Edward Lehman is the Managing Director of LEHMAN, LEE & XU in China where he specializes in the legal aspects of doing business in China. He advises foreign companies on joint ventures, wholly-owned subsidiaries and holding companies, technology licensing, engineering and construction projects, and the financing of such projects, as well as the protection of intellectual property rights in transactions and projects in China. In practice for over 27 years, Edward Lehman has advised on a wide variety of China projects ranging from cars to pharmaceuticals to power plants and websites.
Attorney Edward E. Lehman has advised international clients in all major economic sectors on investment, trade and dispute resolution matters in China since 1987. He is the longest serving Managing Director of any law firm (Chinese or Foreign) in the People's Republic of China (27+ years consecutively). Mr. Lehman is one of the best known "China-hands" after 27 years in Beijing and Shanghai, in association with major international and Chinese firms, he along with Chinese nationals established LEHMAN, LEE & XU one of China's leading full service professional service firms with six offices throughout greater China. He has been selected by his peers as one of the best advisers in China Banking, Intellectual Property, Finance, Foreign Direct Investment and Infrastructure and Corporate Commercial.
Edward E. Lehman is a Qualified Patent & Trademark Agent in Hong Kong, China, and Macau.
As Manager Director and Foreign Legal Counselor of LEHMAN, LEE & XU Edward Lehman has served 27+ consecutive years "on the ground" as a legal professional dealing with China and Mongolian legal, tax, foreign direct investment, corporate commercial, intellectual property, franchise, direct sales, health sciences, and business issues.
He is the first foreign lawyer to work as a "Legal Professional/Foreign Lawyer" in China with a local Chinese law firm since the establishment of the People's Republic of China. LEHMAN, LEE & XU is only the 8th private law firm established in mainland China. Edward Lehman is also the founder of LehmanBrown® International Accountants, a local Chinese Tax, Accounting, Audit, Forensic Accounting, Corporate Valuation, Intellectual Property Valuation organization with offices throughout mainland China, Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR, Taiwan and Republic of Mongolia.
Edward Lehman founded LEHMAN, LEE & XU Mongolia, the 2nd private law firm in the Republic of Mongolia, in Ulaanbaatar 18+ years ago. He is the Manager and Chief Ethics Officer of full service Chinese and Mongolian law firms, providing legal advice on a range of Chinese and Mongolian legal issues, including Corporate Commercial, Labor, Finance, Minerals & Mining, Intellectual Property, Tax, Media and Advertising, Pharmaceuticals, and Foreign Direct Investment in China and Mongolia.
He is the Founder and Director of LehmanBush (China Investment Company) with "China-Hand" businessman Neil Bush (son of former USA President George Herbert Walker Bush, younger brother of former USA President George W. Bush, and former USA Florida Governor Jeb Bush).
Edward Lehman adds to his repertoire the title of China Legal Commentator on China Central Television (CCTV), former Fellow of the China Academy of Social Sciences, and member of Asia Legal Business Magazine’s "China's 30 Hottest Lawyers."