FuJae Partners (FuJae) is a Shanghai-based corporate and commercial law firm. Our clients rely on us as trusted advisors with long professional practice as licensed lawyers in China and the United States.
We deliver high quality—international standard—service with China-focused foundation and expertise. We utilize a practical, solution oriented, approach.
FuJae professionals commit to the highest ethical standards providing clients with superior quality, cost effective, service. Client needs define our priority at all times.
FuJae lawyers act from an international viewpoint. We follow international standards counseling clients with their legal, tax, compliance and regulatory issues.
Our lawyers collaborate in a strategic alliance with McGuireWoods LLP, a reputable U.S.-based international law firm. This alliance provides our clients access to a large pool of experienced lawyers.
Working in collaboration we solve complex commercial, structural, tax and cultural issues involved in cross-border transactions. We produce solutions specific to requirements of our client’s industry. We work from comprehensive experience advising companies in leading industries.
FuJae lawyers provide service in these practice areas:
– Mergers & Acquisition
– Tax and Customs
– Intellectual Property
– Dispute Resolution
FuJae lawyers advise on cross-border investment and corporate transactions involving China. With 25+ years of professional practice in the U.S. and China, we have advised clients in a full spectrum of transactions. Our lawyers fully qualify advising on complex legal issues involved in corporate transactions and corporate matters.
We provide solution oriented service. Our clients range from startups to Fortune 500 companies. Many of our clients are U.S. or Europe-based multinational corporations.
Partners specialize in: general corporate, venture capital and private equity investment, financing, corporate and tax restructuring, entity formation, cross-border investment.
Firm lawyers counsel clients on: establishing Sino-foreign JVs, wholly foreign-owned enterprises, PRC representative offices. We provide guidance on foreign exchange and other regulatory compliance issues.
FuJae’s legal and tax experts have advised multinationals on their reorganization and tax restructuring of China operations. FuJae lawyers have acted as outside general counsel for Chinese state owned and private enterprises investing overseas.
Mergers & Acquisitions
FuJae M&A lawyers bring solid practice experience advising clients with acquisitions and dispositions internationally, and in China, in a range of industries. Our experience includes advising in highly regulated industries.
Firm clients gain from FuJae’s resources available through our global legal alliance network while, at the same time, retaining local expertise and China-market knowledge of a Chinese law firm.
FuJae lawyers structure and negotiate transactions for public and private corporations. Our comprehensive understanding of a range of industries — coupled with our local knowledge, expertise, and solution oriented approach — enable us to ensure complex cross-border transactions conclude successfully.
Our lawyers have completed significant transactions involving large U.S. and European clients in China. We advise on the legal and tax implications of: China-inbound FDI projects, outbound investments, spin-offs, JVs and other cross-border M&A transactions.
Firm lawyers have substantial experience representing companies in negotiated and contested M&A matters in a variety of contexts. Firm lawyers possess an in-depth understanding of the legislation and practice affecting M&A, tax, IP and anti-trust issues in China.
Tax and Customs
FuJae’s tax and customs lawyers provide foreign clients in China with sophisticated, creative, tax and legal solutions, and dispute representation. Clients choose us because of our solid reputation and superior track record with PRC tax authorities.
Led by FuJae’s senior tax partner — with 20 years of tax practice with reputable international and Chinese law firms plus five years serving as tax official with PRC State Administration of Taxation — our tax team confidently makes practical judgment calls allowing clients to navigate China’s complex tax regulations and pursue sensible solutions in tax disputes with PRC tax authorities.
Clients trust us because of the high quality of our legal opinions on China tax matters. Clients appreciate our thorough understanding of the Chinese tax environment, a distinctive ability enabling us to make sensible judgment calls at critical times.
Ensuring our clients achieve both regulatory compliance — AND tax optimization — is our aim.
Clients undertaking major projects — such as, inbound/outbound investments, M&A 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 range of industries, our lawyers take care that each client adopts a tax strategy maximizing competitive advantage while remaining compliant with the tax laws of jurisdictions involved.
Our tax lawyers are experienced in customs and import-related VAT matters. They advise clients on various customs and VAT issues, including: bonded processing and logistics, customs valuation, import goods classification.
FuJae’s IP counsel assist companies protect their brands, patents, trade secrets, designs and other intellectual property rights. Our lawyers are experienced with cross-border licensing of technology, trademarks, and software.
Our solution oriented approach allows clients to maximize value and minimize risks associated with their intellectual property. As a trusted partner, we guide clients navigating China’s complex IP scheme. We assist with registration, management, transaction and protection of intellectual property as well as dispute resolution in complicated IP cases.
Firm lawyers have built a solid record of trademark practice covering application for registration, opposition, assignment, dispute and infringement.
Our lawyers are experienced in: copyright protection, anti-unfair competition, suppressing counterfeit goods, domain name protection and registration, entertainment and media-related IP matters.
FuJae lawyers represent clients in disputes involving IP, commercial, compliance, employment and administrative matters.
We resolve disputes through court litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution. Our dispute resolution team possesses in-depth knowledge, skills and experience with the Chinese legal system, as well as, common law knowledge and concepts.
We provide clients with pre-litigation/arbitration counsel, recommend practical litigation/arbitration strategies, investigate IP infringement, represent clients in court/arbitration proceedings, and pursue actions to enforce or settle court judgments and arbitration awards.
To resolve disputes promptly, we actively explore alternative settlement processes including negotiation and mediation of disputes.
FuJae’s dispute team assists clients complete internal audits and government compliance investigations, FCPA investigations in particular.
We assist clients identify, characterize, and defend potential exposure from non-compliant practices. FuJae provides assistance to clients facing hostile administrative actions and investigations — such as anti-bribery and EHS investigations — which may lead to administrative or criminal sanctions. We recommend remedial actions and advise on defense strategy.
We also assist communication with governmental authorities including State Administration for Market Regulation, Customs, Production Safety Authority, Labor Bureau and SAFE. From time to time, FuJae lawyers work with consulates and embassies, as well as trade organizations such as American Chamber of Commerce, to ensure the best outcome.