China -  Chinese law firm


Suite 606, We International Hub

No. 501, Jiujiang Road, Huangpu District

200001 Shanghai

Tel:   (86)(21) 5877 9296

Fax:  (86)(21) 5877 9196




Shanghai currently enjoys the highest levels of foreign direct investment in China.  Our office, located in the center of the central business district and one of the busiest commercial streets in the world, allows us a strong perspective and convenient location in this thriving city.


Lehman, Lee & Xu's Shanghai office is our largest office in China, managed by a core group of foreign and Chinese-licensed attorneys. Our Shanghai office has grown rapidly since being established in 1996. LEHMAN, LEE & XU was ranked first in the Global Counsel 3000 rankings of all domestic law firms in China in 2006 (8th among all foreign and domestic firms in China) in recognition of our capabilities across all major practice areas.

Our Shanghai practice covers:

in-bound and outbound corporate investment mergers and acquisitions telecommunications/IT taxes & trusts tax advisory labor, business migration and human resources intellectual property bankruptcy antitrust/anti-monopoly construction and infrastructure projects equity capital markets venture capital and private equity banking and finance business reconstruction, debt rescheduling and insolvency dispute resolution litigation franchising health sciences real property

In addition to advising on foreign direct investment, we have built a leading position with both Chinese and foreign clients in out-bound corporate investment. Major recent Shanghai projects include acting as China legal counsel for a major Chinese foreign trade enterprise in connection with its off-shore acquisitions.

We are ranked in the first tier in the IP and telecom/IT markets in Shanghai. We have one of the premier IP practices in China, which handles cross border and domestic litigation enforcement, as well as technology transfer, licensing and other contentious and non-contentious matters. We have particular strength in patent litigation and counseling.

Our telecom/IT lawyers are recognized experts in basic and value-added telecom investment in Shanghai. Recent projects include basic telecommunications operations and infrastructure projects, internet data centers, call-centers, cable modem broadband access projects, public and closed tenders, ISP and ICP projects, receivables backed financings for equipment vendors, and technology licenses and alliances.

We also advise on a full range of corporate finance matters, including IPOs, rights issues, private placements and Hong Kong stock market and securities related transactions. We regularly advise international institutional and financial investors in devising new investment models for their private equity investments, corporate venturing and portfolio investment in China.

Jiaotong University School of Law and LEHMAN, LEE & XU have cooperated on the presentation of a highly-acclaimed and innovative series of practical legal skills training courses for both foreign and licensed Chinese lawyers, in-house corporate legal counsel, and law students at Jiaotong. Edward Lehman, the managing director of the firm, has been appointed a member of the Board of Trustees and holds the position of full professor of Jiaoting University Law School. The firm sponsors 20 scholarships to the law school and six teaching chairs for lecturers.

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