offering and subsequent offering of $18 million of a significant hog farm based in Wuhan, China, listed on NASDAQ;
  • Initial public offering and subsequent offering of $17 million of an Aerospace parts manufacturer, listed on NYSE MKT;
  • APO transaction of a domestic asset based lender and money transfer firm into a public vehicle with a concurrent PIPE financing of $20 million offering;
  • APO transaction of a traditional Chinese herbal company with a concurrent PIPE financing of $12.5 million convertible notes and warrants;
  • APO transaction of a significant retailer and wholesaler of consumer electronics and appliances to rural market in China with a concurrent PIPE financing of $5 million equity;
  • $10 million in private equity financing for a prosthetics developer company;
  • $5 million in private equity financing for a cure for cystic fibrosis company;
  • $5 million in convertible debt financing for a private services company;
  • $3million in term loan for a private software services company;
  • $450,000 in equity financing of a private device developer;
  • $550,000 in equity financing of a immunotherapy company.

Any business client can find itself in a dispute. EVW’s Litigation and Arbitration Practice Group, including its International and Dispute Resolution practices [hot link to the descriptions] assists Chinese clients in managing such risks in contract negotiations and by representing them in court and arbitration proceedings.

Our China Practice Group includes EVW partners who are registered U.S Patent Attorneys as well as highly experienced intellectual property attorneys who have provided expert advice and counsel to Chinese companies for many years. We obtain U.S. patents for Chinese clients and also help American clients protect intellectual property in Asia in coordination with Chinese patent agents and intellectual property attorneys.

Now that China has resumed its position as a major maritime nation, expert legal advice with respect to maritime and admiralty laws can make the difference between success and failure in overseas markets. At EVW our Admiralty & Maritime practice group provides a broad range of legal services to businesses and individuals involved with all aspects of the domestic and international shipping industries.

EVW has worked closely for years with the China firm LungTin International, which is focused on intellectual property matters, transactional work, prosecution of all forms of IP and litigation. In 2014, EVW established an affiliate relationship with LungTin International. Headquartered in Beijing, LungTin International has offices Shanghai, Shenzhen, Tokyo and Hong Kong with over 160 professionals fluent in several languages, including English, Japanese, Korean, German, and French.

