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China

Whether you want to do business in Canada or China, you need a legal partner that can identify potential risks and guide you through challenges as they come up.

We have more than 40 professionals in our China Group, many who speak Mandarin or Cantonese.

We help Chinese clients with mergers and acquisitions transactions relating to:

  • mining and energy projects
  • public company takeover bids
  • acquisitions of private companies
  • minority investments in public companies
  • joint ventures

We also give advice on:

  • due diligence
  • environmental requirements
  • taxes
  • Indigenous matters
  • foreign investment approval
  • employment
  • intellectual property

For Canadian companies who want to do business in China, we have more than two decades experience helping clients get established overseas. 

With a representative office in Beijing, we’ve built a network of trusted Chinese law firms and associated service providers to help bring our clients’ products and services to market.

Included in this network are bilateral trade and investment associations, such as:

  • the Canada China Business Council
  • the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade
  • the Hong Kong-Canada Business Association
Clients living in China and Canada trust our Global Wealth Management and Structuring Team, located in our Vancouver office, for multigenerational asset preservation and estate and succession planning for high-net-worth families.

Experience

  • China Oil and Gas Group Limited in its $235.6 million acquisition of Baccalieu Energy Inc.
  • eQube Gaming Limited in its three-cornered amalgamation.
  • Yanchang Petroleum International Limited in its $320 million acquisition of Novus Energy Inc.
  • UGE, a company with manufacturing operations in China and a head office in New York, in going public through a qualifying transaction with a CPC on the TSX Venture Exchange.
  • Underwriters for the $30 million initial public offering of Datawind Inc. on the TSX, a company in the business of design, manufacturing, sale and distribution of affordable laptop devices, smart phones and internet services for emerging markets.
  • ZTE Corporation in connection with its continuing relationship with Public Mobile Inc., a telecommunication company headquartered in Toronto and operating a wireless network in Québec and Ontario. 
  • A TSX-listed company on its proposed C$3.5-billion strategic investment by a major Chinese State-Owned Enterprise.
  • Northern Peru Copper Corp. on its friendly acquisition by China Minmetals Nonferrous Metals Co. Ltd. and Jiangxi Copper Company Ltd. for $445 million.
  • Loblaws Inc. on its C$225 million acquisition of T&T Supermarket Inc., the largest “Asian grocer” in Canada.
  • A major Chinese conglomerate on its proposed acquisition of hotels in Canada.
  • A large Chinese pharmaceutical company on its acquisition of a TSX-Venture listed company.
  • A Chinese company on a $250 million financing of telecommunications equipment.
  • A Chinese company on a $250 million acquisition involving an initial public offering of a new company which utilized Canadian technology and management and a PRC labour force.
  • Genus plc, a publicly-listed animal genetics company based in the UK in a transaction for the purchase of Québec-based Génétiporc, the porcine genetics business of Aliments Breton Foods Group and a complementary business to Genus’ existing PIC business. The acquisition involved porcine genetic assets and boars cross Canada, shares of US and Mexican subsidiaries and shares in a Brazilian joint venture, in addition to negotiating future supply agreements respecting Canada, China and elsewhere.
  • Western Potash Corp. in a C$32 million strategic equity investment from CBC (Canada) Holding Corp., a joint venture company owned by China BlueChemical Ltd. and Benewood Holdings Corporation Limited, by way of a private placement for 45,040,876 common shares from Western’s treasury, representing a 19.9% ownership interest in Western on a non-diluted basis.
  • Sentry Select China Fund, an investment fund and Sentry Select Capital Corp., the manager of the Fund, in its C$86 million initial public offering.
  • Imaging Dynamics Company Ltd., a TSX-Venture listed medical technology company with offices in Hong Kong and Beijing, in their annual compliance and financing matters.
  • New Pacific Metals Corp., a TSX-listed exploration and development company with projects in China, in their annual compliance and corporate governance matters.
  • China National Gold Group Hong Kong Limited on its acquisition of 95% shares of Mundoro Mining Inc.

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