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Banking and Finance

The attorneys at LEHMAN, LEE & XU provide advice on China's financial institutions, as well as on the laws, policies and regulations that govern financial transactions within this highly-regulated industry.

We have worked with both domestic and foreign banking institutions, international syndicated loan agreements, government borrowings, general commercial loan agreements, and leasing agreements. The firm set up and represents the China Foreign Banks Association (CFBA), which includes more than one hundred and eighty banks in China.

With the long-term needs of our banking and investment clients in mind, we also advise them on foreign exchange issues and strategic planning. Our attorneys, by maintaining close ties with industry officials, are always on top of the rapidly changing legal environment concerning financial transactions in China. We have helped many clients enter China's emerging industry of financial services, including insurance, derivatives and the commodity future's market.

The Banking & Investment attorneys at LEHMAN, LEE & XU provide expert advice and guidance regarding all regulatory aspects of finance in China. We advise clients in the following finance matters:

  • Debt financing of joint ventures and wholly foreign owned enterprises;
  • Capital contributions of joint ventures;
  • Letters of credit, risk-based capital requirements, counter-trade, auditing, bonds, project finance credit documentation, reporting requirements, insurance;
  • Loan loss reserve requirements, foreign exchange bank accounts for FIEs, export trade finance, infrastructure finance, debt and capital components;
  • Foreign exchange risk, project finance, regulation of foreign invested financial institutions;
  • A-Shares, B-Shares, N-Shares, S-Shares;
  • Counseling and representation for private and institutional debt and equity placement;
  • Secured transactions involving real and personal property;
  • Securities offerings in public and private markets;
  • Establishment and maintenance of domestic and international banking relationships;
  • Letter of credit negotiation and administration;
  • Financial reporting for private and governmental compliance;
  • Import-export financing;
  • Export credit insurance;
  • Equipment leasing;
  • Currency exchange matters; and 
  • Collection procedures, including mediation, arbitration and litigation.

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