中国业务

EVW律师事务所的中国业务团队旨在为中国企业以及中国投资者提供其在美国市场

取得成功所需的专业建议和法律指导。我们专注于为中国企业在寻求美国置业时所面临的

困难提供解决方案。我们是一家能够提供全方位服务的律师事务所。我们在各种领域拥有

多年经验以协助我们的客户,其中包括商业交易、合资企业、有价证券、公司兼并收购、

国际仲裁、美国法院诉讼,以及知识产权。我们代理民营企业,同时也代理国有企业。

我们的中国业务团队充分结合事务所在其他诸多领域的丰富经验,譬如证券与资本

市场,公司法,专利法,娱乐及广告法,房地产法及海商法。不仅如此,我们还与我们中

东、欧洲以及土耳其业务团队共同合作,在世界各地随时辅佐中国客户的需求。

我们的法律团队集合了在美国法律各个领域富有经验的律师。我们将这些经验同样

用于中国法律。中国业务团队的成员拥有与中国企业合作数十年的经验。在中国对外开放

后,我所的一位合伙人参与了首批中外合资企业之一的创设。这所企业便是可以追溯至

1981年的上海贝尔电话设备制造有限公司。

我们的专业团队从商业以及法律的角度对中美交易以及中国文化均有深入了解。我

们的团队与中国的专家人士有紧密的合作关系,其中包括银行业者、金融业者、税务顾问

专家、项目顾问以及立法人员。通过我们与中国当地的关系,我们有能力为我们的客户提

供卓越、无缝衔接并且务实的与中国相关的服务。对于企业家,我们对中国公司的构建过

程、资金筹措,业务发展、上市以及收购均有深入的了解。我们坚持给予务实的法律意见

以及可靠的经营判断,这些都使我们成为重要且可信任的顾问。

多年以来,我所专注于全面代理上市公司以及私营企业的公司业务。我们将这方面

的专长也同样带入中国业务,不论是通过收购美国本地现有企业的手法,或是通过与美国

企业签订合资协议的手法,抑或通过完全从头设立独立的美国分公司的手法,我们的中国

业务团队都会专注于帮助中国企业在美国设立公司。这方面的经验同样也适用于在美国展

开其他投资以及购置商业地产。

我们的公司金融证券法律师在证券法方面为我们的客户提供全方位的服务。我们的

律师在公开发行、私募、联合包销证券、股东权利、反收购策略、董事会议题及争议等

方面拥有丰富的经验。基于我所律师与顶尖国际投资银行及商业银行的长期合作关系,

EVW律师事务所曾屡次成功向客户引荐合适的资源,诸如风投、贷款、夹层融资及公债融

资。EVW代表中国企业在美国证券交易委员会作为境外私营发行人,并且在不同市场下对

各种敏感的融资结构为中国企业客户提供了专业意见,例如:传统的上市,融资型反向收

购,私募基金,特殊用途收购公司(SPAC),上市公司私有化。

我们的公司法以及证券法团队曾代表过三十余间上市公司从事首次公开发行股票业

务、后续发行及合规业务,其中超过半数的中国企业在纳斯达克、纽约证券交易所以及美

国场外柜台交易系统成功上市。中国业务团队的能力在各种产业内均得以展现,这些产业

包括信息技术产业、农业、稀有金属业、进出口业、电子消费业、能源业、金融机构业、

制造业、航空业以及数字电影业。

经典案例包括:

某天津进口电解铜板、废铜批发经销商通过注册完成S-1自我申报申请登记,结合私募融

资(PIPE)所得六千万美金资产成功上市;

某数字电影公司在纳斯达克成功上市,并公开发行超过两千万美金新股;

某湖南大型猪养殖场在纳斯达克上市,并成功通过上市及后续发行,成功发售价值超过一

千八百万美金的股票;

某航空零件生产商在纽交所上市,并成功通过上市及后续发行,成功发售价值超过一千七

百万美金的股票;

某以境内资产为主的出借人及资产转移公司结合两千万美金私募融资(PIPE)成功通过融

资型反向收购(APO)交易成为上市主体;

某传统中药企业结合私募融资(PIPE)所得一百二十五万美金可转债及权证,成功通过融

资型反向收购(APO)上市;

某大型农村市场家用电子产品零件零售批发商结合五百万美金私募融资(PIPE)通过融资

型反向收购(APO)成功上市;

成功为某假肢开发企业获得一千万美金的私募融资;

成功为某囊肿性纤维化疗法企业获得五百万美金的私募融资;

成功通过可转债为某民营咨询公司获得五百万美金融资;

成功为某民营软件服务公司获得三百万美金的定期贷款;

成功为某民营设备开发商获得四十五万美金的股权融资;

成功为某免疫疗法企业获得五十五万美金的股权融资。

任一企业客户都会面临一定纠纷。EVW律师事务所的诉讼仲裁团队,包括其在国际

争端解决方面的实践经验都将会帮助中国客户在合同谈判中控制风险,并且在诉讼及仲裁

程序中更好地代理中国客户。

我们的中国业务团队中不仅包含EVW律师事务所中拥有美国注册专利律师资格的合

伙人,并且还有为中国企业提供多年法律意见的富有经验的知识产权律师。 我们帮助中

国客户获得美国专利,并且与中国知识产权代理公司及律师共同合作,帮助美国客户保护

其在亚洲的专利。

如今,中国再次成为一个重要的海运国家。海商法方面的专业法律意见对中国客户

在海外市场的成功与否具有重要意义。EVW律师事务所的海商法团队不论对企业还是个

人,国际抑或国内,均能够提供全面的法律意见。

Eaton & Van Winkle律师事务所近日宣布其与中国顶尖知识产权律师事务所隆天

国际建立正式合作关系。隆天国际于1994年成立,是一家成熟的知识产权代理公司,在

北京,上海,深圳等地设有办公室。隆天国际现有员工200余人,专注于为国内外客户提

供全方位的知识产权代理和法律服务。隆天国际不仅在专利、商标、版权、商业秘密、反

不正当竞争、域名以及海关保护等领域为客户提供全面的申请、诉讼以及交易服务,其还

是经国家批准的可以为客户实现其知识产权价值最大化的代理公司。

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