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China Business

Warner's China Business Practice group is a full-service team of lawyers in Michigan who have decades of experience working with Chinese enterprises and with people doing business in the United States and China.

Our law firm is committed to knowing your business and providing client-tailored, cost-effective and practical legal solutions to your business. Our multicultural and multilingual legal team understands Chinese culture and is thus able to help Chinese and U.S. clients overcome the cultural and legal challenges of the global marketplace and provide the expertise that will open doors to business success.

Warner was founded in Michigan in 1931. Today, more than 230 Warner attorneys service more than 5,500 clients in Michigan and throughout the world. We are proud of our traditional Michigan roots, and also of our reputation of being among the most "tech savvy" law firms in the United States. Like many of our clients, we compete in a competitive, global market and are dedicated to constantly implementing new ideas to improve the quality of our client services.
 
  • Our team has more than a decade of combined experience in doing business with Chinese enterprises and businesspeople.
  • Our team has been representing U.S. companies in China and Chinese companies in the United States and other parts of the world for more than 20 years.
  • Our team includes U.S. attorneys with a Chinese-focused practice.
  • Our lawyers work regularly in China, meeting with clients, speaking their language and working as a team to promote business success with practical legal advice.

SERVICES WE PROVIDE TO CHINESE COMPANIES
 
  • Acting as outside general counsel for Chinese and Asian companies with subsidiaries, offices or business needs in the United States, particularly in Michigan
  • Mergers and acquisitions of U.S. companies, including private technology and manufacturing companies
  • Strategic advice in the negotiation and drafting of cross-border intellectual property licensing, distribution and supply agreements, joint ventures, strategic alliances, research and development agreements, and OEM agreements
  • Legal guidance in projects such as factory closings, plant construction, restructuring, etc.
    Strategic counseling for human resources
  • Representation of Chinese and Asian companies in litigation, mediation, arbitration and settlement agreements

SERVICES WE PROVIDE TO U.S. COMPANIES
 
  • Establishment of subsidiaries in China and other Chinese speaking countries
  • Acquisitions of companies and business lines headquartered in China and other Chinese speaking countries
  • Investment in and joint ventures with Chinese companies
    Strategic advice in the negotiation and drafting of cross-border intellectual property licensing, distribution and supply agreement, joint ventures, strategic alliances, research and development agreements, and OEM agreements
  • General legal advice to U.S. companies establishing operations in China

SERVICES
 
  • Establishment of subsidiaries in the United States, China and other Chinese speaking countries
  • Mergers, acquisitions and restructuring of companies and business lines in the United States, China and other Chinese speaking countries
  • Private equity and venture capital investments in the United States, China and other Chinese speaking countries
  • Human resources (labor, employment and business immigration)
  • Joint ventures, strategic alliance, research and development agreements
  • Franchising and distribution
  • Product liability management
  • IP licensing
  • Outsourcing
  • Environmental compliance
  • Litigation, arbitration, mediation and settlement agreements
  • Patents, trademarks and copyrights
  • Tax
  • Export compliance
  • Bankruptcy
  • Commercial

INDUSTRIES
 
  • Automotive
  • Engineering and manufacturing
  • Office furniture
  • Commercial building products
  • Construction law
  • Consumer goods
  • Chemicals
  • Trading and distribution
  • Freight forwarding and logistics
  • Computer technology
  • Biotech and medical devices
     

NOTICE. Although we would like to hear from you, we cannot represent you until we know that doing so will not create a conflict of interest. Also, we cannot treat unsolicited information as confidential. Accordingly, please do not send us any information about any matter that may involve you until you receive a written statement from us that we represent you.

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