FuJae Partners (FuJae) is a Shanghai based corporate and commercial law firm with an in-depth knowledge of Chinese law and practice. FuJae’s partners and professionals leverage years of experience as qualified lawyers in China and the United States to offer clients both international standard high quality service and China-focused expertise. The firm regards client needs as its top priority, and strives to provide clients with high quality, cost-effective services, while adopting a practical, solution-oriented approach.
With an international outlook and abundant experience in the world’s most dynamic industries, FuJae lawyers offer clients not only legal, tax and regulatory advice, but also solutions tailor-made for clients’ specific industry needs. FuJae Partners offers expertise in the following practices:
With over 20 years of experience in the US and China, the firm’s lawyers are fully qualified to advise clients on the complex corporate legal issues associated with cross-border investments and corporate transactions involving China. FuJae Partners provides solution-oriented legal counselling to a wide range of clients. The firm’s lawyers have been involved in a full spectrum of transactions with clients ranging from promising start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. The partners at FuJae specialize in legal services covering clients’ venture capital and private equity investments, financings, corporate and tax restructuring, entity formation, general corporate and cross-border investments. Over the years, the firm’s lawyers have counselled clients on the establishment of Sino-foreign joint ventures, wholly foreign-owned enterprises and PRC representative offices, and provided guidance on foreign exchange and other regulatory compliance issues. In addition, FuJae’s legal and tax experts have advised multinationals on the reorganization and tax restructuring of their China operations, and acted as outside general counsel for Chinese State-owned and private enterprises making investments overseas.
Mergers and Acquisitions Practice
FuJae Partners M&A lawyers are experienced in acquisitions and dispositions in a wide range of industries, both internationally and in China, including those that are highly regulated. The lawyers in FuJae’s M&A Practice group advise clients on M&A transactions involving international and domestic companies, offering clients the resources of a global alliance network, whilst maintaining the market knowledge and expertise of a local Chinese firm. For decades, FuJae’s lawyers have been structuring and negotiating transactions for public and private corporations. Our lawyers’ comprehensive understanding of a wide range of industries coupled with our local knowledge, expertise and solution-oriented approach have enabled us to ensure complex cross-border transactions reach completion.
Throughout decades of M&A practice, our lawyers have completed a significant number of transactions involving large US and European clients in China. We have advised clients on the legal and tax implications of China-inbound foreign direct investment projects, outbound investments, spin-offs, joint ventures and other cross-border M&A transactions.The firm has vast experience representing companies in negotiated and contested M&A matters in a wide variety of contexts as well as an in-depth understanding of the legislation and practice that covers M&A, tax, IP and anti-trust issues in the PRC.
Tax and Customs Practice
FuJae’s Tax and Customs Practice Group provides sophisticated and creative tax and legal solutions as well as dispute resolution representation for international clients in China. Our clients choose us because of our prior work experience and excellent track record with the PRC taxation authorities. Led by the firm’s senior tax partner who has over 20 years of tax practice experience with major international and Chinese law firms and 5 years of experience as a tax official at the PRC State Administration of Taxation, our tax team is well-positioned to make practical, real-life judgment calls for our clients, assisting them in navigating through China’s complex tax environment and in finding practical and sensible solutions to tax disputes with the PRC taxation authorities. Our clients trust us not only because our firm is qualified to issue legal opinions on China tax matters, but also because we have a thorough understanding of the Chinese tax environment and the unique ability to make sensible judgment calls for our clients at critical times.
We always aim to ensure our clients achieve both regulatory compliance and tax optimization. Clients undertaking major projects such as inbound/outbound investment or merger and acquisition transactions benefit from the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of our one-stop, solution-oriented approach. With a wealth of international tax advisory experience across a wide range of industries, the firm’s tax lawyers ensure that each client adopts a tax strategy that maximizes competitive advantage whilst remaining compliant with the tax laws of the jurisdictions involved.
Our tax lawyers are also experienced in customs and import-related VAT matters, and have advised clients on various customs and VAT issues, including customs and VAT issues relating to bonded processing and logistics, customs valuation and import goods classification. In addition, the lawyers in our Tax and Customs Practice group have advised and defended clients in administrative and criminal investigations.
Intellectual Property Practice
FuJae’s Intellectual Property Practice helps companies protect their brands, patents, trade secrets, designs and other intellectual property. Our lawyers are also experienced with cross-border licensing of technology, trademarks, and software. Our solution-oriented approach allows us to maximize the value and minimize the risk associated with our clients’ intellectual property. As our client’s trusted partner, we help each client navigate China’s complex IP landscape by assisting with the registration, management, transaction and protection of intellectual property as well as dispute resolution for complicated intellectual property cases.
The firm’s lawyers have an excellent track record in trademark practice cases related to application for registration, opposition, assignment, dispute and infringement. The firm’s lawyers are also experienced in other areas of IP representation including copyright protection, anti-unfair competition, cracking down on counterfeit goods, domain name protection/registration and entertainment/media related IP.