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With approval from the Chinese Ministry of Justice, Katten established an office in February 2012 in Shanghai, the largest economic and financial center in China, and we now have a team of experienced Katten attorneys permanently based in China. The firm’s presence in Shanghai enables us to overcome the time differences between China and the United States and to serve our clients’ business needs in China in real time. Attorneys in our Shanghai office are qualified in the People’s Republic of China and the United States, speak fluent English and Mandarin, and can handle legal affairs on a multicultural and multijurisdictional basis. Katten also maintains a core China Practice team in its Chicago office, which works seamlessly with the Shanghai office to serve our China- and US-based clients on a 24/7 basis. The insights of our bilingual and bicultural attorneys help Western investors overcome cultural differences to succeed in China and Chinese clients to succeed in the United States.

Katten has one of the most active China practices among US law firms. Our China practice regularly represents both US and European companies and investors doing business in China, as well as Chinese companies in their business activities in the United States. Our proactive, multidisciplinary approach ensures that deals get done in compliance with Chinese regulatory requirements. Clients benefit from our knowledge of Chinese local law and practices, our language and communication skills, and our relationships with central, regional and local governments, and businesses in China.

Members of our China practice regularly work and consult with Katten’s other offices and practices. Drawing on our firm’s strengths in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, private equity, securities offerings, intellectual property, emerging companies, corporate restructuring, real estate, environmental, customs and international trade, tax, management compensation, and labor law, we have developed a sophisticated approach to Chinese transactions and operational matters.

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Suite 4906 Wheelock Square
1717 Nanjing Road West
Shanghai 200040
P.R. China


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