Orrick has been active in China for decades. Our lawyers in Beijing counsel Chinese, Asian and international clients on a wide range of cross-border transactions, commercial and intellectual property litigation and regulatory matters, drawing on Orrick’s global strengths in the technology, energy & infrastructure, finance and life sciences sectors.

Outbound Support for Chinese Companies

We support Chinese private and state-owned enterprises on cross-border M&A, capital markets, venture capital and energy transactions in Southeast Asia, Europe, the Americas and Africa.

Our leading IP litigation practice is recognized by the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Commerce as a “preferred U.S. law firm” for Chinese companies facing patent infringement claims before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC).

Our International Trade team helps clients navigate the complex challenges related to international trade and investment. We support clients in working with the Chinese regulatory authorities to obtain the required approvals, clearances and licenses and have worked on some of the highest profile foreign investment transactions to come before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).

  • Technology and Innovation

    Leading Chinese and multinational tech companies, private equity and venture capital firms turn to us for growth and investment strategies. We represent major Chinese state-owned and private enterprises on inbound and outbound M&A and corporate venture investments, IP and data strategies. Our tech sector experience - automotive technology and mobility, e-commerce, life sciences, and fintech - helps support the fast-growing and disruptive China tech market.

    Intellectual Property

    We assist multinationals in all aspects of IP in China, the U.S. and beyond. Our team has been consistently ranked among the top-tier firms in China by Managing Intellectual Property, Asian Legal Business and IAM Patent 1000. We have a combined legal and practical industry experience, gained by members of our team who have worked in various industries as engineers and scientists before they became lawyers. Their background offers a distinct advantage in tech transactions, including agreements to develop, license, test, market, distribute, co-brand, protect and acquire or divest technology and other IP rights as well as assisting them on their strategic decisions and planning for their most contentious and important IP disputes.

    The Chinese Ministry of Commerce named Orrick as a "preferred U.S. law firm" to represent Chinese companies before the U.S. International Trade Commission in patent infringement litigation. We have handled thousands of China patent and trademark applications and more than 100 patent, trademark, copyright, domain name and trade secret-related disputes in China and the U.S. before the International Trade Commission and federal courts.

    Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution

    We offer Chinese companies one of the leading litigation platforms – including litigators who have experience understanding the unique risks and considerations China-based clients face in disputes around the world. We represent clients in commercial litigation, product liability, trade secrets misappropriation, intellectual property and regulatory investigations, as well as international arbitration.

    Cyber, Privacy & Data Protection

    Our Data Privacy & Cybersecurity practice assists Chinese and multinational corporations in their most critical privacy and cybersecurity projects on a global and regional level. Deploying a “hub and spoke model,” our lawyers manage and review advice from counsel in other jurisdictions to ensure a consistent approach to the advice our clients receive. Our global reach and experience allow us to advise clients from a global regulatory perspective, adhere to differing compliance requirements, helping reconcile the varying legal requirements in multiple jurisdictions and adapt to the fast-changing threat landscape. We also work on the most demanding and urgent cybersecurity matters and help multinational clients handle high-stakes cross-border investigations, litigation, and compliance matters in China, U.S., European Union, the United Kingdom.

    Our Community

    We play a leading role in the development of China’s pro bono legal landscape. Through Orrick Cares, we support community organizations throughout China, including Beijing’s Bethel House, a program for blind children, and Shanghai’s Yueliang Children’s Mental Development Center.