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Suite 2008, Shui On Plaza, 333 Huai Hai Zhong Road 200021 Shanghai
Tel. +86 (21) 5306 8899 / Fax +86 (21) 5306 8989
E-mail: china [at] gide [dot] com
Unit 01-02, Floor 15, Tower B, Parkview Green Tower, No. 9, Dong Da Qiao Road Chaoyang District Beijing 100020
Tel. +86 (10) 6597 4511 / Fax +86 (10) 6597 4551
E-mail: china [at] gide [dot] com

A country that is now a key player in the global economy, China is also a particularly complex, contrasting and paradoxical territory whose legal and cultural specificities are likely to destabilize Western investors. With a presence in China dating back to 1987, Gide was one of the first foreign law firms to operate in mainland China. Our long history with China means that we have one of the most experienced China teams of any international law firm. Our practice is handled by a team of Western and Chinese lawyers, working from two offices in Beijing and Shanghai, able to provide our clients with on-the-ground support and legal advice based on practical experience on all aspects of their activities doing business right across China.

Comprehensive assistance in China

Gide advises clients on legal issues and risks facing businesses, investors and authorities in Greater China. These include foreign direct investment, mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, large scale corporate transactions and restructurings, banking & finance, projects and public-private partnerships (PPPs), infrastructure and energy, taxation, construction and real estate, employment, competition and trade. All of our lawyers have received Western and Chinese legal education or training, allowing us to provide our clients with international and local insights, commercial understanding and technical expertise.

Problem solvers

We offer a high calibre service, that combines solid legal knowledge, a highly commercial approach to clients' needs and local insights, across a full spectrum of sectors and industries. Working in Chinese, English and French, our team strives to always provide clients with efficient, practical and relevant advice to issues they face in China. Through our deep knowledge of Chinese decision and law making processes, we can also help clients with all their regulatory and administrative dealings.

Keeping up to date

Our team writes and speaks widely on the subject of doing business in Greater China. We also publish investment guides and client alerts on topical developments affecting investors so our clients and contacts can keep abreast with key issues affecting their activities in China.

China experience beyond borders

Our integrated team benefits from a large and active China Desk in Paris, comprising experts with hands on experience on a broad range of Greater China matters, both inbound and outbound. Gide China has indeed significant experience providing cross-border advice for various Chinese companies with their go-global strategy. Our lawyers are skilled in the most complex transactions covering a wide range of industries. The team understands both the Chinese and overseas business environments and is able to provide a comprehensive and professional service that meets our Chinese clients’ requirements throughout the world. 

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. has an established record in advising foreign clients on complex, cross-border transactions involving China, including corporate and M&A matters. The firm's growing China outbound practice encompasses significant investments by Chinese investors (both state-owned and private companies) in France, but also elsewhere in Europe, Africa and South East Asia. David Boitout is particularly focused on transactions involving growth markets, and Shanghai office head Jiannian Fan is a cross-border M&A expert. Min Guo leads the Beijing office.

Legal 500 Asia 2021

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. has an established record in advising foreign clients on complex, cross-border transactions involving China, including corporate and M&A matters. The firm's growing China outbound practice encompasses significant investments by Chinese investors (both state-owned and private companies) in France, but also elsewhere in Europe, Africa and South East Asia. David Boitout is particularly focused on transactions involving growth markets, and Shanghai office head Jiannian Fan is a cross-border M&A expert. Min Guo leads the Beijing office.

Legal 500 EMEA & Asia 2021

Regularly acting for domestic and foreign clients on projects in China, Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I., which 'fully understands clients' needs', has also recently assisted with projects in France, Turkey, Cameroon, Guinea, Congo and Mauritania. The names to note in Beijing are office head Min Guo and 'clear thinking and energetic' counsel Xi Chen, who advises on energy and infrastructure projects. David Boitout and Jiannian Fan are the key Shanghai contacts.

Legal 500 EMEA & Asia 2021

At France-headquartered firm Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I., the China tax practice has a significant strong track record in transaction-related tax advice. Its scope of practice covers the tax aspects of group reorganisations, M&A tax planning and structuring, joint ventures and major projects, and financing. Other key areas include business establishment and operations, tax compliance, transfer pricing, tax audits and disputes, and individual income taxation. Although traditionally known for advising predominantly French clients, the practice's client base has evolved to cover both Fortune 500 companies and large European multinational groups, which are active in a range of sectors, including automotive, construction, engineering, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, energy and utilities, and media and advertising. Beijing office head and PRC taxation and accounting specialist, Min Guo, leads the firm's China tax practice. Guo is also an expert in structuring the tax aspects of company reorganisations, international tax, customs law and foreign exchange controls.

Legal 500 EMEA & Asia 2021

Primarily acts for French corporates on inbound transactions, including acquisitions, joint venture formation and equity investments. Also represents Chinese clients on outbound transactions. Client roster includes both French and domestic clients in the automotive, apparel, biotechnology and oil and gas sectors.

Chambers Global & Asia Pacific 2021

Esteemed full-service firm, handling complex cross-border transactions and reorganisations for a mix of international and Chinese corporations. Has notable experience in advising PRC corporates on onshore and offshore investment structures as well as tax efficiency issues. Along with handling transfer pricing and general compliance issues, also highly skilled in advising on contentious tax matters. Able to conduct income tax reviews on behalf of individuals, and has notable expertise in the energy and natural resource sphere. Regularly advises on matters with European or francophone-nation aspects.

Chambers Asia Pacific 2021

Shanghai

GIDE LOYRETTE NOUEL A.A.R.P.I.
Suite 2008, Shui On Plaza,
333 Huai Hai Zhong Road
200021 Shanghai
Tel. +86 (21) 5306 8899
Fax +86 (21) 5306 8989
E-mail: china [at] gide [dot] com
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Beijing

GIDE LOYRETTE NOUEL A.A.R.P.I.
Unit 01-02, Floor 15, Tower B, Parkview Green Tower, No. 9,
Dong Da Qiao Road Chaoyang District
Beijing 100020
Tel. +86 (10) 6597 4511
Fax +86 (10) 6597 4551
E-mail: china [at] gide [dot] com
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