China Practice

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China Practice

Hong Kong has an internationally accepted Rule of Law, sound financial and regulatory controls and is one of the freest economies in the world. It is the cultural, economic and legal bridge for entities doing business with or in Mainland China. 

With experienced lawyers in both Hong Kong and Shanghai offices, OLN is well placed not only to plan but also to execute and implement clients' business strategies in Mainland China.

We identify and resolve concerns that may occur due to unfamiliarity with local PRC customs, law and/or the business environment in Mainland China.

We strategise with and assist local and foreign companies in the establishment and maintenance of business presences in Mainland China, to engage in commercial activities in a wide range of industries including manufacturing, infrastructure, insurance, financial services, construction, retail, logistics and distribution. 

Through our Shanghai office, we have a substantial Intellectual Property practice, handling both contentious and non-contentious intellectual property works including trademark copyright and patent. Our Shanghai Intellectual Property team has been awarded a license to file directly in China and deal with PRC enforcement government agencies directly.

We are able to serve your IP needs in China and Hong Kong comprehensively.


OLN offers a full range of legal services

  • Setting up foreign direct investment structure sin Mainland China such as joint ventures, wholly foreign-owned enterprises (WFOE), branches and representative offices

  • Mergers and acquisitions

  • Restructuring existing businesses

  • Banking and project finance

  • Corporate finance including securities and venture capital investment

  • Dispute resolution including mediation, arbitration and litigation

  • Land transactions and property development

  • Tax planning and advice

  • Insolvency and restructuring


Our IP expertise in both Hong Kong and Mainland China

  • Trademark, patent and copyright portfolio management , from pre-filing to post-registration

  • Enforcement of IP rights against competitors and infringers

  • Proactive protection of IP rights and anti-piracy initiatives

  • Commercial IP - acquisition and exploitation of IP rights, including franchise agreements and licensing

  • Internet and domain name issues, media and advertising law, packaging, labeling, regulatory requirements, trade secret protection and related data protection

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