We are a member of the China Alliance, a unique partnership established by four leading independent law firms that recognized China’s increasing importance in the international marketplace and in North America particularly. These four firms – Armstrong Teasdale LLP, Michael Best and Friedrich LLP, Blake Cassels and Graydon LLP (Canada), and Butzel Long – collaborate in the development of their respective China practices, which enhances each of our abilities to serve clients’ needs in the rapidly developing China market. The China Alliance’s offices in Shanghai and Beijing offer clients on-the-ground capabilities in China’s primary business and regulatory centers.
Attorneys from China Alliance firms provide advice and counsel to businesses with interests and operations in the Chinese market. Our operating arrangement allows us to offer companies and other interested organizations access to the skills and capabilities of 1,300 lawyers.
China Alliance member attorneys are actively involved in Chinese business communities, they are familiar with local business practices, and they maintain close relationships with officials at all levels of the Chinese government. With their ability to conduct business in Mandarin, Cantonese, and English, their access to key decision makers, and their pragmatic approach specifically tailored to the Chinese business environment, China Alliance attorneys provide clients with deep in-country capabilities and pertinent, professional advice.
The China Alliance structure provides cost-effective representation on critical business and strategic issues in China and throughout Asia. Whether the issue is local or multi-jurisdictional, practice- or industry-specific, China Alliance member firms provide relevant advice and timely solutions to all levels of business issues.
For more information on the China Alliance, please visit its website at www.china-alliance.com.