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 Chinese and Canadian-trained professionals in our China group, many of whom are fluent in Mandarin or Cantonese. Members of our China group are ranked by the most respected international and national legal publications as the top legal professionals in Canada.

We are a full-service law firm with global and local expertise in a variety of sectors. A few of our key focuses in China include:

  • global wealth management and structuring
  • intellectual property
  • commercial real estate
  • mergers and acquisitions
  • competition and antitrust
  • international trade and investment
  • disputes

For Chinese clients looking to protect and enforce their intellectual property, we offer a team of 36 intellectual property lawyers, 25 patent agents and 22 trademark agents with extensive understanding of IP issues. We represent leading organizations in China such as OPPO and DiDi.

At the same time, our specialized Global Wealth Management and Structuring Team offers a full range of domestic and international planning, tax advisory, asset protection and family governance services for our Chinese and international families.

Our office in Beijing* serves as a business development subsidiary where we have solidified our governmental and professional services relationships in China and placed ourselves at the epicenter of China's administrative, policy and regulatory activity. We have also built a network of trusted Chinese law firms and associated service providers to help bring our clients’ products and services to market.

*BLG Consulting (Beijing) Limited does not practice law in China.

Experience

  • Advised COSCO and OOIL on the Canadian aspects of the US$6.3 billion acquisition of OOIL (world’s 6th largest liner shipping company) by COSCO Shipping (world’s 4th largest linter shipping company and Chinese SOE) and Shanghai Port Group
  • Advised a major Chinese online payments company on the national security review of its establishment of operations in Canada
  • Advised Nevsun Resources Ltd., a TSX listed mining company, in its successful defense against a C$1.4 billion hostile bid from Lundin Mining Corporation, and negotiation of a friendly C$1.86 billion white knight bid from Zijin Mining Group Co. Ltd., a state-owned enterprise
  • Advised China National Gold Group Hong Kong Limited, a state-owned enterprise, on its acquisition of 95% shares of Mundoro Mining Inc., a TSX listed mining company.
  • Advised Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (“HKEX”) on the Canadian aspects of its UKP 31.6 billion offer for London Stock Exchange Group plc (financial services)
  • Advised Caesars Interactive and Playtika, Ltd. in connection with Caesars’ US$4.4 billion sale of Playtika to Alpha Frontier Limited
  • Advised Nexen Energy ULC (a subsidiary of CNOOC Limited) on ongoing matters
  • Advised Yanchang Petroleum International Limited (a Hong-Kong listed company) in its $320 million acquisition of Novus Energy Inc.
  • Advised Loblaws Inc. on its C$225 million acquisition of T&T Supermarket Inc., the largest “Asian grocer” in Canada
  • Advised a major Chinese conglomerate on its proposed acquisition of hotels in Canada
  • Advised Cambridge Education Group Limited in its sale CATS Colleges Holdings Limited to a subsidiary of Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited (NYSE: BEDU), the largest operator of international and bilingual schools in China
  • Advised 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.

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