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Corporate & Commercial

TransAsia's corporate and commercial team has been providing a full suite of services across a wide range of industries for over 20 years.

Our clients value our extensive, on-the-ground experience and commitment to delivering results. We provide advice to a varied client base from large publicly listed multinationals to small and medium-sized enterprises on a wide array of corporate and commercial legal matters. Our bilingual and multicultural capabilities, coupled with our extensive experience, enable us to effectively handle all manner of issues for both domestic and international clients.

Client Services

  • Market entry and restructuring, including establishment of corporate vehicles (including equity and cooperative joint ventures, wholly owned subsidiaries, representative offices and domestic companies), partner selection, legal due diligence, negotiations and documentation
  • Post-establishment issues, such as changes in registered capital, changes of business scope, and the appointment or replacement of directors
  • Commercial contracts and agreements
  • Financing arrangements
  • Trade issues, including customs and foreign exchange procedures
  • Regulatory and compliance matters, operating licenses and permits
  • Bankruptcy and the dissolution or liquidation of corporate entities
  • M&A and investment restructuring
  • Deregistration of representative offices
  • Legal due diligence and analysis
  • Daily operational issues, such as intellectual property protection, crisis management and dispute resolution

Representative Transactions

  • Advised JD Power on the design of its corporate structure in China for the market survey and value-added telecommunication businesses and the corresponding corporate formations and license applications
  • Advised on the structuring and establishment of new corporate vehicles for Nokia
  • Assisted McDermott International Inc. with negotiations with Chinese shipyards and financial institutions on the construction of a state-of-the-art deep sea oil drilling/construction vessel which will likely be valued at over US$ 400 million
  • Advised Bertelsmann on the establishment of China's first Sino-foreign book distribution joint venture
  • Assisted Gruner+Jahr with the structuring of, and documentation for, magazine and book co-publishing arrangements with several PRC partners
  • Advised OPI on the formation of a joint venture with Zhaopin.com (a leading Chinese HR service provider)
  • Structured and implemented a PRC online e-commerce platform for Duty Free Shoppers (DFS), and advised on its bid for duty-free concessions at the Pudong International Airport in Shanghai
  • Advised Tyco International on the formation and restructuring of several joint ventures and subsidiaries in different cities in China
  • Advised Ingram Micro on the restructuring of its China operations and assisted with local distribution issues
  • Established a foreign-invested commercial enterprise for KHD Humboldt Wedag
  • Advised Orica Australia Pty Ltd on commercial contract issues related to its operations in China
  • Assisted Avalon, a U.S.-based age care company, to explore structures for its commercial and charitable initiatives
  • Advised Bacardi-Martini on its potential acquisitions of, and mergers with, Chinese liquor companies
  • Advised various international brands (including Camus and Lanvin) on market entry structures and partnerships
  • Advised Phillip Morris on complex advertising and promotional arrangements, including initiatives geared toward consumers and distributors, as well as the  structuring of  lottery-style and other reward-based promotional campaigns
  • Advised Sperian Protection (formerly Bacou-Dalloz) on its China structure
  • Advised Cemex (formerly Rinker) on its China structure and in the ultimate sale of its business (including factories and inventory), as well as the restructuring of its operations
  • Advised Agility (international logistics company) on its China operations
  • Advised AIG on the dissolution of its China offices and the resolution of related corporate matters
  • Advised II-VI on the establishment of its joint venture with Supower and other operations in China
  • Assisted Zebra Media with the establishment of a PRC structure, and advised on the subsequent capital increase and business scope expansion of one of its PRC subsidiaries
  • Advised XING AG (leading German business networking site) on miscellaneous corporate matters
  • Advised U.S.-based technology company Ancestry.com (formerly The Generations Network) on the daily corporate matters of its PRC subsidiaries
  • Advised Ticketmaster on the acquisition of a major PRC entertainment and ticketing company, the establishment of a subsidiary, changes of senior personnel and other daily operational matters
  • Advised Bradken on the establishment of a manufacturing facility, as well as the dissolution of its representative offices and other general corporate matters
  • Advised CNBC on the establishment of its Shanghai news bureau, advertising services subsidiary and partnership with the Shanghai Media Group (Shanghai Television), as well as on changes of senior personnel
  • Advised Kroll on the relocation of its representative office and subsidiary as well as other general corporate matters
  • Advised IMG on the relocation of its subsidiary in Shanghai and other general  corporate matters

Representative Clients

  • AIG
  • Airbus
  • Agility
  • Amazon
  • Avalon
  • Aviation Corp of China
  • Bacardi-Martini
  • Bertelsmann
  • Blue Run Ventures
  • Bradken Industries
  • Camus
  • Cemex (Rinker)
  • ChemCo
  • CNH (Fiat Industrial)
  • CSR
  • DFS
  • Electronic Arts
  • Federal Signal
  • Gambro
  • Generations Network
  • Google
  • Gruner+Jahr
  • Henkel
  • II-VI
  • IMG
  • Ingram Micro
  • KHD Humboldt Wedag
  • Kroll Associates
  • Lanvin
  • Louis Dreyfus
  • Motorola
  • NBC Universal
  • Nestle
  • Nokia
  • Portman International
  • Semperit
  • Sperian Protection
  • Ticketmaster
  • Tyco Thermal Control
  • Walt Disney
  • Xing AG
  • Zebra Media